a/c 5000 BTU window unit compressor problem

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  1. Jun 9, 2009 #1

    crocket

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    Left several window units in windows over winter. the compressors won't kick on. Fans are working. Any solutions?
     
  2. Jun 10, 2009 #2

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    Sometimes you can get them unfrozen by plugging it in, turning it on and place a block of wood, flush to the compressor's side and give it a sharp rap with a hammer. The trick is to not hit too hard so as to upset the internals of the compressor.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2009 #3

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    Thanks 328. Sounds pretty logical. I'll give ti a try.
     

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