Google – Now Diagnosing Meatspace Tech Support Issues, Too!

Our living room air conditioner has been acting fairly fritzy as of late, running at full bore for 5 minutes or so and then summarily shutting off and flashing “E1” on its LCD readout. In vain did I search the owner’s manual for a solution and I was nearly ready to call Sharp’s customer support line when I was struck by a thought: why not Google the error message?
Sure enough, the very first hit contained the answer I was looking for. Maintenance completed, the air conditioner returned to working form and all was right with the world again. Google saves the day!
For other Sharp A/C owners out there, the solution appears to be the following:

  1. Turn off and unplug A/C.
  2. Remove and clean air filter.
  3. Replace filter.
  4. Hold down power button until you hear a beep while plugging unit back in. You will hear the compressor and the fan turn on briefly. This is very important – it appears to reset the unit to its factory settings.
  5. Unplug the unit.
  6. Plug it back in and resume use.

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I can’t believe this was the same problem we were having -same code and all. We tried it and couldn’t believe it worked!!! We were read to throw out the A/C. Thank you.