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Old 09-15-2016, 10:46 AM   #1
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A/C cycles on and off

I suspect the answer is "the nature of the beast". But here I go, sometimes the a/c will cycle on and off two or three times a minute. Have any suggestions on overcoming this first-world problem?
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:55 AM   #2
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Is there a vent near and aimed at the thermostat?
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Yes and yes. I just turned it. If that fixes it I will accept the knucklehead of the day award.
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That didn't seem to make much difference. But the door leading to the bath/bedroom is right in front of the thermostat. We discovered that if the door is closed, exposing the thermostat it seems to work better. If the door is open, covering the t-stat it cycles constantly. The problem is, it's keeping the DW awake and it needs to be open to keep it cooler in the bedroom. Again I know, the world has bigger problems that this. But if you have any more suggestions, let her rip.
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Do you have a way of checking your power source? Not sure if you are home, or on the road or whatever. I was at a campground recently, and they had a low voltage issue. Using one of those progressive industries units that you can plug in at the pedestal gave me the error code and everything. When the low voltage happened, the A/C would do exactly as you described. It would just cycle on and off.


Might not be your issue, but I thought I'd at least mention it...
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Do you have a way of checking your power source? Not sure if you are home, or on the road or whatever. I was at a campground recently, and they had a low voltage issue. Using one of those progressive industries units that you can plug in at the pedestal gave me the error code and everything. When the low voltage happened, the A/C would do exactly as you described. It would just cycle on and off.


Might not be your issue, but I thought I'd at least mention it...
Again, good advice. We are camping now and my TT is plugged into a PI surge device. Although we are packing up to leave now I will try to see if I can reproduce the problem now. Thanks!
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Does it work a bit better when the door is closed or does it seem to work correctly?

If the latter, relocate the thermostat.
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Seems to work correctly when the door is closed
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Our was doing the same thing . It turns out that our Analog thermostat was worn out and making intermittent contact . If you wiggle the temperature setting and it comes on its probably worn out. We just had a new digital thermostat with controller installed now it's working great.
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:02 PM   #10
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Replace the thermostat. They do wear out and since is uses a mercury tube it can act up like this. Maybe go digital if one is available.
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