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Old 11-25-2010, 05:01 PM   #15
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It's actually the start switch on the start capacitor that goes bad.

This is what it looks like when it burns up.

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Old 11-25-2010, 06:09 PM   #16
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We're at Bluewater Key until Dec20.
The compressor definitely runs in both modes.
Thanks for your help, I appreciate your interest and greatly appreciate the forum for all who contribute and, of course 007 who documents all that's relevant.

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Old 11-27-2010, 01:55 PM   #17
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Well, today all is well the unit healed itself and is working fine, how do you figure?
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:58 PM   #18
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I'm happy for you. If it isn't broke one can not fix it. Gut feel says you'll get another chance. Enjoy the Keys, it is a great place to be.
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Just a note to bring closure to the issue, several times over a week or so it worked for a little while, the best performance was during a night we left and came back late and the heat pump was working well. The following day it wouldn't heat or cool.

I had priced the unit at Camping World @ $1200 plus freight and installation, but since we're at Bluewater Key, I used a local RV mobile service that is a direct dealer with Dometic. The new unit has been in place for a week and works fine. Total cost was $1425.

The new unit is freon 410 and not r22, otherwise a duplicate of the old unit. In summary, the old unit probably has trash that has found its way to the capillary tube and blocking the freon flow. Number 1 question is the trash from the compressor, which still sounds fine and doesn't run hot. I plan to take it home to a friend that specializes in repairing sealed units like the Dometic as a hobby, and if it is repaired, keep it for a spare.

I believe the unit was damaged due to a park power problem at Myrtle Beach in June when the temp was high ninety's and low 100's all week.

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