Old window unit short cycle

Old 10-03-21, 03:11 PM
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Old window unit short cycle

Window ac unit.

Off all day sat for years, is a 1992 coolerator. It was working seeming fine for a few days then recently turned it on, it cools for about 10 seconds and shuts down the compressor and cycles again after a minute.

I had the unit out, nothings frozen and as clean as I can get it.

Thermostat? Low Freon?
Old 10-04-21, 08:08 AM
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Check the compressor. Is it getting hot to the touch ?
It sounds like it may be cycling from thermal overload.
Doesn't necessarily mean it's low on refrigerant. It could be a capacitor issue.

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