ATC 000876.14 – Compressor Cuts Out Due to Motor Overheats. John Deere System Advisory.

ATC 000876.14 (ATC 876.14)

Code: 000876.14

Shortcode: 876.14


The error code, ATC 000876.14, indicates that the Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) unit has disengaged the air conditioning (A/C) compressor clutch as a protective measure due to excessive engine heating. This action is taken to prevent potential damage to the compressor and to reduce the thermal load on the overheating engine.


The control unit’s response to this condition is to limit temperature control functionality within the cabin. This means that the HVAC system may not be able to provide cooling until the engine temperature is reduced to a safe level.


  • Check Engine Cooling System: Ensure that the engine’s cooling system is functioning properly. This includes checking the coolant levels, radiator, water pump, and thermostat for any faults.
  • Inspect A/C Compressor and Clutch: Verify that the A/C compressor and clutch are not contributing to the overheating issue by operating inefficiently or due to mechanical faults.
  • Evaluate Engine Load and Operating Conditions: Consider if external factors or operational demands are contributing to engine overheating, and adjust usage accordingly.
  • Monitor Engine Temperature: Use diagnostic tools to monitor the engine temperature and identify any anomalies or persistent overheating issues.
  • Resolve Overheating Issues: Address any identified issues with the engine’s cooling system or operational parameters to prevent recurring overheats. This may include repairing or replacing components, adjusting engine settings, or modifying operating practices.
  • Test HVAC System Post-Repair: After resolving the engine overheating issue, test the HVAC system to ensure that it returns to normal operation and can maintain cabin temperature effectively.


Preventing engine overheating is crucial for maintaining the overall health of the vehicle’s mechanical and electrical systems. Regular maintenance of the engine and its cooling system, along with the HVAC system, is essential to ensure reliable operation and prevent disruptions like compressor cut-outs due to motor overheats. Addressing these issues promptly helps maintain operational efficiency and enhances the safety and comfort of the machinery operator.