Re: [Amel] Air conditioning problem – NEED HELP!

Kent Robertson

Check out this post where I put the links to the capacitors. Probably not smart as the links could change. This company had all of them at a reasonable price and got them to me in a few days.
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On Jun 4, 2013, at 10:22 AM, "drew_gaffney" <drew.gaffney@...> wrote:

Could you please post or send the capacitor list for the Clima units. I too need to pick up spares before returning to the boat in July.
Drew Gaffney
Revelation SM390

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:

Oops. Sent that b4 I was done.

I have a list of replacement capacitors and relays if that's what is wrong. It is unlikely that it is the compressor. I had a refrigeration guy tell me I needed a new one, only to find the bad capacitor easily myself.

It's possible that it is a low refrigerant level, but I think you need special equipment to test and replace that. Check the capacitors and relays first. By then you'll have answers from those smarter than I.

Also, check the messages by searching for A/C or Climma. There are several threads about trouble shooting. I think it was Danny on Ocean Pearl who posted some pics in the photos section that are also helpful.

Good luck and let us know what you find.

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 3, 2013, at 2:33 PM, "Alex" <uster@...> wrote:

The aft unit was working very weak, only 2 of the 3 speed (will order some capacitator), and there was a strange smell, I suspect I was loosing the R134a â€" now I don't hear the compressor kicking it at all (only the fan), so it doesn't cool down the cabin at all.

Why does the compressor not kick in anymore? Is this because there is no more R134a refrigerant?

How can I add more R134a refrigerant? I will see if this leaks again (and cool down the cabin again).

The forward unit has all 3 speed working, was extremely cold, so cold there was ice on the coil (of the compressor) â€" but now it seems it can not cool down the forward room… is this because the outside temperature is too high or something else (may be the ice on the coil).

Also, why do I have ice on the coil of that unit (and only that one)?

Thankfully, the salon unit is ok with all 3 speeds.

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre 713-412-6704
Seabrook - Texas - USA

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