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Old 07-08-2018, 11:11 AM   #1
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A/C Freezing Up

So we have a 2012 Airstream 27 fb with one 15,000 btu A/C unit. Whenever I leave the system on "auto" it loves to drop the fan speed to low which doesn't move enough air and it freezes up and stops blowing cold. A workaround for this is to override fan to med or high, but then the fan doesn't kick off when the compressor does to give those brief minutes of peace and quiet...

My question is this, has someone found a solution to this like locking out low fan speed or some other ingineous solution?

My second question have the newer airstreams gotten smarter with their A/C logic to eliminate this problem? (Maybe newer like the ducted systems, 2014 and up?)

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Old 07-08-2018, 05:16 PM   #2
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We see the same issue often down here in the high humidity area. On our manual AC's they always seem to freeze up on low setting. Penguin, Mach 8 and Carrier have all done that. We resort to leaving the fan 'on' and on the Mach 8, on high and never again had a freeze up. Kinda aggravating but I just leave on the fan and quit worrying. I actually dislike the fan cycling and waking me up.
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I have had the same issue when staying in Fort Lauderdale and have had some success by ensuring that every window and vent ( including bath and head) are closed. I also leave all cold air discharge registers wide open for maximum flow. The AC unit seems to need the shutdown cycle in order to defrost itself although sometimes it only shuts down for 10 or 20 seconds. I have learned to just tolerate all the racket that comes out of the thing. Better than no air at all.
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We have...raised the temp setting, raised the fan speed, never use auto above 85 ambient. 93 😡 here with 85% humididy recently, set @ 78 with fan on high.

When in dry heat it was more efficient to use a lower fan speed to let the air get colder. 🤗

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We see the same issue often down here in the high humidity area. On our manual AC's they always seem to freeze up on low setting. Penguin, Mach 8 and Carrier have all done that. We resort to leaving the fan 'on' and on the Mach 8, on high and never again had a freeze up. Kinda aggravating but I just leave on the fan and quit worrying. I actually dislike the fan cycling and waking me up.
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