On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 21:35:15 -0700 K Williams wrote: | Kilowatt wrote: | |> My window unit quit one day. The next day it worked again. That |> night the motor started squeaking and the next morning the switch |> was still on but the motor wouldn't run. |> |> I have already bought a replacement ac unit but I was wondering if |> the old one would be good for anything? | | Do you have a boat? | |> I am guessing that it would cost as much to repair as the new one |> cost. | | I'm *sure* you're correct. I had someone look at my thru-the-wall | unit ten years ago, and declared the compressor shot (it would | freeze up and kick the breaker). He wanted about $500 to replace | the compressor, while a new unit was about $700. Repairing such | things *rarely* makes economic sense. | | ...of course ten years later the unit is still working. I just | don't let the fan cycle, so it clears any condensation from the | coils.
Sounds like possibly a low refrigerant charge is making things worse.