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Old 07-08-2020, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default Cool Cat A/C Not Cooling

2014 Chevy Roadtrek Popular 190. Worked fine last time I used it a month ago, but it's not getting cold now. Outside temperature is about 85 degrees and inside temperature is about 72 degrees. Thermostat is set to cool and I turned the setting all the way down to 60 degrees. Fan comes on and I thought I could near the compressor cycle on, but it doesn't seem to make as much noise as usual, and the air coming out is pretty much room temperature.

What should I be checking?
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Well, our home AC just failed in exactly the same way on a very hot day last week. The problem was a failed start capacitor. This is a very common failure mode on hot days. Certainly one of the first things to check. You can often identify a failed (or about to fail) can capacitor by a small bulge on the ends. They should be perfectly flat.
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Okay, that's helpful. Thanks!

I'll have to get the shroud off, and last time I tried the screws wouldn't budge. I'll have at it again. They're phillips head, so it's hard to get much torque on them without stripping.
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Does an Easy Start bypass/replace the factory capacitor? If so, might be a good time to make the upgrade.
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Does an Easy Start bypass/replace the factory capacitor? If so, might be a good time to make the upgrade.
I was wondering about that. Thanks for the suggestion.
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I'd private message this but I thought that the community might be interested. Is there a good place to donate for the covid for the reservation in AZ? If you have a link, please post. Might be off topic. I apologize. But it is important to me and perhaps others.
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Sorry. If this is beyond the scope of the forum, please PM me, Jon.
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The Cool Cat has to come off the roof to even check the start capacitor. For me it took two people and two ladders.
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Default 2007 Roadtrek 210 Popular AC/Heat Pump Capacitor Part Number or Specs

Anyone know the 2007 Roadtrek 210 Popular AC/Heat Pump Capacitor Part Number or Specs?
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Old 07-17-2020, 09:54 PM   #10
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Jon,
The first thing to check on a Roadtrek AC is: Unplug the AC from the plug in near the unit, then run a 15 amp extension cord to a plug. Turn on to see if it powers up, that way you have eliminated all systems in the RT except for the AC unit.
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Holy cow! Such an obvious and perfect first step! Should have considered that first. Thanks SO much for the common sense reminder, Rodie. Much appreciated.
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