Question about Coleman Mach 15 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

AC runs for 10 minutes than it trips the breaker. Tried it twice same thing is my compressor bad?

Posted by on

  • martinezbobb Jul 14, 2010

    Yes it was im at work im going to try your advise when i get home.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 553 Answers

If, I assume it's been running fine up until now. I would first suggest checking the electrical connections to make sure none of them are loose. Be sure to check the breakers connection to the bus in the panel this is a common problem with most brands of breakers. A loose connection can cause the unit to pull more amps causing the breaker to over heat and trip. The next possibility is a bad motor run capaicitor which would cause the unit again to drawn to much current and cause the breaker to trip. Finally I would check the compressor to be sure it's not low on oil causing the motor to work to hard and once more cause the breaker to trip.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

AC trips circuit breaker not long after a recent power outage.


Sounds like your compressor is shorted to ground. If you are able, unhook compressor, wrap wires and restart. If breaker doesn't trip than u know.

Jun 07, 2017 | DeLonghi Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Compressor starts innitially,then when pressure gets low it trips breaker when it tries to start back up.20 amp breaker to light switch to compressor is about 2o ft on12-2 wire. tried 30 amp breaker,does...


the start capacitor on the motor body is weak,the motor needs this component to over come the air pressure when cycling to re-build the low air pressure,change both the start and run capacitors when doing the start because the other run capacitor is just as old and it will soon fail

Mar 19, 2011 | Craftsman 33 gal Air Compressor 6 hp...

1 Answer

AC runs for 5 minutes and then circuit breaker


What else do you have running on hydro while AC is running? Such as coffee maker, microwave, water heater, fridge. That 30 amp breaker is your main breaker I assume, or breaker on pole your plugged in to. Keep in mind your AC will normally draw approx. 15-17+ amps momentarily when compressor kicks in to cool, then drop back to 12-15 amps when running normal. If your AC is drawing too much current, then you would only normally trip 20 amp breaker for AC in your panel. Try switching other appliances to gas operation while running AC, such as water heater, and fridge. Make sure incoming voltage is up to specs as well . (115-120 volts)
If water heater takes 5-8 amps, and fridge takes same when they are calling for power, you'll be close or over the 20amp mark when you consider your on board converter etc. as well. That only leaves approx 10 amps for AC that requires approx 15 amps to run, and up to 20amps when compressor kicks in. If you switch all those other items over to propane, and it still happens, then a current draw test should be done on AC unit to see if perhaps a capacitor is faulty, or possible compressor faulty.

Jul 22, 2010 | Dometic Rooftop RV Air Conditioner

1 Answer

AC Runs for about 10 minute then trips breaker


is your breaker is ok or lose concation is good.if this both is good than cheek his overload.

Jul 20, 2009 | Dometic Rooftop RV Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Hitachi RAS09UH randomly pops 15A circuit breaker


Two things that you could check: 1) If you have access to an ampmeter, determine if the unit is drawing over over 14 or 15 amps, 2) replace the suspect circuit breaker in case it is beginning to go bad. Breakers only trip for overcurrent conditions or failure of the breaker itself. If it is pulling close to 15 amps, then it could heat up over time and trip.

Jul 09, 2009 | Hitachi RAS-09UH Air Conditioner

2 Answers

Breaker switch tripped when ac compressor engaged


The power strip is rated too low for the wattage of the unit and that causes the breaker to trip. I would be better for the unit if it were plugged directly into a wall outlet, because there is less a chance of voltage drop which would burn out the unit. They will only tolerate 10% voltage drop before getting into trouble.

Jul 02, 2009 | Fedders A6P09S2A Air Conditioner

1 Answer

The unit runs fine for a couple of days then trips. some time it will trip twice a day


The compressor may be old or the starting capacitor is weak. Could be bad connection on the AC supply line or pitted contacts on the run relay. Check all AC wiring supply connections even in the house electrical panel for tightness, Replace the starting capacitor first.
If it still has a problem install a hard start capacitor kit. Could even be a bad breaker - breaking out on a lower current draw.

Jun 20, 2009 | Ruud UAKA060 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Air conditioner will trip breaker when trying to cycle back on


The compressor motor , once warm is grounding out due to wear and is going bad.Have the compressor replace while it is still clean is cheeper and easier that doing it after a burn out,which  will eventually happen,if the compressor is tripping the brreaker as I suspect..

Apr 22, 2009 | Dometic Rooftop RV Air Conditioner

1 Answer

AC breaker trips after 10 minutes


Whats the amp breaker? Is this for the inside unit or the outside condenser? If the inside and gas heat you have a bad fan motor, If its an electric furnace , the same, but if its the outside unit, the fan could be going bad, locking up and the compressor still runs and pulls high ampsand tripps breaker or the compressor is just pulling too many amps due to plugged coils with dirt , grass or weeds blocking airflow.(koolbreezes74401@yahoo.com)

Jun 08, 2008 | Goodman CLQ36AR49 Air Conditioner

Not finding what you are looking for?
Coleman Mach 15 Air Conditioner Logo

Related Topics:

120 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Coleman Heating & Cooling Experts

Bill Long

Level 3 Expert

587 Answers

paulcarew

Level 3 Expert

2463 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Are you a Coleman Heating and Cooling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...