LG LW5016 cycle on and off too often?

findalex

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Joined
Aug 22, 2018
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Location
Los Angeles, CA
Model
LW5016
Brand
LG
Age
Less than 1 year
Hi,

Got a brand new LG LW5016 window unit. It has a manual thermostat.

It cools well. However, after it reaches the desired temperature (e.g. position 5), the cycle will cycle on and off very often. For example, it might cycle on for 5 seconds to 10 seconds, and then the compressor will turn off (with a big thud sound). After about a 30 seconds or so, the compressor will turn on again for another 5 to 10 seconds. The fan runs all the time.

I thought the compressor may be bad at first, so I turned the temperature to its lowest setting. When I do that, the compressor keeps on running and doesn't stop.

Is the thermostat that sensitive? Constantly cycling the compressor on and off can't be good for the it, right? The thud is very loud and annoying as well.

What y'all think?

Alex
 

rickgburton

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Call LG and set up a warranty service call. Everything is covered for the first year. If you attempt a repair you risk losing your warranty.
 
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