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The Cruise-Air system in my living room is kicking on/off (compressor). Took the outside cover off and noticed that (in the glass viewing window), that it looks like the freon is boiling. When it stops bubbling, the compressor kicks back on. Have set the temperature down a little so the compressor isn't running so much, but I know that summer is coming soon and will probably need 2 of the a/c units running.
How difficult is it to add freon to the system (I imagine that is the problem) or should I have an HVAC technician come out?
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The Cruise-Air system in my living room is kicking on/off (compressor). Took the outside cover off and noticed that (in the glass viewing window), that it looks like the freon is boiling. When it stops bubbling, the compressor kicks back on. Have set the temperature down a little so the compressor isn't running so much, but I know that summer is coming soon and will probably need 2 of the a/c units running.
How difficult is it to add freon to the system (I imagine that is the problem) or should I have an HVAC technician come out?
Thanks guys....my post for the week, I HOPE.
i would clean coils,filters and make sure condenser. fan is operating first...
if you have air flow inside i would say evaporator fan is ok..if you still have short cycling guess you need refrigerant /tech ,,,good luck
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the inside coils are hard to clean,and most are dirty.
Is this the one thats under the couch?
The coil will have a screen in front,most people clean the screen,but the coils remain clogged.
What year is your coach?
On the coach with the Jack Knife sofa you may have to slide the bottom out,and leave the back in place so you can take the lid off the box the coil is in.
go to homey lowes and get AC coil cleaner,get er dun!
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Coils and filters were just cleaned recently.
The fan will run, but once the condenser clicks in, the whole thing shuts down.
I am ASSUMING it's coolant, but afraid of what it COULD be....GROAN $$$



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the inside coils are hard to clean,and most are dirty.
Is this the one thats under the couch?
The coil will have a screen in front,most people clean the screen,but the coils remain clogged.
What year is your coach?
On the coach with the Jack Knife sofa you may have to slide the bottom out,and leave the back in place so you can take the lid off the box the coil is in.
go to homey lowes and get AC coil cleaner,get er dun!
Randy:
My rig is an 82FC. The parts behind the filter with the sensor (cannot remember name) are housed in the "table" next to the exterior bathroom wall.
The couch is right next to the table with the filter/screen/etc...
Let me look under the couch to see what I can see....
Thank you Randy
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Randy:
My rig is an 82FC. The parts behind the filter with the sensor (cannot remember name) are housed in the "table" next to the exterior bathroom wall.
The couch is right next to the table with the filter/screen/etc...
Let me look under the couch to see what I can see....
Thank you Randy
No coils under the couch. Only heating equipment.
Guess the coils are in the table..behind the little door. So how in the heck are you supposed to get to the coils when they are at the back of the cabinet? Can't see that the top or side would come off?
Suggestions???
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Coils and filters were just cleaned recently.
The fan will run, but once the condenser clicks in, the whole thing shuts down.
I am ASSUMING it's coolant, but afraid of what it COULD be....GROAN $$$



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I have fixed a dozen "just cleaned" AC units like yours.
By cleaning the coils...
Just sayin...
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No coils under the couch. Only heating equipment.
Guess the coils are in the table..behind the little door. So how in the heck are you supposed to get to the coils when they are at the back of the cabinet? Can't see that the top or side would come off?
Suggestions???
Now you know why they are still dirty!
Long arms are handy!
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Here are pics of the interior of the cabinet. For the life of me I can't see how to get my arms to the back of the cabinet to unfasten the screen and plate.
Going to see if the cabinet can be unbolted from the floor and lifted off.
Cannot see how the cabinet is attached...unless to the couch.
Yes, I did clean the screen and the filters (both filthy) but didn't know about the coils. If I had known they were there, I would have TRIED to clean them too.
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the wall with the round duct,what wall is that?
Can you cut an access panel out of it?
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