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I have a DuoTherm unit on my 1989 Cross Country that only runs in the "low" position and shuts off after about 5 minutes. Won't come back on until about an hour later, then runs for 5 minutes or so...HELP!

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Is the unit ducted with a wall mount thermostat? If so, then I would say that you need to check the thermostat. Remove the face plate from the thermostat, there should be 6 or 7 wires, depending on the model. With the thermostat set to high/cool, check for power at the yellow wire and the blue wire. Yellow is the compressor terminal and blue is the high fan. If you have no power at the blue terminal, then you have a bad thermostat. If there is power there, then you need to access the control unit in the air conditioner (remove inner shroud). Check for power at the blue wire at the control unit. If there is power, then you have a bad control unit. The unit is shutting down because it is freezing up in the low fan speed position. You can use a jumper wire on the thermostat to go from the +12 terminal (red wire) to the Hi Fan terminal (blue wire) and also the fan terminal (Either tan or orange, depending on the model). If the fan comes on, then you have a bad thermostat. If not, then you have a bad control unit or the high speed in the fan motor is out.

Hope this helps,

Jeff

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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