Hey ya'll, I have a window a/c unit that keeps shutting itself off completely. LED
's on the display and all. breakers are not tripping.
I had moved the unit to another window and a friend hooked up to a 6' extension cord
After a year, the a/c started shutting off;(it's not in energy saver mode) then restarting about 30 seconds later, and then coming back on. Fan would start, then compressor would kick on; would run fine for 20 minutes or so and do the same thing again. (This usually happens during the hottest part of the day; not at any other time.)
I checked and noticed the extension cord showed signs of arcing at the plugs, or browning, maybe getting hot.
I had an electrician extend my 220 line six feet. he used what he called a block. Put in a box ran a new pipe to another box where he mounted the female plug. so I'm assuming it was done correctly.
That's when I called LG. cause now I think it's all in the a/c. LG sent people out 4 times to fix it, Replaced the electical parts completely> 4 times. each time the 3 different techs said that this brain; as he called it, was the only thing that could cause it to shut off. And it still does it.
LG gave up, and said if I got an electrician to certify my wiring
is ok; they would give me a refund. The money to pay for this is on me.
When the electician was here he checked in the breaker box, said size was proper. (I had turned off the power each time for the a/c techs.)
sorry to be so long winded. My question is:
Could it be a stuck breaker or a loose wire at the breaker?? elecrician didn' take the cover off at the breaker box.
I also noticed when he put the wires in the block. the wire was to thick to fit in so, he removed some of the stranding,
Could that be a problem?
thanks for your time. took this 70 year old a while to try to phrase all this. Hope you can help.