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Old 01-18-2013, 08:22 AM   #1
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Heat Pump won't turn off

We are in Tampa for the RV show and it was darn cold this morning. When the temp go up hight enough for the heat pump to run, I turned it on to save propane since the park is paying for the electric. When I tried to turn it off, the remote would turn the light out on the unit, but it continued to run and warm. Tried several times with the same results. Just left it alone and it eventually turned off. In a few minutes it came back on (lights still 'off' on the unit) It ran for about 10 minutes and then turned off again.
This is a Coleman rooftop A/C-heat pump on an 08 Damon. Not sure this is a repair problem, but why would this thing not respond to the commands of the remote? For clarity, the remote would cause the lights on the unit to come on and go off on command so I doubt batteries are an issue.

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Old 01-18-2013, 12:19 PM   #2
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It may need to run a minimum time, best to get full model and serial numbers and contact manufacturer, provide full details, usually they have a contact us place on their Web page, good lick

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Old 01-19-2013, 02:52 PM   #3
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Hi doc,
In addition to what TQ60 posted, if you were at the temp that causes the heat pump to go into defrost mode, it will take 10+ (maybe up to 20) minutes for it to complete that cycle. I do not know if turning the unit off during this cycle will actually turn the unit off or the unit will need to finish the cycle and then turn off.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:28 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. It has not done it again and I suspect the need to run for a few minutes took care of the device like a hot furnace will run until it reaches a cooler temp. Looks like that is the answer here as well
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