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Old 01-24-2020, 01:48 PM   #1
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Belly air help

I am having issues with my belly heating and air, and would appreciate any info on who best to contact about working on my issue. Do I go with an RV mobile guy or do I contact a heating and air conditioner co? It is making a lot of noise, sounds like a fan knocking, but I am not that mechanical and do need a professional. Thanks for any and all help.







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Old 01-24-2020, 03:31 PM   #2
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First, I'd read Duner's posts on what is involved in the effort.
Either a mobile guy or an A/C person can do it. Find one who is willing too, and I add also done it before. Getting the duct work sealed back up properly is very important.

The exterior fan motor in my 06 Journey 36G gave up the ghost two years ago. I didn't have the time or the space to attempt the repair so I contacted my local repair guy do the job- I felt lucky to get in since it was the heat of the summer.

A lot of the cost is labor to remove unit to gain access and reinstall. I bit the bullet and also had him replace the interior fan motor, plus the shaft bearings, and the capacitors. Not real cheap, but cheap compared to the labor to r and r the unit.

Just my experience. Good luck and safe travels.
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:54 PM   #3
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RV Dealer.. $$$$ Finding one that knows what they are doing, iffy!
AC Shop......$$$ if you can find one who will work on a RV
Handyman.....$$ only if experienced on RVs and ACs
DIY ................$ see above.

Good Luck in your repairs, please post back with the out come.

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Old 01-24-2020, 08:52 PM   #4
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I am having issues with my belly heating and air, and would appreciate any info on who best to contact about working on my issue. Do I go with an RV mobile guy or do I contact a heating and air conditioner co? It is making a lot of noise, sounds like a fan knocking, but I am not that mechanical and do need a professional. Thanks for any and all help.
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This reading material will be educational:

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&p...zBiZTYxYzU5ZWQ


After reading Duner/Bill Elsenpeter's step by step instructions, the service manual makes more sense when reading the contents.



https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&p...GI4N2U4N2MzODE


My only advice on who to contact would be to begin contacting smaller HVAC firms and explaing your basement air conditioner/heat pump is the same as a residential unit with one exception. It has 2 120VAC compressor units instead of 1 large 240VAC compressor.
If you wish, PM me and I'll send you all my basement unit links.
This utube video gives viewers an idea of what to expect on the electrical side:
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Old 01-25-2020, 01:34 AM   #5
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Yes, your problem sounds just like mine back in 2008. You don't need to be an A/C guy to change out the old metal squirrel cage on the outdoor blower and install the new composite plastic blower. Also change out the two brass bearings to sealed ball bearing. Mine has been working great since my repair 2008 and I've fulltiming since then. It runs real quite with that new squirrel cage design.
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Check at https://www.airxcel.com/rv/coleman-m...ervice-locator to find authorized service locations. Watch the codes to find one that does the basement units. Then call ahead to verify they do service them.
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Contact Coleman-Mach, and they will recommend a service location
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