Asked on Aug 09, 2015

Artic King air conditioners turn itself off?

Our Artic King (Bought at Menard's) window air conditioner (no model number on unit listed) keeps shutting itself off (or down.) Today I heard a gurgling....and I see water in the bottom of the unit (maybe 1/4 IN"?) but no drain hole. I am unable to locate the manual (My husband has a tendency to leave the manual in the pole barn and it disappears.) I am unable to download the manual online today....
On the Artic King comments area; other people have complained that their unit keep shutting itself down as well....
Any suggestion? Do we have a problem?
  6 answers
  • Emi Harr Emi Harr on Aug 10, 2015
    I'm no expert, but maybe the reservoir is filling up because it's not tilted enough to be able to drain outside.. so when the tray gets full of water, it automatically turns off, sort of like a dehumidifier, which has a float to shut off the machine so the water does not overflow everywhere. Maybe you need to adjust the air conditioner so the water can drain outside.
  • Kathleen Osborn Kathleen Osborn on Aug 10, 2015
  • Elaine Glendening Elaine Glendening on Aug 10, 2015
    i agree it could be the unit needs tilting to get the water out. Also check the settings buttons on the front and make sure it's not on the energy saving. That always cuts off.
  • Cate Hansen Cate Hansen on Aug 10, 2015
    Unfortunately I too have this problem. I removed the outer intake screen and discovered that the cooling grid was frozen solid, not allowing any air to pass through. That was a first. I unplugged the unit, allowed the grid to completely thaw and emptied the water tray. After restarting the unit, it continued to shut off and needed to be drained every two hours and then restarted. So much water! I just stopped using it. It has worked well for three years and possibly needs repair or burial. Empty the water tray and check out the cooling grid. Maybe that will resolve your problem.
  • White Oak Studio Designs White Oak Studio Designs on Aug 10, 2015
    Well, I also did some more experimentations....I turned the unit off "energy saver" and the unit stopped turning on and then off. Apparently saving energy means turning the unit on and off throughout the day!! I "assumed" it means turning it down to a lower level/less air/less fan power to save on electricity usage... Apparently there is not a right brain function on the machine and of course I am right brained!! Ha ha.
  • Cookie Cookie on Jun 15, 2022

    Why won't my auto setting work I want it to shut off at a certain temp.