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Old 08-08-2010, 08:32 PM   #15
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I am in full agreement with wmarsha. Please do not replace the breaker with a larger one. If you have 118 volts at the plug with the A/C running that should be sufficient. Make sure you electric water heater is turned off. Make sure your battery charger/converter is off. If you still have a problem call a technician.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:37 PM   #16
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Jill I too agree do not upsize the breaker. You will be looking to burn up your A/S if you do.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:50 PM   #17
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Jill when you say the A/C is shuttinf off is the fan shutting down or just the compressor? Also when you say you mess with the controls it will come on again after five mins. Which controls are you messing with? Are your controls on the unit or are you using a wall mounted thermostat?
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:27 PM   #18
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Thanks for the caution everyone! I would like to camp again someday in my minuet When I refer to the controls I'm referring to the knobs on the unit to adjust the fan/ac and temperature. it seems that the water comes rushing out the drain right when the unit shuts off. any idea if this could have something to do with the problem?
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:27 PM   #19
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Sound more like an internal overload/overheat switch. Does the cool air from the outlets diminish gradually or does the unit just quit? Since it failed after installation I would rule out issues with the campground.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:29 PM   #20
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The fan also shuts off, it is silent. I am using controls on the unit.
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I think it just quits. It hardly runs long enough to determine if the cool air is diminishing, it's practically just starting to cool!
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my mom is here at the same campground and is having no problem with her a/c. We checked the voltage on both trailers and they are the same. Do you think it would be the campground then?
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That's kind of where I was going. If the high pressure side of the refrigerant circuit gets too high there may be a cutoff switch to shut down the compressor. But I would think the fans would still run?? If the low side was icing up the cool air would drop but again I would think the fans would still run.
Still leaning towards an internal overload cutout.
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If it's new, it should have a warranty. Have it checked by a servicing dealer.
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Jill maybe the "water that comes gushing out when the unit shuts off" is causing the fan to slow down and places too much of a load on the motor and an internal overload breaker trips. That does not sound normal to have that much water drain out at once. Could be that when the fan is running it is pushing the water away from the drain tube and creating a backup of water. btw tell your mom i love what she has done to her A/S. I too have an excella.
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Let me chime in with another theory. The unit is low on freon which causes the evaporator to ice up. When it shuts down the ice starts to melt causing the water flow observation. How does that sound? Not much you can do without a technician.
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I am starting to think it has something to do with the fan and water...I'm going to have to look into that further! It's a tease! It turns on just long enough to get cold!
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Jill if you PM me your e-mail I will send you a copy of my diagnostic bulliten from Dometic on A/C's. It is alittle outdated but should still be the same.
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