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Old 08-16-2014, 04:43 PM   #1
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A/C quit cooling. What is the best way to go-repair and or replace? Have not had to deal with this issue before? Can they be recharged or are they a sealed unit?

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Old 08-16-2014, 05:03 PM   #2
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A/C quit cooling. What is the best way to go-repair and or replace? Have not had to deal with this issue before? Can they be recharged or are they a sealed unit?

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Well, to answer your question, have a qualified RV dealer troubleshoot your unit. They are sealed units but can be recharged. The source of the leak MUST be located and repaired. Is anything like the blower operating? If not, it just may be a tripped breaker.
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Old 08-16-2014, 05:06 PM   #3
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I think I'd figure out what's wrong with it before making a decision to repair or replace. If the cost to repair is <50% of the cost of a new one I'd consider repairing it if it is in decent shape otherwise.

It may be as simple as a bad thermostat, relay, switch, loose wire, etc..
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The fan runs but the compressor doesn't kick in. Checked and reset the breaker. Will have a qualified Repair Tech check it out for me. It was cooling ok and just quit. Leads me to believe there is a leak.

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The fan runs but the compressor doesn't kick in. Checked and reset the breaker. Will have a qualified Repair Tech check it out for me. It was cooling ok and just quit. Leads me to believe there is a leak.

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If the compressor doesn't start then it's a thermostat issue or electrical with the compressor. If you are handy, you can check the connections and make sure they are ok. If you are not comfortable troubleshooting electrical circuits, then bring it in. There probably isn't a leak and your refrigerant charge is just fine. Keep us up to date on what you find out. Good luck.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:31 PM   #6
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The problem with my A/C was the compressor start up capacitor. Had an authorized Coleman Mobile Repair Tech fix it for me. It hit me a hard lick but for now didn't have to replace it. Thanks for the responses. The A/C is approx 12 years old.

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Awesome! I'm glad you got it fixed. A start capacitor is much cheaper than a new unit. Just make sure the voltage to the A/C stays between 110-120 volts and you'll be fine. Thank you for your follow up telling us what happened.
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It depends on teh age and what is wrong. Have a qualified RV repair place check it out. If they can find the leak they may be able to repair it. If it is more than 5-8 years old, I would just replace it as the new ones will use much less power.
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It depends on teh age and what is wrong. Have a qualified RV repair place check it out. If they can find the leak they may be able to repair it. If it is more than 5-8 years old, I would just replace it as the new ones will use much less power.
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I just saw this post and the start up coil was what caused a problem for us. Glad to hear it is a low cost fix.
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