I've had some success, to turn off the power to the
AC. Rinse it from the back with a garden hose on
fan spray (nozzle about two or three inches from
the metal coils). Some times you can rinse a lot
of dirt out, and the AC starts working again.
The real way is to take the AC outdoors, and take
the cover off (lot of little screws). Use coil
cleaner and various sizes of nylon brush and garden
hose for rinsing.
Read a number of years ago a big city (thinking New York) had a garbage
collectors strike in the winter time. A person would wrap his garbage up
like Christmas presents and park with the car unlocked in different parts of
the city and when they came back the garbage/presents were gone.
Hey, we finally got one window unit to work. We cleaned it out, and
also moved the location it was plugged in to. There is a dedicated
circuit we used to use to plug outdoor lighting into, so we ran an
outdoor heavy duty extension chord to it and plugged the AC into and it
hasn't tripped. Kind of odd, though, cuz, it used to work fine in the
receptacle it was plugged in to but kept tripping. So far it hasn't
tripped and it's been running 45 minutes. Before it tripped after 10
We have a wide range of housing, where I am. As it
happens, I live in a trailer in a trailer park.
Walking distance from me are apartments, and fourplex
houses. And farther than that are stick built frame
houses. About five miles away is a KOA full of campers.
But me, well, trailer with not enough insulation and
too much clutter.
Doesn't it get pretty cold in the winter where you live? Maybe the
clutter actually helps with the insulation factor? As least that's what
I hope for us. Everyone else here is a clutter bug, except for myself,
of course. (hahaha!!)
That's pretty much the way of it. I've found that a
humidifier is a huge help in the winter. Takes about
two gal of water a day. I do what I can to keep the
house vapor tight, but obviously the humidity is going
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