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Old 08-06-2006, 09:07 AM   #1
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Ok I know this has been covered. I have been seaching all morning for my answer.

Basement AC was working well. Now when it starts. It pull 54 AMPs and drops to 9 than jumps back up to maybe 30's 40's or 50's and back down to about 10. This is a shore power. So I ry today to run it on the Gen. Same thing. In fact it pulls the Gen to almost a stall with the high AMP raw.

Raining out right now so not about to try and get into AC compartment. Not even shure how to get it open.
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Ok I know this has been covered. I have been seaching all morning for my answer.

Basement AC was working well. Now when it starts. It pull 54 AMPs and drops to 9 than jumps back up to maybe 30's 40's or 50's and back down to about 10. This is a shore power. So I ry today to run it on the Gen. Same thing. In fact it pulls the Gen to almost a stall with the high AMP raw.

Raining out right now so not about to try and get into AC compartment. Not even shure how to get it open.
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:20 AM   #3
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Tom - on ours the blower starts first, then a compressor starts about a minute later. Is this your sequence? You could have a bad start capacitor or the compressor is trying to start with too high head pressure. I'd let a professional do the diagnosis.
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:33 AM   #4
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No blower does not come on first. This amp draw is from a fresh start after not being of for hours. So head pressure should have drained down. I plan to get a pro to check it out. But out on the road right now. Sometimes you can find something simple or have an idea as to what is going on from problems someone else has had.
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:15 AM   #5
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Mine is doing a variation of that. Unit starts, outside blower starts, inside blower starts then it goes to a 50+ amp draw and the outside blower shuts down and drops to a 10 amp draw. I am waiting on the dealer to fix it under warranty. It may be low voltage damage from the brownouts that occured on the East Coast over the past two weeks. Not one place I stopped when I drove from Tampa to Ottawa and back had full voltage, all set off the low voltage protection on my
Surge Guard. It was either bypass or nothing on the whole trip.

Note that I also have a 2001 Adventurer 35U.

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Old 08-06-2006, 10:22 AM   #6
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Good Grief. Same here. I had to by pass mt EMS surge protector also. System would shut down at 103 volts. Sitting in my daughters drive way (in IL.)waiting for her to have a baby. They did put in a 30 AMP conn. for us. But with high temps & everyone running A/C in area.
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:34 AM   #7
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I would venture to say that one of the two compressors is siezed,it is drawing what is called in the trade "locked rotor amps".Go to a qualified service center to have it checked.
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Old 08-06-2006, 05:31 PM   #8
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I went thru this last year on my #2 compressor. Turned out it was the start capacitor. When it tried to start the amps would go way up, voltage would go way down, then compressor internal cutout would trip.

When you get a chance, open the electrical cover plate on the unit, left side, & look at the big capacitors, and check for burnt connections.

If it isn't the caps, then compressor may be locked.
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Old 08-07-2006, 05:33 AM   #9
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Got a service man coming out Tuesday. But plan to figure out how to open compartment and take a peak inside today.
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Old 08-08-2006, 12:31 AM   #10
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rvten:
Got a service man coming out Tuesday. But plan to figure out how to open compartment and take a peak inside today. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Finally got word from LazyDays that mine has been repaired but their service advisor was not able to advise me as to what had to be repaired to get the job done. I will have to wait until I pick it up tomorrow to find out. Now it is at the chassis shop having the shocks replaced and the suspension checked out.

They are not very good communicators over there. I hope their workmanship makes up for their lack of follow through on returning phone calls and emails.

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Old 08-08-2006, 09:35 AM   #11
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Well service man came and went. I am now $100.0 poorer, service call. Number 1 compressor is shot. Service man set it up so only #2 compressor will run. This way we will have some A/C. Waiting on a call for cost of compressor replacement versus replacing whole unit. Our A/C heat pump is 6 years old. If I replace the #1 compressor who knows when if ever the #2 will die. Either way still sheaper than a new MH.
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Old 08-08-2006, 12:53 PM   #12
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Got some word back on my AC problems.

Generator was cross wired with 30 amp line going to 20 breaker and 20 amp line going to 30 amp breaker, which was as I had expected. Generator had to be rewired and both breakers replaced.

Transfer switch was partially burned out by the above situation and high amp draw and had to be replaced.

High speed on outside fan motor was shorted out and fuse was blown. Blower motor had to be replaced.

Bottom line is that previous owner had problems that their service man was not able to resolve so they bypassed things and did some creative wiring to get things going so they could trade it in with everything running. Outside blower finally started to draw too high and shut the system down when transfer switch started to fail due to the overdraw on the 20 amp side.

Will get the rest of the story when I pick it up.

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If I were you check on the compressor manufactures warranty.The normal warranty in the trade is 5 years from when the system is put into operation.Labor is not included.
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