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I have an electrical outlet that has an open ground would

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I have an electrical outlet that has an open ground would that not allow my A.C. to run?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Steve G. replied 6 months ago.

Hello there and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today. I am an engineer with over 30 years of electrical and electronic training, repair and installation experience. I will try and answer your question accurately and precisely so that we can get you on your way.

Is this a window unit?

Is it 120V or 240V?

Let me know.

Steve

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
this is a windows unit 120 Volts
Expert:  Steve G. replied 6 months ago.

Ok. The AC unit should work even with an open ground. The exception to this is if you have older wiring and the ground is being used as a neutral. Or the neutral as a ground.

Do you have any other receptacles that show open ground on your tester?

Expert:  Steve G. replied 6 months ago.

Hello, did you get my last message from 7/22/16?

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