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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-24-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By SUMDALUS
MariannRobin, How an Inverter/Charger Works....

MariannRobin,

How an Inverter/Charger Works. There are two modes of operation associated with all Inverter/ Chargers:

Inverter Mode. When you are not plugged into shorepower and not running...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-24-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,139
Posted By SUMDALUS
Pexring - If the "box" is still good, it's...

Pexring -

If the "box" is still good, it's usually a lot cheaper to replace the cooling unit on the back rather than buying a whole new refrigerator.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-29-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,293
Posted By SUMDALUS
aaron7, Your water pressure should not...

aaron7,

Your water pressure should not exceed 60 psi. Use a standard RV pressure regulator, if necessary. Polybutylene tubing cannot stand the pressures that PEX can.

All RVs have Low Water...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-29-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,293
Posted By SUMDALUS
aaron7, What your pictures show are the old...

aaron7,

What your pictures show are the old "Low Point Water Drain Valves." You pull "UP" on the rings to open them. The tubing is Polybutylene. Question: What size is the tubing? 3/8" or...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-11-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,155
Posted By SUMDALUS
The Pressure and Temperature (P&T) Relief Valve...

The Pressure and Temperature (P&T) Relief Valve is a safety device. It has two release points -- 150 p.s.i. or 210° F, whichever occurs first.

“When my water heater is running, why is there...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-28-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By SUMDALUS
H. Miller, The first step is to disconnect...

H. Miller,

The first step is to disconnect the 12 VDC from the board and let it set for 30 seconds. Then reconnect the 12 VDC. This should re-boot the board.

Second, depending on which model...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-21-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 972
Posted By SUMDALUS
gfpeter, Therre is a really great "sticky"...

gfpeter,

Therre is a really great "sticky" in this forum that contains some fantastic information about Atwood and Suburban appliances. Have you check THERE...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-20-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By SUMDALUS
Pete_J, You didn't say if you have a...

Pete_J,

You didn't say if you have a Suburban or Atwood water heater.

The following applies to an Atwood.

See if you have 12 VDC at all of the following points (in the following order)...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-20-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,672
Posted By SUMDALUS
Midniteoyl, YES. During transport lay the...

Midniteoyl,

YES. During transport lay the absorption refrigerator on which ever side the boiler (long cylinder shape with metal or aluminum foil cover) is on. Prior to installation, you should...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-19-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,111
Posted By SUMDALUS
simsy56, Here's a quick test to conduct. Do...

simsy56,

Here's a quick test to conduct. Do your interior lights work. Are they bright. If they are, the fault is not with the converter. It's probably putting out the correct 12 VDC.

Test...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-19-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By SUMDALUS
Sequim Guy, Yes, if a dealership, repair...

Sequim Guy,

Yes, if a dealership, repair facility, or independent service tech is working anywhere on your RV, they are required to check for safety related recalls and perform the recall if it...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-19-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By SUMDALUS
mc4fun, I recently replaced the monitor on...

mc4fun,

I recently replaced the monitor on my 03 Motorhome. A call to the original manufacturer helped me locate an original monitor. Install was straight forward.

Here's a LINK...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-19-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By SUMDALUS
Sequim Guy, The absolute minimum voltage...

Sequim Guy,

The absolute minimum voltage you would like to have available to each piece of your equipment is 104 VAC. Anything less is going to cause problems. I don't recommend anything less...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-19-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,241
Posted By SUMDALUS
DCRobert, Good chance your electric element...

DCRobert,

Good chance your electric element is "blown." If the tank had no water in it and the element was "turned on", it only took about 6 seconds for it to "burn out." It isn't meant to be...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-18-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,963
Posted By SUMDALUS
smiybrneyes, Circuit breakers only protect...

smiybrneyes,

Circuit breakers only protect "downstream" from their location - not "upstream."

If you have a 30 amp RV and have to adapt “up” to a 50 amp outlet (the adapter is correctly...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-17-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,908
Posted By SUMDALUS
Jake21, You should have two switches...

