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Have a Dometic Penguin on the front of a 5th wheel with mech. Controls but compressor only runs for a short time & takes a long time to start again new unit

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    Mike Butler May 27, 2010

    Can you give more details? Manual controls at ceiling? Obviously not a ducted system?



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Have you checked for frost on coils/fins when you remove filter at ceiling assy? Non-ducted I presume?

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  • Pamela Roach Sep 23, 2011

    samething happened to our new penquin it was the circuitry in the bottom of the air conditioner. Dometic replaced the bottom of the air conditioner that is on the ceiling in the bedroom. This piece is all one unit



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