Question about Dometic 57915531 Air Conditioner
Most air conditioners have a low pressure (and high pressure) cutout switch. What this means is that when there is too little (or too much) freon in the system the switch will cut off the compressor saving it from damage and only the fan will be running. After a few minutes when the pressure equalizes the compressor will kick back in and the whole process just keep repeating over and over. I suspect you have a freon leak somewhere dropping the pressure in the system. Honestly I don't know if you particular AC is user serviceable where you can add freon yourself. If so, you can purchase a can of freon, they now come with the gauge attached so you can tell immediately if it is a low or high pressure situation, and some of the brands of freon have leak stop additives as well as compressor oil. Just make sure you purchase the proper type of freon, there are two main types, the older is r12 and the newer type is r134-a. it should say somewhere on the inside cover or on the compressor itself which type is required. Otherwise if you don't want to go through the trouble a reputable AC service professional should be able to tell you exactly what is wrong after connecting the gauges and they even have leak detector material to help them find the leak. Shop around, I bet it will be not much to repair and certainly cheaper than replacing the whole unit.
Posted on Aug 31, 2010
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