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Hi all,

 

I'm just looking for a bit of advice & guidance re a problem with my air con.

 

Firstly the house is rented so the problem ultimately lies with my land lord, but I consider myself to be a responsible tenant and not take the Micky with my land lord as he and his wife are nice people and treat us well.

 

The other night I went to bed and hit the power button to fire up the air con and nothing happened, I tried the other 3 remotes (all the units are LG and look to be the same size) still it wouldn't work,  I ended up having to use a long handled broom hand to power it up with the power button on the main unit. Of course this then means that it is running at minimum temp, 18 degrees or thereabouts when I have it set normally for 26 or 27 degrees, the room becomes like a freezer and in the middle of the night I have to get up and try and switch it off with the broom handle again.

 

This has been going on for a couple of nights now, but just out of habit I tried the remote and now it is working again !! 

 

Can anyone point to what may have happened for the air con unit to not to respond to the remote ?

 

The house is about 10 years old and as far as I can work out the AC's were installed when the place was built, so is 10 years good for an AC unit ?

 

The unit in the bedroom is always serviced regularly as it's the only one we use, the others get a service if we have people (Family or Friends) coming to stay for a while.

 

I have informed my landlord but his wife is loathe to buy a new one and wants to use one of the units from one of the other rooms to replace it with 🙂 

 

Thanks in advance for any insight into the problem you can give.

 

 

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Can I butt in and ask how much a service would cost for my air con, small one, I think it’s just very dirty , smells a bit when you put it on ? Im in a rented condo (3/4 months a year) and think I might have more success paying myself. Thanks.

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46 minutes ago, chickenslegs said:

Is there a reset button on the remote or on the ac unit?

I have not looked but I will check, thanks for the advice. 

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Did you at some point accidentaly press the timer button to an off time,locking the system out.

 

I didnt think using other remotes would make a difference, they are programmed to each unit

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33 minutes ago, worgeordie said:

Might have been the remote,sometimes you have to move the battery

about a bit ,then works, and you did check the battery in the remote.

"I have informed my landlord but his wife is loathe to buy a new one"

typical Thai landlord,happy to take the rent,but fixing anything....

regards worgeordie

I changed the batteries and used all the other remotes and it still wouldn't work, it has seemed to have reset whatever the problem was, and although noisy it is working 🙂 It looks like the owner is going to buy a new one (Yippeee) hopefully won't be noisy and cheaper to run, result 🙂 

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1 minute ago, eyecatcher said:

Did you at some point accidentaly press the timer button to an off time,locking the system out.

 

I didnt think using other remotes would make a difference, they are programmed to each unit

All the remotes work all the units, and no I didn't hit the timer button. 👍

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I once had a bug covering up the IR sensor in the unit. It was dead, so I had to realize it was there and remove it. Maybe yours simply moved. Had a jing joke lay across the incoming electricity inside a microwave once, leaving him a rubbery corpse. When the microwave stopped working, it took opening it up to see the problem. Easily corrected.

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3 hours ago, Golden Triangle said:

I have informed my landlord but his wife is loathe to buy a new one

why not repair this one???

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32 minutes ago, Naam said:

why not repair this one???

If the guy (handyman) that came to look at it and scratched his head is anything to go by then they don't have a clue, the landlord is usually pretty good on things like this but are a bit out of the picture as they are in Norway, it needs a qualified air conditioning guy to inspect and report back to them but they use people totally unsuited for the job, I don't want my landlord spending money unessacarrily if he doesn't need to but they need professional help. 

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