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Author Topic: LG Portable AC Not Cooling  (Read 1343 times)

Offline wpollock

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LG Portable AC Not Cooling
« on: March 30, 2018, 03:44:04 PM »

This is a free standing in room ac and it worked fairly well in supplementing the central ac in my master bedroom last year. However,now the compressor appears to kick in and out at 15 second intervals with no cold air.Any ideas as to why the compressor is cycling on/off so quickly?

Thanks

Offline manden

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Re: LG Portable AC Not Cooling
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 10:09:31 AM »
A model number may be helpful herre but I doubt that I will be able to find any tech data on it.

Sounds like the compressor is overheating and tripping the thermal protect.

Sometimes it is a bad compressor, sometimes a bad start relay or ptc and sometimes a bad start capacitor if it uses one.

Offline wpollock

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Re: LG Portable AC Not Cooling
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 01:34:33 PM »
Model LP1014WNR

Offline manden

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Re: LG Portable AC Not Cooling
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 08:29:27 AM »
As I thought I was unable to find any tech data/wiring info on this unit.

Parts listings are available but I could not find a compressor start device there.
I did see a capacitor on one of the lists but it did not say what it was for.


Offline tinasingh

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Re: LG Portable AC Not Cooling
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 08:11:51 AM »
Having a portable air conditioner wonít do you too much good for very long if you arenít aware of how best to maintain and care for your unit. Not only does proper maintenance improve the life of your portable air conditioner, it also improves the overall efficiency of your unit. If you didn't understand then take a help from your nearby AC dealers or Suppliers, they will help you.

Here are a few useful tips that can help you take better care of your portable air conditioning unit, ensuring that it lasts for many years to come.

Pay attention where your AC positioned.
Consider your power sources.
take a good care of your filters.
Store your AC the right way.
Keep the exterior clean.
Consider professional maintenance.

Offline dennispalmer

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Re: LG Portable AC Not Cooling
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2018, 03:09:29 AM »
Below are some common causes those can affect the air conditioner cooling:

Dirty filter
Thermostat set on instead of auto.
Dirty outside unit.
A faulty condenser motor fan.
Low refrigerant leak or low refrigerant.
Bad compressor.

Offline Jonhb87

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Re: LG Portable AC Not Cooling
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2018, 11:02:43 AM »
If your AC is turning on and off frequently, you're experiencing something called short cycling, one of the most common air conditioning problems among homeowners.

It can also be the most costly. That is, if it's not caught and fixed in time.

the most common causes:

Thermostat location
Dirty air filter
Leaking Refrigerant
Oversized AC

Considering short cycling involves your compressor (the mechanical heart of your entire system). I highly recommend contacting a trusted professional who can clearly diagnose and solve the problem before bigger and more expensive issues occur.