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ESDA

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Posted: 08/02/21 10:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a newer 2020 domestic A/C, which runs fine. However, the last couple times camping trips, it seems to not start up correctly once in a while. Usually, it runs fine cycling on and off as normal. In cooler periods, at night, and when it’s not as hot, it doesn’t seem to have any problems. However , it seems, on very hot days, in the morning, it will not start up. I replaced the thermostat with another one and it is doing the same thing. If I shut off the thermostat for a few minutes then turn it back on it will start. Also, if I remove the freeze sensor from the grill it will start right up. Any ideas.

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Posted: 08/03/21 07:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A "Hard Start" capacitor may fix your problem.

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You might try notifying the moderator, to move this thread to the tech section, to get more response.

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Let's start with where you are at when this happened. Campground? It could be you are not getting the required voltage. The campground has to feed the whole place. In the late afternoon, there might be less of a draw from other campers.

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Do check the voltage under load. If it is below 108 then do not run the air conditioner. I recommend a Kill-a-watt meter.


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Posted: 08/03/21 04:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ESDA wrote:

Also, if I remove the freeze sensor from the grill it will start right up. Any ideas.
Interesting.

When it fails to start you mean you get nothing? No hum, no clicks? Like totally no power?

I would start thinking it is the sensor or more likely the control board the sensor and thermostat connect to. Fairly easy to replace.


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It has happened a 2 different campgrounds. I have a surge/fault protector, and it shows no issues with the campground power.

The a/c seems to operate fine. At night when it is cooler, it cycles with no problem. The issue always seems to start in the late morning as the temps outside start heating up. It just seems like the a/c is being told to start. It is not an issue that the a/c is trying to start but doesn’t.

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Probably a capacitor issue or low voltage. Its smart to always monitor your voltage, I want to see over 115 volts myself. You need an EMS set up if you want it automatic, surge protection is almost worthless. I just use a $11 plug in voltage meter in the kitchen and my eye balls. I'm cheap... low voltage is the biggest killer of A/C units IMO.

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ESDA wrote:

It has happened a 2 different campgrounds. I have a surge/fault protector, and it shows no issues with the campground power.

The a/c seems to operate fine. At night when it is cooler, it cycles with no problem. The issue always seems to start in the late morning as the temps outside start heating up. It just seems like the a/c is being told to start. It is not an issue that the a/c is trying to start but doesn’t.


Where is your thermostat located ? Could it be that the location is screwing up the thermostat and it's not getting a actual temp reading of the inside of the TT ?

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Is the temperature in the TT actually above the thermostat set point or are you going by how it feels? If it has not run for a while and you are starting to get active; it may feel warmer than it actually is.

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