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COLMAN TSR I JUST BOUGHT A HONDA EU 3000 IS THAT I WAS TOLD SHOULD RUN MY AIR CONDITIONER WITCH IT DOES FINE UNTIL THE COMPRESSOR STARTS CYCLING. WHEN THE COMPRESSOR TRIES TO TURN BACK ON IT TRIPS THE OVERLOAD ALARM. I HOOKED IT TO THE HOUSE AND IT DOESN'T TRIP THE CIRCUIT BUT WHEN IT TRIES TO CYCLE THE FAN DIES ALMOST ALL THE WAY OUT FOR ABOUT 5 TO 10 SECONDS THEN THE FAN STARTS RUNNING OK AGAIN BUT NO COLD AIR FOR ABOUT 30 SECONDS THEN IT CLICKS FAN DOESNT CHANGE AND COLD AIR RESUMES. THAT LAST TILL THE SYCLE STARS OVER AGAIN. THANKS FOR ANY HELP YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO GIVE ME.

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3000 Watts is a little short on the power necessary for the compressor to restart. When it compressor starts it may draw 27 amps or more for a split second. 3000 / 120 = 25 amps. when the fan slows down it is telling you the voltage has dropped and it doesn't have enough power. After the pressure has balanced out in the A/C system the compressor can start against no pressure difference.

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