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Old 05-15-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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Front AC Unit, what makes it work??

My Allure has 3 roof AC units and Zone 1, 2 and 3 in the thermostat set up. I can get the mid coach and rear AC units to run but have never been able to run (test) the front AC unit. All 3 AC breakers are on, have 50 amp shore power. I've tried every possible setting at the t-stat, including setting Zone 2 to 'Off'.

Do I have to have the 10KW genset running to run all 3 AC units? Or, if you set one of the other zones to 'off,' will the remaining two zones run?

I've read the Quick Guide related to the AC units and see nothing obvious but I must be missing something.
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Is zone #1 set to cool?
May even need dip switch's activated on AC control board.
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Is zone #1 set to cool?
May even need dip switch's activated on AC control board.
All zones set to 'cool,' same fan speed or to 'auto' (have tried both). The Coleman T-stat has two slide switches; one that lets you select 'cool', 'heat', or 'off.' The other switch has 'mode' and 'zone.'
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All 3 roof ACs will run on 50 Amp shore power or generator. Does the front AC do anything at all? Did you try fan, heat settings? Could be it's kaput. We had to replace all three ACs, but the first to be replaced lasted about 11 years, so yours shouldn't go out that quick. If you can get to the unit wiring, you may want to check to see if it has power. If not, it may be time for a trip to the shop.
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All 3 roof ACs will run on 50 Amp shore power or generator. Does the front AC do anything at all? Did you try fan, heat settings? Could be it's kaput. We had to replace all three ACs, but the first to be replaced lasted about 11 years, so yours shouldn't go out that quick. If you can get to the unit wiring, you may want to check to see if it has power. If not, it may be time for a trip to the shop.
I've tried the various fan settings and the auto setting. I've tried turning off both Zone 2 and 3 and set the T-stat for cooling for Zone 1 and nothing. I have downloaded the manual of the digital T-stat and will check it for suggestions. It could be the temp sensor for Zone 1 is shot or maybe, as you suggested, the AC is kaput. I did buy an extended warranty that should cover that if necessary.
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Update: Duh, front AC works much better when the breaker is actually 'ON.' I had visually checked all three AC breakers and they appeared to be in the ON position. However, I flipped all of them off and then on and discovered that the front AC breaker was actually in the tripped position.

Oh well, feeling stupid but happy that I don't have anything to 'fix.'
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Update: Duh, front AC works much better when the breaker is actually 'ON.' I had visually checked all three AC breakers and they appeared to be in the ON position. However, I flipped all of them off and then on and discovered that the front AC breaker was actually in the tripped position.

Oh well, feeling stupid but happy that I don't have anything to 'fix.'
Ahhh, but why did the breaker trip? Could there be a clogged filter or low freon, causing increased head pressure, or even possibly a weak breaker?
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Ahhh, but why did the breaker trip? Could there be a clogged filter or low freon, causing increased head pressure, or even possibly a weak breaker?

Good question. Or, did someone just turn it off and left it in the middle (tripped) position??

It ran just fine for hours and cooled very well. Will keep an eye on it. Frankly, as well as the other two units cool and as well as this coach is insulated, not sure we will be using all three AC's much. Poking around above the TV, this thing has a full 3 1/2" of insulation plus a vapor barrier in the fiberglass cap. My Journey had no insulation there.
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