I have a Maytag A/C unit I bought from Home Depot about 2 months ago.
The unit was working fine till about 2 dats ago. To make a long story
short, I took off the front cover, and the thermostat wire was simply
dangling there. Where is it supposed to be installed at? It has a
little plastic clip on it, but it doesn't appear to clip to anything in
Found out where it went. It clips directly to the grillwork, whatever
they call it. But it has a weird problem. It cools fine, but then it
will switch speeds and all of a sudden I can watch the temp go up
inside the house, like 10 degrees. It never switches back on. It does
this in cool mode, and in energy saver mode.
When it does cool, it cools very well. I am guessing that maybe when
the wire that hold the thermister(?) came off, that it may have done
something to the electronics inside the unit. I have unpluuged it, hit
the reset button, and cycled on and off to no avail. I am running out
of options. It is through the wall. Taking it out for a new one will be
a major problem. Especially since I have read that Home Depot will not
exchange it, even though it is only 2 months old. I cannot leave an
open hole in my wall for as long as it would take to return it to the
factory. I would come home and find my house emptied.
This is getting frustrating. I just had to pay 500 bux for this unit. I
just had to pay 500 bux for truck repairs. I am going to have to pay
over 500 bux to undo the damage someone did when they supposedly fixed
my motorcycle. Why do people buy japanese? I have no idea. Except that
maybe anything and everything American that I have ever bought has
lately been giving me a hard time. And for absolutely no good reason,
other than it got screwed up. A .50 cent part caused a 500 dollar unit
to go south.
And we wonder why people say America sucks.
Whoa. Sounds like the same problem I had with my Maytag AC from HomeDepot.
I got so fed up with the thing kicking in at wierd speeds that I just left
it on full bore all day.
Eventually, I took it back to HomeDepot and did an exchange (I didn't have
the box or anything). I had a window AC so it wasn't a big deal. For you
and your thru-wall unit, you may want to talk to the manager about doing a
Thankfully, my unit only cost $200. The next time I have to buy an AC, it's
going to be Japanese and I will never buy anything that doesn't have a
decibel rating on it!!
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