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Old 06-08-2014, 08:02 PM   #1
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A/C freeze up?

Anyone have their a/c freeze up? Ours froze up yesterday after running most of the day. Would insufficient electrical current cause this? The campground we were at has known electrical issues (we found this out after we were already there). We had no issues Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. However, the campground was fairly empty until Saturday.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:05 PM   #2
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Anyone have their a/c freeze up? Ours froze up yesterday after running most of the day. Would insufficient electrical current cause this? The campground we were at has known electrical issues (we found this out after we were already there). We had no issues Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. However, the campground was fairly empty until Saturday.
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You need to let it cycle by raising the temperature setting. The fan will automatically defrost the coil if you let it cycle about 10 -15 minutes without the compressor running.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:49 PM   #3
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might not hurt to pop open the outside cover and see if anything needs to be cleaned out. Not enough airflow could cause this too.
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We had that happen once on our last pop up. Left it on cold and went out all day. Came back and the ac was making a funny noise. I hurried up and got inside and shut it off for a little but. It started to drip from the inside if the ac. It was mid 90's that day. Turned it back on later and it was fine so I assume it just froze up. We always shut the ac of when we leave now. Not like it takes a long time to cool a pop up.

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You need to let it cycle by raising the temperature setting. The fan will automatically defrost the coil if you let it cycle about 10 -15 minutes without the compressor running.
X2 OC's advice - this is just the "nature of the beast" with a Pop-Up A/C - had it happen many time in high heat with our Coleman (which is one reason we upgraded to a TT )
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Fairly normal thing to happen. Always run the fan at a high rate to keep air passing over the coils. If you run the fan on a lower speed, the cold air will not be removed from the coils and freeze up is likely!
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