Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-08-2011, 15:21   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
CruiseAir Doesn't Cool

Just bought a 1988 Sea Ray Sundancer 300. It has a Marine Development Corporation Cruisair Stowaway/III model BRH10, 10,000 btu H&A unit with a Aqua-Air Tempwise 2000 Control. When we turned the switch on it was breaking the main breaker. The pump wasnt drawing water from the lake. So we disconnected a hose and primed it and the unit kicked on then compressor and it cooled. After 45minutes someone accidentally turned of the AC unit and then immediately switched it back on. Now the system doesn't cool and it appears the compressor isn't running. It is drawing water and discharging but not cooling. Does anyone now if there is a rest for either the unit or the controller? Any suggestions are welcome.
Mark C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2011, 17:14   #2
Registered User
Caribsailors's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Somewhere in the Caribbean
Boat: Beneteau First 38
Posts: 305
Images: 23
Re: CruiseAir Doesn't Cool

Thermal overload on the compressor.

Shut it off for an hour or over night if possible. Turn it back on first thing in the morning.
As I sit, a swirling sea of passion gives it's poems in waves underneath me.
The whispers of the sun in my eyes, a silence within.
Rhythm of the surf, drums of the sea. Thoughts tumble and toss about the deep blue abyss inside me, where the love of you dwells.
I'm fighting currents to get back to you, listening to the flow of your liquid language as you beckon me, "Come Play"
Mariners Cove, CI. Anonymous.
Caribsailors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2011, 04:33   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Newport News VA
Boat: Egg Harbor sedan cruiser 1970
Posts: 829
Re: CruiseAir Doesn't Cool

appears the compressor isn't running
since it was just immediately running, pressure has built up in the compressor discharge tubing, so the compressor can not immediately restart.
So the current overload thermal breaker turns off the power to save the motor windings
When the pressure bleeds off the compressor will start again.

this same thing will happen to a fridge.
It would have eventually restarted.
sdowney717 is offline   Reply With Quote

cruisair, marine

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Webasto Blue Cool 16k Reverse Cycle A/C Ostinato Classifieds Archive 11 24-12-2011 18:23
Battery for Marine Air CoolMate / 5000btu A.Vern Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 33 21-10-2011 21:42
Cool Old Boat in Seward James S Off Topic Forum 0 04-07-2011 00:53
For Sale: Cruisair Portable Air Conditioner GoodRun Classifieds Archive 0 01-07-2011 16:18

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:43.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.