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Ok i have a lg 15000 btu ac window unit i turn it on and fan

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ok i have a lg 15000 btu ac window unit i turn it on and fan starts and then the compressor trys to kick on runs a min. then blow my 20 amp breaker?
this unit was stored in the upright pos. for seven years in my father garage
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Appliance Tech Care replied 2 years ago.

First a brief overview of the process: This is a chat forum, so I’ll need

to communicate back and forth with you. I only ask that you be as clear as

you can in your responses back to me as I am not in front of your machine

and I have to be able to understand the problem before I can give you a

clear answer to your problem. Please be patient also as I have others that

I am trying to help in between your replies back to me.
It is my intention to solve your problem with an honest, and helpful

answer. My goal is for a rating of Excellent Service
So lets begin!

Are you mechanically inclined and have the ability and tools to take the shroud(cover) off your unit?

I am thinking that you have a problem with the compressor and the only way to know for sure is to get at the wiring connector on the side of the compressor and unplug it. Then, re-power the unit and see of the breaker trips without the compressor hooked up.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
OK I took off the wires at the compressor started up unit fan come on like it did before but now unit just runs with fan, but it don't die down now like it did before
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Is it possible for the starter on the compressor be no good ?
The compressor did start running then blows fuses right away before ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I tried to reconnect the wires to the compressor, I turned on unit and the unit start up fan comes on then compressor does come on then kicks back off for a min. Or so then the unit try to re start compressor but clicks then off again next time it try to start compressor it dims the lights and blows a fuse
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
This unit is a LG model LWHD1500ER SER.NUMBER 510TAHQO8849
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
15000 btu
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
OK I all so tried, bye passing the over load protection breaker compressor start unit start to cool down then blow the breaker in the house
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Could this be due to a bad Compacitor