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My name is ***** *****. I have a webasto fcf 1600 with error

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Customer: My name is ***** *****. I have a webasto fcf 1600 with error code E3. Is there a manual reset?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with?

No there is no manual reset. Did you have any other questions about the issue?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If the error code is E3 "Compressor low pressure protection" and water flow and aire flow is great, is that the death nail? Will I need to replace the unit?
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Honestly more than likely. With AC units the oil for the compressor is in the refrigerant/freon. The AC compressor has a low pressure switch on it, and if it does not detect enough refrigerant pressure in the system it will not turn on in order to preserve the compressor. Like any AC unit, the systems are sealed. So if it is low on refrigerant there is a leak someplace. And with Marine AC's, the leaks are usually in the condensor as that is the part exposed to salt water, and they all rot out. It very well "could" be a faulty low pressure switch. But they are fairly reliable. And the odds of a leak vs a bad low pressure switch is going to be 95 to 5%, in favor of a leak. The very next step would be to hook up a set of AC gauges to it and read the pressure in the system. If it's empty you know there is a leak. But if the pressures look good, then at that point the low pressure switch would get replaced. Does that all make sense?

Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

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Thank you,
Jason

Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I noticed no rating has been put through yet so I wanted to make sure you were all set. Did you have any further questions on the issue?

-Jason

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