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  • Judge Roy
    Judge RoyRV Repair Club:
    February 11, 2021We are in Florida and the humidity is through the roof. My air conditioner keeps shutting down after a period of time, especially at night when the humidity is ridiculous. I believe it is freezing up and shutting down. What would cause it to shut down a...  more
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      pokeysRVadventures February 11, 2021 From an article:   Excess Humidity Freezes Air Conditioners This also is a common problem many RV owners experience. High humidity is a danger to most RV AC units because the air conditioner cannot drain away the moisture fast enough. This can al...  more
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        SuncruiserFunTeam February 11, 2021 Jenna & The Zargon are correct. There is an entire chapter in the "Bible" that came with our RV about the hazards of too much humidity for full timing in an RV. We have been running a dehumidifier for years and it has been the best investment we ever made...  more
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      Jenna & The ZARGON February 11, 2021 I'd say this one is already ruined.. but for next time, you could add a 2nd AC and put soft start circuits on both. Of course, and probably most important!, .... check your voltage coming out of the "pedistal" to make sure you are getting 30 or 50 amps ...  more
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      Rich and Bev February 11, 2021 We have used a dehumidifier for years in our only 33' fiver. My only recommendation on that is, don't waste your money on one of those little tiny cube units that boasts of working for a couple hundred sq ft. It made zero differance and barely pulled an...  more
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      Chief Fagawe February 11, 2021 Make sure your filters are clean. Dirty filters slow air flow and can cause the evaporator coil to frreze. Also make sure the coil is clean. This will slow air flow as well.
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        Rich and Bev February 11, 2021 I agree, I also pull the cover off of the actual ac unit to blow outside dust and pollen off of fins, that stuff piles up quick and makes a huge efficiency differance
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      ChrisPE February 11, 2021 Well, the comments on getting and running a dehumidifier is good advise. I'm in Fla right now and I have one.  When was the last time your AC was serviced? It is important to keep the filter clean and the coils on top clean, and the drain hole unplugged. ...  more
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      TeamFoxy February 11, 2021 Not sure what part of FL that you are in, but its only been the last few days that its been warm enough to need AC. But even in the summer, we have never had AC units bog down because of humidity. We just make sure the condensation drains are clear.
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      Ray199 February 11, 2021 Two things can cause icing. low refrigerant and low air flow. If the fan in the roof unit is running and there is no blockage of the coils you are proably low on refrigerant due to age or a small leak. Time for a professional opinion/inspection.
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      Brett Myzer February 11, 2021 Ray is correct!  Low refrigerant is usually the culprit or blocked air flow through coils. ({)
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      Wolfdog February 11, 2021 The coils on the roof may need cleaning with the filters
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      Jim & Sharon Ham February 11, 2021 Start with the easy stuff and check air flow inside by removing the interior cover and clean the filters.  While open, check the long wire thermalcouple to be sure it is still attached to the front of the coils and has not fallen off.  This prevents icing...  more
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      Judge Roy February 12, 2021 Thanks for a;; of the recommendations.  We’ll be one one place for the next several days so I’ll check all of those out. 
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