My a/c runs good for about 1 minute than boggs down and quit cooling still runs than it repeats .it got very cold when it ran so i don't think low on freon.it ran good for 3 days than it started this problem
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Re: brisk air, dometic rv a/c unit
If your compressor has a relay for starting, the contacts may be stuck (welded) together which would cause both the starting and running motor windings to stay energized at the same time. This will cause the overload protector to cycle the compressor on then off after a short run. Replacing the relay would rectify this type of problem.
My air conditioner works great except it leaks condensation water on the inside of my camper. I had this problem before an it turned out to be a clogged hose. Is it possible for me to repair it on my own.
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If your inverter puts out enough power, sure. It may drain your batteries pretty fast, though. Check the power rating of your AC and compare it to the power output of the inverter. Add a safe margin for everything else you want to run at the same time.
Where you see frost all the time, wait for unit to thaw and start cooling again and carefully slide hand up in that hole and see if you can feel cool air leaking in from divider that separates cool and return air, that will cause freeze-ups as well. Use foil tape if necessary to stop any cool air coming in to return air from around divider. Also, if you have any diffusers closed, (on ducted system in ceiling) or partially closed, open them all up full flow. If you restrict the cold air from coming out too much, it can also cause freeze up. One more thing, take cover off where cool air box is and double check that something isn't restricting the flow of cold in to the duct work if it has ducted system.
Usually just listening closely will give you a rough idea where to look for problem. When you have the fan on and switch to cool, (with temperature turned down low obviously) do you hear any type of "moaning" sounds from AC unit, or see lights in RV dim slightly indicating that compressor is trying to engage? Is the breaker tripping when compressor tries to engage? Do you hear a "click" from AC unit when switched to cool? If none of that happens, then I'd start thinking thermostat, or compressor relay. Normally if it's a faulty capacitor, the compressor will try to engage but will make a "moaning sound" and usually trip the breaker due to excess current draw. Someone experience in electrical should be able to test relays etc, but whoever does work on it, should be aware that those capacitors, as well as hydro in general are very dangerous to work with. The ("zap",- Shock) that you can experience from a capacitor or hydro, can be fatal.
Turn the ac off go up top the coach and remove the cover. Look for fan blockage, Wasp, mud dauber etc. Caution if it is wasps they will chase you off the end of your coach. Take some spray with you. If there is no blockage the fan motor is toast. Thanks for using Fixya Jerry