room air conditioner has a mind of its own
Model Number: FFRE12L3S10 Brand:
1 - 5 years
My 14 month old window ac suddenly stopped working. The user interface was completely dark and taking out the plug and plugging back in resulted in all the user interface lights flashing on and then immediately going out. I left it unplugged overnight and plugged it in and the timer light came on showing "0.5", but it did not start. I walked away and came back an hour or so later and it was running. The user interface was at 70 but none of the buttons were responsive (remote did not work either). A couple of hours later I was able to switch from cool to econ mode but then the user interface again became unresponsive to any input.
I have seen a couple of reports of window units that develop a "mind of their own" and suggestions that the user interface board should be replaced, but I could not find one anywhere.
Any help would be much appreciated.