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Posted: 06/26/12 09:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MAYBE if running on a generator that barely starts the ac, other then that starting and stopping is no harder on the rv ac then on the stick house ac, or the stick house fridges, or store fridges, etc.


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Even IF you leave the fan on all the time. the compressior will start and stop when the set temps are reached. It changes noting as far as starting the AC comnpressior.


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If that were true we could not turn anything off


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Interesting, I recently played with mine and when I did something it shut off and would not come back on, now I know I just had to wait and it would cycle, so will have to go try again.
Great resource here.

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Splashers3 wrote:

Now I didn't give him advice, BUT, we found that when we run ours in auto mode, that when it reaches desired temp, it kicks the fan into low speed, and then the system ices up and no longer cools....so we run ours on high fan speed all the time, and NOT in auto mode.

A slightly different situation, but it keeps us from running in auto when it gets really hot.
Yep, I have found that too in some regions.

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Now I didn't give him advice, BUT, we found that when we run ours in auto mode, that when it reaches desired temp, it kicks the fan into low speed, and then the system ices up and no longer cools....so we run ours on high fan speed all the time, and NOT in auto mode.

A slightly different situation, but it keeps us from running in auto when it gets really hot.


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Bossquaw wrote:

However, we were told the other day not to do that. By it stopping and starting it is a "hard start" and will ruin the a/c unit. Is this true?
What other possible way would there be to run it??

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Splashers3 wrote:

Now I didn't give him advice, BUT, we found that when we run ours in auto mode, that when it reaches desired temp, it kicks the fan into low speed, and then the system ices up and no longer cools....so we run ours on high fan speed all the time, and NOT in auto mode.

A slightly different situation, but it keeps us from running in auto when it gets really hot.


Maybe the air conditioner needs to be looked at?

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partsman01 wrote:

Interesting, I recently played with mine and when I did something it shut off and would not come back on, now I know I just had to wait and it would cycle, so will have to go try again.
Great resource here.
That 2 minute wait cycle can seem like hours. My wife swears that it won't come on until I actually start walking to the thermostat to see what is wrong. It always starts by the second step.

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Thank you all again for your responses. We just had the coils cleaned and blown out so that is not the problem. I have returned it back to auto since all your input and will keep it that way. So I am very appreciative of all the input!

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