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Old 04-18-2015, 02:54 PM   #1
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Dometic AC Not Cooling

We have a 2014 Forest River Surveyor Cadet, bought new in August 2014, with a Dometic AC. Only used the camper 3 since August. This past weekend finally got to go camping, when setting up we had the thermostat set for 68 and the outside temp was 83, it ran for over an hour and only dropped the inside temp to 78 degrees, it does not seem to be cooling. Everything seems to be functioning fine. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 04-18-2015, 02:59 PM   #2
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Since it's less than a year old, I would take back to the dealer (or a dealer) to check for proper coolant charge. That does seem pretty feeble if the outside temp is only 83. Should still be under warrantee.
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Old 04-18-2015, 03:40 PM   #3
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make sure:

1. water heater 110 is switched off.
2. adequate extension cord if used.
3. ducting is adequate.

it you just are getting set up, and the door is opened and closed alot, youll take longer to cool. youll also keep introducing humidity to the coach that the AC will have to pull before cooling the air in the coach.
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Old 04-18-2015, 03:42 PM   #4
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Is the quick cool dump open?

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Old 04-18-2015, 04:24 PM   #5
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Quick cool dump is open
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:16 PM   #6
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Have a 2014 Wildcat. Had to have the A/C replaced because it kept freezing up. Took it out after replacement and did not cool, just kept running. Took back to repair shop- they had mixed up 2 of the lines. Take yours back and have it check while under warranty.
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Old 04-19-2015, 04:44 PM   #7
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Reset A C

Unplug ac power and battery power at same time. On some brands will reset a c.
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Old 04-19-2015, 04:53 PM   #8
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This is my first ducted system, can you explain the purpose of the "quick dump"? I wasn't sure why it was there. Do you get more total air flow using it? Or is it meant to cool the living space faster?

Mine does get much louder with the dump open.
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:09 PM   #9
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I believe it is used to bring the temp inside the coach down quicker than using the ducting. Then once the coach has cooled you switch over to the ducting to maintain the temp. That's what I do anyway. Works well.
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Thanks, I've been on a youtube search, and this guy said the same.

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