<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Capt Joe:
The compressor on my dash air does not seem to be engaging. The fan blows fine. I realize that the dash AC is probably part Workhorse and part Winnebago and will post in both foruma.
I have tried a couple of simple things and am wondering if anyone has any other suggestions before I take it to my local Workhorse service center because I'd just about rather take a beating than have to put up with the making of an appointment, the delays and general aggrications of dealing with them. I was told that it takes nearly 2 weeks just to get them to talk to you...anyway
The air seemed to be working about a month ago but now I don't even get a click or any noticable change in the engine when I turn on the AC when idling.
So, starting with the simple things, I checked and replaced the 10A AC compressor fuse, even tho it checked out ok. Then I picked up a new AC Relay ($9) and replaced the existing one with the new one....Results: NADA.
Any other simple things I can check, verify, etc before heading into the dealership??
Oh yes, out of factory warranty but I do have an extended warranty that I got transferred over when we bought the 2004 Winnebago Brave 32v. Might get to see it in action pretty soon.
If the refridgerqant is low the compressor will not engage. As others have suggested you can get a kit and top off the refridgerant but I would use a kit with an oil charge and leak indicator (flourecent dye) in it. That way if you have a leak you will see the dye marking the spot if it is on one of the components out in the open. After 4 years it would not be unusual to have lost some refridgerant and the oil charge may help rejuvinate the shaft seals on the compressor and keep it going a while longer for you.