Question about Coleman Mach III Air Conditioner
I recently purchased 2 older coleman roof a/c units. It seem neither ones compressor comes on to provide cold air. Fan motor work fine but when I set the fan speed selector to A/C low or high speed and adjust the temperature selector up or down, the compressor does not come on. What can I do to troubleshoot these units. Could you please lay it out in a step wise format (i.e. check this first and how, then check this and how, etc.). I am a jack of most trades and a master of none, but I am willing to try and most importantly, eager to learn. Thanks, Shawn
Hi and welcome to FixYa,
The simplest check would be with a voltmeter. That is checking for the presence/absence of ACV on the compressor when it is supposed to kick in. If yes, then issue maybe with the starting capacitor. The compressor would vibrate but not turn should the capacitor be defective. If no (no voltage present), then the problem could either be with:
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
You could always hire a heating specialist to come and check out the AC unit. I had issues with my AC unit and my boyfriend thought he could fix it. He wasn't able to, and ended up doing more damage than there was before. If you aren't sure how to fix it, I definitely recommend getting professional help. That way, at least the problem doesn't get worse.
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Posted on Aug 12, 2014
Typical picture of mach 3
If you haven't noticed. Pretty much all conditioners are the same concept. They all have compressor, coils, and a power supply. If the unit is not switching on, then the problem usually lies within the power supply components. I would take the cover off the power supply and look for blown fuses,BROKEN RELAY, broken or removed wires, loose solder joints.
With the cover off, have someone else adjust the temp control, while you listen for the compressor to click. do you hear a click? If not then the compressor itself is not getting the power that the fans are getting.
there was no obvious low-voltage situation (which will kill an A/C). The fan comes on but the
breaker trips repeatedly as amp draw gets excessive because the motor won't turn. Both AC units
(Front: Coleman Mach 9013, 13.5k BTU/hr, Rear: Coleman Polar Cub 9001, 9.2k BTU/hr) specify
p/n 8333A9021 as the "Hard Start Kit" consisting of a solid-state relay (PTCR), a capacitor, some
wires, and a strap. Carry a spare ($20) to easily change it yourself or have the parts there for the
repairman. Check all 120v power connectors for pitting or discoloring, because that's a common
cause of voltage drops.
Mach 3 SPECHS
Nominal BTU Cooling Capacity 13,500
Locked Rotor Cooling Amps 54.0
Running Watts / Cooling 1,595
Running Watts / Cooling 1,924
Running Watts / Heating 1,800
Electrical Rating 155V 60 Cycles
Delivered BTU Heating Output 5,600
Approximate Full-Load Amps / Cooling 14.5
Approximate Full-Load Amps / Heating 16.0
Evaporator Air Delivery CFM (highspeed) 320
Unit Weight (lbs.) 84.5
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
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