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Old 07-15-2006, 06:39 AM   #1
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When we set the A/C or the heat pump......... it blows the breaker......dont really have much time to get it out to the shop... If you were to look ,, where would you begin..?
WHich schematic do I look at.......?
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Old 07-15-2006, 06:39 AM   #2
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When we set the A/C or the heat pump......... it blows the breaker......dont really have much time to get it out to the shop... If you were to look ,, where would you begin..?
WHich schematic do I look at.......?
2004 winne Adventurer. 35
Trying to avoid the shop. its a all day affair to get it out there..
thanks
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Old 07-15-2006, 07:44 AM   #3
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Hmmm ... a couple of things come to mind.

The compressor(s) are drawing too much current
The fan (blower) is drawing too much current (start capacitor maybe?)
Maybe a bad circuit breaker?

RVP has complete schematics and troubleshooting info on their web site.
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Old 07-15-2006, 06:41 PM   #4
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I'm assuming you have the basement unit.

Turn off the circuit breaker to the number 1 compressor & see if the number 2 will kick in.

I had a problem with my number 2 compressor last year kicking out the breaker & it was the start capacitor which was bad.
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Wally I've fighting with my basement ac for a year now on and off. I had it repaired at Risco in Atlantic Highlands. Factory authorized place for Coleman RVP. Both times it was some fried components due to low voltage. I just came back from the Poconos where I had to run my generator to get 120 volts casue the campground was under 100. I just ordered the autoformer from Camping World. Got home today in Howell NJ and had only 98 volts in my house dure to the heat. I didn't try to run it. What kind of voltage are you dealing with where you plug it in?
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:31 AM   #6
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LESSON Learned.........

Warranty coverd most of all the service......
Circuit board was fried along with a capacitor
REASON:..Most likely low voltage somewhere....
. we do a lot of shows at Fairgrounds, they are notorious , we found out for erractic voltgae.
so now we are shopping for a surge protector...........thanks for your replies
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:48 AM   #7
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Wally I just bought the surge protector 2 weeks ago and now just order the Auto former. Same situation with mine, low voltage. I see the autoformer has built in surge protector. I don't know If I need them both or not.
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Fossilhog, I'd recommend hardwiring the surge guard into the RV and have its output go into the coach. Then you can hook up the shore power cord to the autoformer, and the autoformer can feed the surge guard.
My reason for this sequence is two-fold: The surge guards have a faster reaction time and can handle current better than the surge protection circuit that is built into the autoformer. And secondly, the autoformer senses whatever happens coming from the shore power pole and corrects it if necessary. -That can mean a quick series of on-off cycles which could possibly be bad for your air conditioners (rapid restarting), even at the good voltage levels. The surge guards have a built-in time delay, about two minutes, before they let the power back into the coach. That delay will allow the AC compressor to unload and restart easily.
Just my opinion...
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The surge guard I have from Camping world is the plug in type, and has to be manually reset (I believe) when it triggers. I know they sell a hard wire kit though....
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