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I have a brand new SPT portable airconditioner and all it

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I have a brand new SPT portable airconditioner and all it seams to do is blow in hot air from outside. The compressor will kick on for maybe 30secs then it'll make some loud thumping sounds and the compressor will stop and it'lll just continue blowing in hot air. It will do this on and off every 15mins or so... What do I do?
JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?
Customer: yeah set to 62 and it's 95 in the room. The filters are clean as it's brand new it has no trouble blowing lots of air but like I said it's just blowing in hoty outside air
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: what work? it's brand new...?
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: that's pretty much it
Submitted: 27 days ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Webb-Guy replied 27 days ago.

It sounds like the problem is with the compressor. If the unit is brand new you are going to need to contact the place you bought it from and see if they will replace it for free.