Any thoughts on misbehaving A/C?
First of all, I AM going to contact the dealer and get this problem taken care of under warranty, but I am curious if anyone knows what the problem might be.
This is our third trip with our 2010 Classic 31D. However it is the first time we have had a need for the air conditioner except for testing. It is a Dometic Penguin.
The air conditioner seemed to operate normally for the first couple of hours. Since then, it has been acting abnormally. When first turned on it runs about 10 minutes and then shuts down for a few minutes. This is without the trailer being anywhere near the temperature set on the climate control unit. It keeps cycling like this, with the on periods getting shorter, and the off periods getting longer. It is my guess that some sort of protective circuitry is causing the unit to shut down. Since I am afraid that the protective mechanism might eventually fail, and whatever it is protecting against may occur (Fire, for instance), I am reluctant to run it at all. Since we have two cats traveling with us, we cannot shut the trailer up and leave to do anything, because of the possibility of returning to roast cat. If we left the windows open there is a real danger of them discovering that they could explore the campground, by shredding the screens. Due to this we are going to cut our trip short and head home tomorrow.
We are in a RV park hooked up to 30 amp service. The voltage is 123 without the A/C running and drops to 118 when the A/C turns on.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.