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midnightsadie

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Posted: 07/11/20 04:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

breaker is cheap change it, just a cheap try. they weaken after being trip alot. lowes home depot.

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Posted: 07/11/20 05:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's possible it's failing but 3-5yrs is no where close to typical.

If you have it plugged in running at home all the time, how are you protecting it from low voltage?


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Posted: 07/11/20 07:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check all of your wiring connections in the back of the breaker panel.

Be sure to unplug first.


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colliehauler wrote:

If it was run on low voltage it could need replaced. Low voltage will destroy a A/C unit.


Tell me about it. LOL.

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I personally will not hookup at the CG pedestal without a quality EMS " electrical management system ", not the cheap ones that merely display an issue but offer no protection.

Most common issue is the AC compressor burns out from low voltage.....yes the breaker does offer some protection but nothing near what a quality EMS can do.

I've been using a progressive industries EMS-PT30X, also here good reviews with Autoformers.

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Put a start kit on it

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Posted: 07/11/20 10:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I solar my camper the AC unit was 15 years old. It still worked great.
I would try a new breaker first, that will only cost you about $5 for the breaker and 10 minutes to change it.
There's no way 3 to 5 years is a normal failure time frame.

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A TRUE "soft starter" is much more than just a capacitor. Yes, a bigger capacitor will help, but what you need is some "smart" electronics that limit the current for a second or two until the motor starts spinning before "giving it the gas" !

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I wouldn't put $300 into a 6 year old a/c., I put the $10 kit on mine last week. nice

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I’m 15 years into my current one. Replaced a condenser fan last year finally


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