I don't know much about air conditioners.

@sharon6345 (118387)
United States
July 17, 2016 5:17pm CST
I really don't use mine to be honest. My neighbor said to put it on 70 and it should cool and cut off by itself. It has yet to cut off and I am freezing. I want to turn it to something else and she is not answering. I opened the door to let out the cold air. being that the entire back is out if I shut it off the hot air from outside will take over the room. I knew I should not have put this on. Now I need to remove it or something. I called twice with no answer. I need it to shut off and back on to cut down on the constant freeze. Or could you tell me another number to set it on that won't be so cold Thank you
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@Wordly1 (478)
• Kingston, New Hampshire
18 Jul 16
For one thing, I run mine on 'low' setting(saves electricity and still does the job). I would turn the temp knob back until the compressor shuts off, if you can hear it, wait awhile and keep doing this until it's comfortable.
@sharon6345 (118387)
• United States
18 Jul 16
Would that be the sound of what I think is the motor? Thanks
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@Wordly1 (478)
• Kingston, New Hampshire
19 Jul 16
@sharon6345 Yes, that humming is the sound of the compressor. When it stops, all you can hear is the fan blowing. If you need it cooler, turn the knob clockwise until it starts again(and no further unless you want more cool air). Practice for a while and you'll find your 'sweet' spot.
@sharon6345 (118387)
• United States
19 Jul 16
@Wordly1 Mine does not have a knob to turn. I need to push a button to raise and lower it. Could this work for a sleeve air unit. thanks
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@Blondie2222 (21223)
• United States
18 Jul 16
If you turn it on low you shouldn't be freezing much. I turn mine on 70 and it shuts off after awhile. Then turns back on when it feels it's warm again. I keep it on that way all through the night
@sharon6345 (118387)
• United States
18 Jul 16
I got it to 72 and it got warmer while still running. I cut it off and opened the windows.
@Blondie2222 (21223)
• United States
18 Jul 16
@sharon6345 Okay. I keep mine on 70 and it runs for atleast half hour then shuts off itself. You can always set a timer on it as well to turn off by itself.
@sharon6345 (118387)
• United States
18 Jul 16
@Blondie2222 Mine has no timer it's a sleeve a.c.
@theBlock (2615)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@sharon6345 My AC is an opened window
@sharon6345 (118387)
• United States
17 Jul 16
man that can burn on hot days. i truly understand though.
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@Mike197602 (13363)
• Worcester, England
17 Jul 16
The only thing I know about AC devices is that they use a lot of power. AC isn't big over here in homes as we rarely need it. I have had a little device in the past but it used so much power it was not worth it so I decided to be hot rather than poor
@sharon6345 (118387)
• United States
17 Jul 16
oh mike I feel the same way. no I need to go though so much to get this out my sleeve,,
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@NJChicaa (36867)
• United States
17 Jul 16
Just set it to a higher temperature. Try 72 or 74 if 70 is too cold. My husband has ours set to 72.
@sharon6345 (118387)
• United States
17 Jul 16
OK that might work better for me. Thanks
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@snowy22315 (43964)
• United States
17 Jul 16
why don't you just try setting it higher? If you set it higher than the room temp. it should shut off.
@sharon6345 (118387)
• United States
17 Jul 16
i see now that it's higher. I was confused.
@yukimori (9043)
• United States
17 Jul 16
I can't deal with it set that low, either. I think the lowest mine goes is about 78. We ended up getting a portable air conditioner this year. Instead of the back sticking out the window, it has a vent pipe and a plastic piece that holds it in the window. The whole unit sits on the floor inside, and it has wheels so it can roll around easily.