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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 02:53 PM

Found a portable air conditioner curbside that sells new for 450 but the cord was cut off. Why would

Someone do that, anybody know?

I can ask an electrician friend to fix and heíll do it for pretty reasonably.

Iíve never used ac at home but there are old dogs in the house alone all day and in August itís going to be too hot for them. They canít come to work with me, thatís for sure.

What say you? Take it back to curbside bulky pickup or give it a shot?

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Reply Found a portable air conditioner curbside that sells new for 450 but the cord was cut off. Why would (Original post)
mahina Jun 2020 OP
Newest Reality Jun 2020 #1
JudyM Jun 2020 #19
JDC Jun 2020 #2
Miguelito Loveless Jun 2020 #3
Turbineguy Jun 2020 #7
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2020 #4
SledDriver Jun 2020 #9
SWBTATTReg Jun 2020 #5
Phoenix61 Jun 2020 #6
mahina Jun 2020 #14
MacKasey Jun 2020 #8
mahina Jun 2020 #13
JudyM Jun 2020 #20
JackSabbath Jun 2020 #10
mahina Jun 2020 #11
Binkie The Clown Jun 2020 #12
DURHAM D Jun 2020 #15
bluedigger Jul 30 #21
SheltieLover Jun 2020 #16
Kaleva Jun 2020 #17
intrepidity Jun 2020 #18

Response to mahina (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 02:55 PM

1. The cord...

The cord being cut off could be telling you something.

That's what be one might do if the compressor were shot or there was an electrical problem that could be dangerous.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 01:36 PM

19. Agree. It might likely be a kindness to save somebody else the time and effort.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 02:58 PM

2. I would cut the cord of an appliance if it was broken.

Then set it curbside for recycling pick up.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 02:58 PM

3. Just because it looks ok

doesn't mean it is. You can certainly put a new cord on, but your might want to have a peak inside at the compressor.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:08 PM

7. A refrigerant leak is indicated by an oily film near the leak.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 02:59 PM

4. Copper scavengers. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:33 PM

9. This most likely

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:00 PM

5. Give it a shot, but run it outside for a bit, first, for some amount of time, but if you have ...

an electrician fix, they can check it all out too. Be worth fixing actually.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:03 PM

6. Cord or plug was bad. Lots of

people donít know how to replace a bad cord. Iíd replace it but plug it into a GFI outlet the first time I used it.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:46 PM

14. Mahalo!

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:11 PM

8. Have your electrician friend check it out

Do you have any friends who use to be a Sears repairman

My uncle was, many years ago he would get appliances that people did not want to pay to repair

Get them next to nothing, fix them up and sell to family members

I had a microwave that lasted 25 years, I miss my uncle, he was a thrifty man

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Response to MacKasey (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:46 PM

13. Mahalo

thank you.

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Response to MacKasey (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 01:38 PM

20. ... and green!

We need more like him around to help save the planet.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:43 PM

10. Cutting the cord

Is common if the tool or device is damaged in a way that makes it unsafe to use

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Response to JackSabbath (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:45 PM

11. Thanks!

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:46 PM

12. Danger Will Robinson!

The cord was removed for a reason. Don't think you're going to get a cheep unit by replacing the cord. It almost certainly requires more extensive repairs.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:54 PM

15. My neighbor had an appliance from Amazon that

malfunctioned. They had him cut the cord, mail it to them, and upon receipt of the plug they sent him a new appliance. He was not required to send back the whole thing.



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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 08:33 AM

21. Similar experience with a space heater that was recalled.

Except Amazon just made me promise that I cut off the cord and disposed of the heater. At $30, that was sufficient for them to give me a credit.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 04:11 PM

16. Put cord on it.

May well be worth it.

Sometimes people are just that mean.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 05:01 PM

17. Have it checked out by your electrician friend.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 05:17 PM

18. Here's a Longshot view

Perhaps the householder who pays the bills was trying to discourage another householder from using the appliance?

Don't laugh (too much); I've seen it happen!

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