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Old 07-25-2009, 09:38 PM   #1
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Air conditioning. Delay in coming on after setting thermostat..

Hello,

How long does your AC take to come on after setting thermostat to desired temperature?

I've set mine and it can take many minutes before the system will actually come on. It is being set to a temperature that is colder than the room temperature. Is this normal? Any thermostat driven AC that I've used will come on immediately. So mine seems to be suspect.

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Hello,

How long does your AC take to come on after setting thermostat to desired temperature?

I've set mine and it can take many minutes before the system will actually come on. It is being set to a temperature that is colder than the room temperature. Is this normal? Any thermostat driven AC that I've used will come on immediately. So mine seems to be suspect.

thanks,

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In my trailer it may take two minutes or more before the fan starts and the compressor kicks in. This is on purpose. It is to protect the compressor from power outages. If the power comes on, then off, then on, etc. The compressor will not like it and likely die an early death.

Slightly off subject... This is my 3000th post! I am now a member of the get a life club!
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We have a 2005 25FB. We have spent 425 nights in her and have pulled her 50,000 miles. We have found the same thing. The AC takes 3 or 4 minutes to kick on after we have hooked into shore power and set the thermostat.

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Our AC also takes about 2 minutes to kick in as well...this is normal, as Michelle points out.

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Our new Penguin does the same thing. The fan comes on, but it takes at least 3 minutes before the compressor kicks on.

Michelle, I'll see if I can find the award I received from the "Get A Life Foundation" when I hit 3,000, and send it to you...
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