My generator would run my 3.5 ton AC for years. All of a sudden the AC clicks on and right off no apparent load on generator. Any thoughts>?
- PLv 711 months agoFavorite Answer
I'm assuming the AC still works on the regular powerline. When AC compressors get older they can require a lot more amperage to get started and the generator isn't providing enough wattage for what it is trying to draw. It's kind of like trying to start an old car that isn't easy to start on a weak battery. You also might be a little low on freon causing a harder start. This is an early warning sign of future AC issues.
- 異域秦後人Lv 711 months ago
YOUR GENERATOR WAS OVERLOADED BY A/C THAT TOOK HUGE POWER SURGE DURING ON AND OFF DURATION, POSSIBLE ITS THERMO BREAKER WAS ALREADY DAMAGED BY SUCH OVERLOAD FROM TIME TO TIME.
- billrussell42Lv 711 months ago