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Wayne, RV Mechanic
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Air conditioner will turn on, run for 20 seconds and shut

Customer Question

air conditioner will turn on, run for 20 seconds and shut down
JA: Have you checked the Freon level?
Customer: no - it seems to be electrical - it pops the breaker and if not it makes a pop and shuts off
JA: What is the model/year of your RV?
Customer: 2006 Keystone Cougar 5th wheel
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have been working on it - I swapped out the breaker for a new breaker . The old breaker is a 20/30 split. The hardware store only had a 30 so I put that in and put the main wire into the 30 and the air conditioner into another 20
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: After I replaced the breaker last night it ran all night no problem, today when it started getting hot out it started doing the same thing as yesterday afternoon before I replaced the breaker
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: RV
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
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Expert:  Wayne replied 12 months ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with thi

what you are describing is a compressor failing

they sell a boost run coil for that where it give s the compressor a extra charge to start

it is called a compressor boost capacitor/hard start

but this is a band-aid, you need to replace the compressor

here is a link to it , easy to hook up

click here

I hope this helped you

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Expert:  Wayne replied 12 months ago.


Just following up with you

did my answer help you ??

let me know ,Please


Expert:  Wayne replied 11 months ago.


I have not heard back from you

did you get this issue resolved ??