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Is my portable A/C broken?

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Is my portable A/C broken?

So 2 yrs ago we bought this ://www.lg.com/ca_en/heating-and-cooling/lg-LP1017WSR today its been on for 6 hrs & my room temp is 80. The temp on the unit is set to 60.
i read the manual...i dble checked to make sure it was on Cool & not fan, nothing to drain...could it be coolant leak?

for $500- i was expecting more than 2 yrs. Astonished Face
Last edited by ammaretto on Aug 6th, 2021 11:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Is the air coming out of it cold?
If it is, check if the exhaust hose is loose.
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Jan 19, 2013
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Time for a new unit, refrigerant leak likely, maybe bad compressor
These portable a/c are like dehumidifiers, disposable after a year or two
Get a few years out of them, consider yourself lucky
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yes its blowing cool air out & the hose is fine. the remote has not been working so i will look for new batterys...Ive been seting it manually.
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The remote will not affect its cooling abilities.. If it cooled the room adequately in the past and now it is not then it is most likely it has slowly been leaking its refrigerant .
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ammaretto wrote: So 2 yrs ago we bought this ://www.lg.com/ca_en/heating-and-cooling/lg-LP1017WSR today its been on for 6 hrs & my room temp is 80. The temp on the unit is set to 60.
i read the manual...i dble checked to make sure it was on Cool & not fan, nothing to drain...could it be coolant leak?

for $500- i was expecting more than 2 yrs. Astonished Face
If you hear electrical buzzing/humming every few minutes, it could just be a bad compressor capacitor which is pretty cheap but you have to be comfortable opening up and working on this kind of thing to deal with it.
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