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Compressor cycles in and out every two or three minutes

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I have a new Delonghi portable AC PAC N115EC (11,500BTU), is it normal for the compressor in this particular A/C to be cycling on/off every 2 to 3 minutes?


If the room is cool, it sounds like the unit is operating correctly. It could be short cycling because the unit is over sized for the room being conditioned. if you can, increase to size of the load by opening a door into another room. As long as the refrigerant pressures equalize from high to low side internally and the compressor doesn't start up under load, you should be fine

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My manitowoc series 420 has a code telling me the compressor discharge temperature


Which code is that? I don't see that in the service manual. There is an E09 that indicates that during the first six minutes of freeze the discharge temperature was below the average of the last 6 cycles. I have searched from E01 to E31 and don't see the code you indicate but I would say you either have a low refrigerant charge, a flooding TXV that is allowing too much refrigerant flow into the evaporator and not allowing enough flow to be diverted into harvest, or a weak compressor. Reset the unit and check the temperatures on the display while its running and time a freeze cycle. Should take about 15 minutes to make ice.

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LRA2575T2 compressor runs for about out three minutes then cuts off after about three more minutes i can cycle the fan econ cool switch it will cool for three more minute any ideas


Possible blockage causing compressor to shut off, or compressor on it's way out. Check the fan is running full speed when the compressor starts

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Haier Mini spilt HSU18VC7 compressor runs for 5 minutes then stop 3 minutes then run another 5 minutes and so on.


This is called short cycling. It sounds like the compressor is getting hot and opening a bi-metal overload, which shuts the compressor off. The compressor cools, because it is not running and the bi-metal contacts close allowing the compressor to start again. This will repeat itself and is usually due to low refrigerant, which usually means there is a leak in the normally sealed refrigerant lines. The refrigerant cools the compressor windings and if it is low it cannot do that, hence the shutting off of teh compressor, cooling down process and restarting of your compressor. Short cycling will ultimately ruin the compressor.

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Magic Chef MCBR1000w stopped cooling


If the compressor runs on 120 volts AC, (some are three phase DC, you can use a 3n1 hard start kit, they are very simple to use and cost around $20 dollars, you can purchase them at HVAC supply stores. If the compressor continues to short cycle after installing the hard start kit, then you need the compressor replaced and should check your warranty, this is often an expensive repair.

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Compressor cycling on and off


Check the relay on the compressor. Also check the capacitor. It iwll be one of two prob lems most likely the relay

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Is it normal that new A/C compressor continousely works


It is not normal. Consider seeing another auto technician before the car ac gets another thing bad in your lovely vehicle.

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Coleman mach 8333 kicks breaker


I changed out the startup and run capacitors. A/C runs fine now

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Unit Cools for two minutes and takes a three minute break.


There is a safety shutting down the compressor. Either the thermal overload is cutting it off because its getting too hot for some reason. Dirty coil, filter or fan speed, though you said the fan is running so that's out. Does the compressor feel really hot when its cycling on and off? If its not, its possible the thermal disc is bad, but unlikely. The other safety is low pressure (freon) You kind of need a set of A/C gauges to test this accurately. Hope this helps. These safeties are there to prevent the compressor from burning out, when something small is the problem, as its the most expensive part. You sound like have covered all the bases, so check the coils and filter, if there still is a problem, then you need to call a service tech. for warranty.

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