Intellitec Electronic Climate Control Energy Management unit making clicking noise
We have a 2000 Bounder 39Z DP with the Intellitec Electronic Climate Control Energy Management Unit part # 00-00591-200 installed. The original unit lasted some 16 or 17 years. the second one only lasted a few years and now the current one is clicking after only 2 months. One of the heaters just comes on even when the controller is turned off, as I can tell this is a separate problem not related to this unit. The other heater works good as well as both of the A/Cs.
The unit doesn't click all the time or on any set pattern we can figure out, nor does it appear to affect anything else except us. The clicking is so loud it wakes the DW up out of a sound sleep (DH takes his hearing aids out at night). The only way to stop it is to remove the power plug from the unit and put it back some time later. Doing this gets us no clicking for sometimes only a few hours or upward for many days, again no apparent pattern. I guess if the A/Cs were needed it might get pretty warm after pulling the power plug and waiting before plugging the power back to the unit.
This has happened while plugged into "shore" power, haven't notice it while running the generator (we don't use it much) and don't recall if it clicks while on house batteries only. However, since this unit is a 12 volt system I would think that the clicking has or will happen when only on battery power.
Has anyone else had a clicking problem with their Intellitec Electronic Climate Control Unit. If so, what did you do and were you able to determine what caused the unit to fail. At close to $140 per unit one hates to just keep buying new units, even though I have read they can be rebuilt for less than new prices.
Thanking you in advance for any input you may have that will help us to understand what's going on.
Tom and Barb
2000 Bounder 39Z