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Old 05-31-2005, 12:20 PM   #1
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Bought a Coleman Carmel pop-up brand new and after the first year the blower won't move when we turn on the fan speed switch. Now I'm resorting to undoing the inside grill and reaching up inside to physically spin the blower. After that, it all seems to works pretty good. I found out that there is a blower starter coil and a compressor coil. I'm guessing the starter coil has gone out or has just gotten to weak to kick on the blower. My question is based on 15 years of limited electrical experience. Can an aftermarket coil with the same ratings and tab configurations be used in place of the OEM coil ? Or is it going to be a one in a million chance that I find anything remotely close to that OEM coil?
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Old 05-31-2005, 12:20 PM   #2
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Bought a Coleman Carmel pop-up brand new and after the first year the blower won't move when we turn on the fan speed switch. Now I'm resorting to undoing the inside grill and reaching up inside to physically spin the blower. After that, it all seems to works pretty good. I found out that there is a blower starter coil and a compressor coil. I'm guessing the starter coil has gone out or has just gotten to weak to kick on the blower. My question is based on 15 years of limited electrical experience. Can an aftermarket coil with the same ratings and tab configurations be used in place of the OEM coil ? Or is it going to be a one in a million chance that I find anything remotely close to that OEM coil?
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Old 05-31-2005, 05:44 PM   #3
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mw,

If it works fine after you turn it by hand, the fan start capacitor is probably bad. If it's only a year old, it's still under warranty (2 years). All you should have to do is take it to and authorized dealer, and they should fix it for you. Don't mess with it if you don't know what you're doing, you could fry yourself.

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Old 06-01-2005, 07:32 AM   #4
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Sounds like a capacitor. A good working capacitor will hold voltage and shock the crap outa you. Yours obviously won't hold a charge, which is why your fan won't start. It send a big zap to the motor to "Get'er Goin" so yours probably won't shock you, but still be careful.

If it's under warranty, which it is, take it to a dealer and make them fix it. If you ever deal with caps, be careful, and once they are out of the system, short across them with a screwdriver, while holdong only the handle to discharge them. Don't do this hooked up or with a wet finger unless I'm there to watch.
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Old 06-03-2005, 05:24 PM   #5
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Same Thing happened to us after about 1 1/2 years.

Bad cap. But I was told by the tech it was the run cap.

Either way we were covered under 2 year warr.

Quick 20 minute fix.

We were told to CHANGE filters often, not clean them,and DO NOT RUN FAN ON LOW, just to adjust the thermostat.

All has been well since
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Old 06-21-2005, 08:45 PM   #6
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Bad Fan start capacitor for sure. You might want to change them all while you are in there. They are not very expensive.
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Tanks to each of you for your input. I got a complete A/C unit from a poor ol fellow down the street who was told that he had to replace the entire unit because a leaking coil could not be fixed. I called an A/C who works on RV A/C unit and said that was bull. So I got a free parts unit. Imagine that!!!!
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mine is doing the same thing! were can you get the capacitor at? an about how much? thanks
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