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Old 08-08-2009, 09:33 AM   #1
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Front AC Problem

Recently we have been having a problem with the front AC unit on our 40' Alpine Coach. The unit runs on high fan even though the stat is set to run on low fan. Doesn't seem to make a difference if we set the fan to Auto or the Mode to fan only. When the coach cools down to the stat setting the fan will go on low. The rear unit works fine .................

Bad stat ????

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Old 08-08-2009, 03:59 PM   #2
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Could be the stat; mine is easy to change- it has a phone type RJ11 plug on back. If you had a spare or one you could borrow from another coach it is an easy swap to see if that solves it.

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Old 08-08-2009, 05:15 PM   #3
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If the interior is hot, then mine will run on high until the temperature gets within about 5 degrees of the set temperature. Then it will kick back down to low fan.

I think they designed them this way to help them cool down faster. The low setting is a lot quieter, but if it's really hot then the air conditioner needs some serious air movemet. Cold air is much harder to move than hot air
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:19 PM   #4
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Ditto here. Mine always runs on high until it gets close to the target temperature. You might call Duo-Therm and ask before changing parts out.

I'll need to check about the Fan Only part. I've never used that function, too noisy. The ceiling fans work better, too.
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