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Old 10-17-2015, 07:38 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by BoDu View Post
I have a new replacement solenoid that I am storing in the coach. I was having the issue of the solenoid not clicking in so that the house batteries were not charging during driving. I found that operating the house disconnect switch (beside the entry door) and/or tapping the solenoid (gently) allowed the solenoid to operate. I am not sure which one did the job. I think that long term storage is bad for this device. It has copper inside that can corrode and cause it to hang up. I think these operations can loosen this electro/mechanical device so that it properly operates. The newer device (as noted above -20 instead of -10) has silver in place of copper and should not experience the same corrosion.

When you stand outside after starting the engine, you can hear this solenoid (I think they call it a connector on the web site) click when it connects properly.

I have the same theory about long term storage creating the problem. I've had to replace the solenoid every spring when I start using the motorhome for the first time that year.

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