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Old 10-26-2014, 09:49 AM   #1
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Basement Air problems

I hear a scraping noise when my basement air is on. It sounds like a fan rubbing on something. Who would you take your coach to that could (or would) fix something like that?
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:39 AM   #2
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Ramzfan, sounds like the bearing are going out on the fans. Any home AC tech should be able to replace the bearings. The hard part is dropping the AC unit. There are a lot of threads about replacing the bearing, be sure and replace them with ball bearings when you have it done. It is about a No 8 or 9 DIY project.
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Old 10-26-2014, 02:46 PM   #3
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Here's the link to Airexel service locations: Airxcel | RV Products | Service
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:18 PM   #4
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The AC isn't all that hard to get out, much easier with two people. A good power screwdriver is a great help.

I have had zero luck finding someone to work on mine and have found the Airxcel service locations website to be a stunningly useless dream sheet. I called every one within a 100 miles of me and none of them were useful.

I wish that I had a bearing out because I could fix that.
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:28 PM   #5
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The AC isn't all that hard to get out, much easier with two people. A good power screwdriver is a great help.

I have had zero luck finding someone to work on mine and have found the Airxcel service locations website to be a stunningly useless dream sheet. I called every one within a 100 miles of me and none of them were useful.

I wish that I had a bearing out because I could fix that.

I just watched the guy on the lot next to me have his fan motor replaced. Dropping the unit is a job for 2 fairly young guys.


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Bill explains how it's done.

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Old 10-26-2014, 05:43 PM   #7
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I pulled mine by myself (at age 71) and yes it would have been easier with two people but one can do it if you take your time and think it out. It is like a new machine after replacing the that bearing.
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Old 10-26-2014, 06:03 PM   #8
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I have also pulled mine by myself (age 70). Don't be in a hurry. Should be a lot easier with two people. The thing weighs 200 pounds but it's not like you are going to pick it up and carry it away.

I hit the wall when I found that a compressor isn't working. For this, I need a real AC tech.

I haven't found one yet but have not given up.
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I've pulled two out and it's not too bad with help. I did what Duner described and purchased the new bearings thru McMaste-Carr. It was a good thing I pulled mine as it was pretty dirty inside as we use it going down the road. It was grimy where my buddy's was just dusty as he uses dash air. His fan bearing had come completly loose and would have surely knocked the bearings out of the motor soon.

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I recently had the fan motor and fan replaced. The tech told me he didn't pull the a c but accessed it by removing a panel from the end opposite from the condenser. He said you could get under the coach and sit up and remove the panel to get to the fan.
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I recently had the fan motor and fan replaced. The tech told me he didn't pull the a c but accessed it by removing a panel from the end opposite from the condenser. He said you could get under the coach and sit up and remove the panel to get to the fan.

Good idea but I doubt that would work on mine.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:36 PM   #12
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That's a great suggestion ChasA...I think I'll take a look under there this weekend. Thanks. Steve
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