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Old 09-24-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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AC stopped working

Well after just over a year of ownership I started the Georgetown and no AC. Worked on last trip fine before I shut it down.
Today I have fan but no cold air. I tried turning it off and back as well as change the temp knob but still outside air.

I plan on taking it to Ford to see whats up. I was told that the compressor is Fords on the bare chassis so hopefully its a compressor seal or the compressor failed internally.

Can anyone confirm the Compressor is Fords responsibility for my 2012?
I also read recently someone else had a compressor failed and Ford replaced.


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Old 09-24-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
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Iffy,

I recently "lost" AC also. Recharged the system on the low side connector and was back in business.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:14 PM   #3
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Iffy,

I recently "lost" AC also. Recharged the system on the low side connector and was back in business.
So did you still have freon in the system?
If it was low it had to leak out some where.
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Recharged mine in July and it's been fine since. I wasn't sure it was ever charged properly. Invested a few bucks in a good set of gauges and added 1 can with stop leak and 1 can of plain R134a and it's held fine since. It's colder than I ever felt before. Loss of refrigerant will make it stop running from low pressure switch. It may have a slow leak, could be through the access cap if not tightened properly and the needle valve isn't tight.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:18 PM   #5
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Iggy,
Last year I noticed oil dripping from my A/C compressor on my 11' Georgetown and called my local Ford dealer they confirmed they were responsible for the compressor and got me up and "cooling" in about half a day so yes it is Ford's responsibility.
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Last year I noticed oil dripping from my A/C compressor on my 11' Georgetown and called my local Ford dealer they confirmed they were responsible for the compressor and got me up and "cooling" in about half a day so yes it is Ford's responsibility.

Thanks I will check next time and see if the compressor clutch is activating. If it is I will add a can of 134a and check. If its wet fromoil I will make appointment to Ford ASAP.
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Recharged mine in July and it's been fine since. I wasn't sure it was ever charged properly. Invested a few bucks in a good set of gauges and added 1 can with stop leak and 1 can of plain R134a and it's held fine since. It's colder than I ever felt before. Loss of refrigerant will make it stop running from low pressure switch. It may have a slow leak, could be through the access cap if not tightened properly and the needle valve isn't tight.
Did you have to get to the AC line from inside the cab or was it located under the front hood?
I will have to check to see if I can find the low side fill valve and check clutch on AC compressor.

Something is always happening to the Georgetown. I guess it happens to all motorhomes. None are exempt from issues.
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If you are going to ad R134 make sure you DO NOT use any type that has a sealant. If you do your A/C warranty will be voided. It is hard to find no sealant R134 at most auto part stores so try Napa or Car Quest or such. All certified A/C shops will use an identifier to see if your system has a sealant in it and will not work on them as the sealant can ruin their equipment. As a former ASE Master mechanic who hates not having someone else work on my vehicles I would let Ford check your A/C system. The sealant in most DIY recharge kits can block up condensers and evaporators making what seemed like a cheap fix very pricey. Just my 1 1/2 cents worth.
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If you are going to ad R134 make sure you DO NOT use any type that has a sealant. If you do your A/C warranty will be voided. It is hard to find no sealant R134 at most auto part stores so try Napa or Car Quest or such. All certified A/C shops will use an identifier to see if your system has a sealant in it and will not work on them as the sealant can ruin their equipment. As a former ASE Master mechanic who hates not having someone else work on my vehicles I would let Ford check your A/C system. The sealant in most DIY recharge kits can block up condensers and evaporators making what seemed like a cheap fix very pricey. Just my 1 1/2 cents worth.
Thanks. Warranty is past except the compressor is still under Ford standard warranty.
Thanks for your remarks and will head for the Ford dealer.
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