ge Window Unit: Compressor Won't run

JCichy71

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Location
New York
Model Number
aew05lnq1
Brand
GE
Age
1-5 years
I woke up early this morning because the window unit I have installed in my room was making a strange noise. The fan seems to be blowing just fine but when the compressor (I'm 99% sure) tries to engage it makes a little whining noise and then kicks off, waits about 5 seconds and tries again and so on. The Unit is barely over a year old and I have no complaints other than this... Of course I bought it from walmart and have no idea where the reciept is so my only choice is to fix it. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

jeff1

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Hi,

Since the fan runs ok the run capacitor is likely ok = a bad compressor. BIG $ repair or new unit time.

jeff.
 

jeff1

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