Replace thermostat, window AC?

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Old 08-09-08, 03:39 PM
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Replace thermostat, window AC?

Hi,
I have a Whirlpool AC unit that I use to cool my house. Lately the thermostat does not seem to function, it just blows cold air with no cycling into fan only mode. I opened it up and cleaned the filter and everything out as good as I could, no difference.
Can this be repaired by a non-professional? This unit is a real bi##h to remove from the window, it's an all day proposition.
Help!
 
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Old 08-09-08, 03:46 PM
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What kind of a btu unit are we talking here?....is it a slide out casement unit?....if it's over 10,000 btu it might be worth the trouble. If it's a sliding case, it wouldn't have to be pulled completely out in order to change the stat. If you have any electric skills, the stat could be bypassed to prove that you aren't wasting your money by throwing parts at a guess.
 
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Old 08-09-08, 05:16 PM
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It's a 14,500 BTU. It was the biggest window unit I could find at the time that didn't need 220. To take it out I have to remove lots of siding and window parts.
 
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Old 08-09-08, 05:24 PM
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wow, I would sure think that size was a slide casement unit where the case could stay in place and the insides slid out. Depending on it's age, you might be able to access the control from the front of the unit then. Even cheap 5000 btu units that I work on don't have to be removed to change the control....if it's digital, then all bets are off. It really comes down to age of the unit and cost to replace the parts.
 
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