My caravan A/C turns itself off after several hours and wont re start for many hours after. I have cleaned the filters as per instruction book but it makes no difference. We use the heating function frequently but it wont last all night.
I have cleaned the filters, even removed the filters to maximise airflow. The aperature is fully open no obstructions
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Its most likely over heating, the compressor is getting hot... its internal overload trips, and it won't restart until the compressor cools off inside.. that takes a few hours.
Most likely cause of over heating on units over 5 years old is dirty heat exchanger coils.. those are copper tube/ aluminum fin radiator looking things... dirt packs *between the fins.. a dirty coil will often look clean for that reason.
cleaning is a messy job. You need a coil cleaning kit from any large hardware store.. follow the directions.
That one shows a brush, thats OK, but a 'fin comb' is a little better.
Find the two fin coils on your unit, then figure out how to access both sides of each coil. and you can clean them.
If you can only access the upstream side of the oil where all the dirt is impacted that will be OK too.
a wet / dry vacuum cleaner makes it a little easier.
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