compressor runs for about 5 minutes then thermal shutdown
by Robert R.
I have a construction trailer type air conditioner that I transported to another location. It is the type that hangs outside on the wall with a large intake port and blower port.
I layed it down to transport it and it was on its back for about 10 hours. Upon connecting it up and turning it on the compressor runs for about 5 minutes and then has a thermal shutdown. The small refrigerant tube coming out of the compressor gets extremely hot.
I tried letting the air conditioning unit sit for 2 days before staring it and again after 4 or 5 minutes the compressor shuts off until it cools down. I was told that I should never lay a air conditioned on its side or back?
thanks for any advice or help.