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Old 09-25-2014, 07:02 AM   #1
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Air conditioning question

Hello all,
I have a question about the air conditioner for a 2014 gray wolf 26DBH. Is it normal for the ac to run/shut off and 30-45 secs. later cycle back on and run for three minutes and shut off again? Outside temp was low to mid 80's with high humidity. Inside thermostat was set to 74degrees.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:57 AM   #2
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I'm not sure if it's "normal" or not, but considering a thermostat is designed to hold a constant temperatuure, and given the smaller space it's cooking I could see it happening.

Just out of curiosity though - is there a vent near the thermostat that could be blowing cold air on it? I imagine there's a likelyhood of the AC kicking on, blowing cold air on the thermostat making it "think" the whole camper is 74 - once it kicks off it quickly registers it's still too warm in the camper and turns the AC back on, thus repeating the cycle.
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:07 AM   #3
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Do a search for the word 'cycling' and see what others have done/recommended.


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Hello all,
I have a question about the air conditioner for a 2014 gray wolf 26DBH. Is it normal for the ac to run/shut off and 30-45 secs. later cycle back on and run for three minutes and shut off again? Outside temp was low to mid 80's with high humidity. Inside thermostat was set to 74degrees.
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No that isn't normal, that is short cycling the compressor in the A/C unit which isn't good on any A/C unit.
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Thanks everyone.. I think there may be a vent pointed at the thermostat..
Awesome input.. Thanks

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Old 09-25-2014, 02:51 PM   #6
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you could be low on refrigerant and the low pressure switch is kicking the compressor off... or the condenser fan isn't coming on... or air blockage to the condenser and the high pressure switch is kicking the compressor off.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:25 PM   #7
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Update... The thermostat fan was on Hi.. Switched to auto as well as turner the vent away from stat... Wala..
Seem to be working ok now.. Once we get back into the cooling season I will have a better idea.
Thanks again for the help😄


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Ok, I've read the manual countless times but can't figure it out....how do you know if it's on auto or not??
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Ok, I've read the manual countless times but can't figure it out....how do you know if it's on auto or not??



Press mode till fan shows, press +\ - for high/low/auto.

If this is your therm.
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Ok, I've read the manual countless times but can't figure it out....how do you know if it's on auto or not??
I don't know about your manual but the answer is at least implied in post #7 and matches fact on my trailer. I don't know if yours is the same.

Use the mode button (or whatever it's called on your thermostat) to set the unit to Fan... not Cool or Heat. Then use + on the right to cycle through Hi, Lo, Auto.

If that doesn't work, your thermostat is not like mine.

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