Jake21,

You should have two switches mounted somewhere on a wall/panel inside the RV. One for each heat source (LP and Electric). You should also have a 120 volt circuit breaker for the water...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-17-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,851
Posted By SUMDALUS
sparent, I assume the 30 amp breaker you...

sparent,

I assume the 30 amp breaker you turned "off" was the breaker labeled INVERTER. That shuts off all power going to (and through) the inverter. This results in most of your RV being fed by...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-14-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By SUMDALUS
karencollins, Not exactly sure where the...

karencollins,

Not exactly sure where the ice you are describing is located, but I think the frost/ice you might be seeing is normal. Here's some information about rooftop air conditioners from...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-13-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By SUMDALUS
RIckDalt, Click "HERE...

RIckDalt,

Click "HERE (https://www.irv2.com/forums/blogs/sumdalus/battery-disconnect-system-4097/)" for an informational blog posting about the Battery Disconnect System.

Hope this helps.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-12-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,375
Posted By SUMDALUS
frederick w, Here's a quick test to...

frederick w,

Here's a quick test to ascertain if it is the monitor or the camera.

Turn on the system. Turn the volume control all the way UP. (There is a microphone built into the camera.)...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-12-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By SUMDALUS
Rnicfingrp, Click "HERE...

Rnicfingrp,

Click "HERE (https://www.irv2.com/forums/blogs/sumdalus/battery-testing-4095/)" for an informational blog posting about Battery Testing.

Hope this helps.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-09-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By SUMDALUS
2008 Bounder, If you are heating the water...

2008 Bounder,

If you are heating the water with electric only, what you could be hearing are the expansion noises of the electric element, water, and/or the tank itself as everything warms up to...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 06-08-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By SUMDALUS
Acemart, Valterra makes a wye just for what...

Acemart,

Valterra makes a wye just for what you want to do. Their part number is F02-2030. Runs around $16-$18.

This would allow you to hook up hoses from both of your termination valves to...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-26-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,216
Posted By SUMDALUS
Bad lower bearing on Carrier Low Profile A/C condenser fan motor?

The lower bearing in the Carrier Low Profile (Air Conditioner or Heat Pump) Condenser Fan Motor is undoubtedly the "weakest link" of the unit.

The original bearing is "shielded" -- not "sealed."...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-25-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,728
Posted By SUMDALUS
There may not be a problem with your Intellitec...

There may not be a problem with your Intellitec EMS. Here's a quote from Understanding Your RV's "SHOREPOWER" :

© "This system is designed to prevent ‘tripping’ the circuit breaker at the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-24-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,827
Posted By SUMDALUS
Squid23, The following is a quote from...

Squid23,

The following is a quote from Understanding Your RV's "Appliances" --

"A blockage is indicative of the Cooling Unit’s inability to complete the Absorption cycle. Something (usually a...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-23-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By SUMDALUS
jdsmot, I strongly recommend relocating the...

jdsmot,

I strongly recommend relocating the end wall of the room! There are far too many deaths in Florida during the winter months because of carbon monoxide leaking past some sort of "cobbled"...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-23-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,329
Posted By SUMDALUS
cb1000rider, To emphasize what RV Wizard...

cb1000rider,

To emphasize what RV Wizard stated, the Cooling Unit is quite large. Here's what the whole thing looks like (from the refrigerator's point of view)....
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-19-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,631
Posted By SUMDALUS
JC2, Screens should never be mounted on or...

JC2,

Screens should never be mounted on or over an external port of any appliance while in operation.

Proper air flow across the back of an RV refrigerator is CRITICAL! All RV refrigerators...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-19-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,631
Posted By SUMDALUS
"Bug Screens" over the furnace intake/exhaust ports??

The following quote is from Understanding Your RV's "APPLIANCES", page 38:

"Take a look outside where the furnace’s combustion intake and exhaust ports are located. Do you have a ‘bug’ screen...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-19-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,699
Posted By SUMDALUS
donnyman, Your posted photos absolutely...

donnyman,

Your posted photos absolutely demonstrate why annual service is so important for appliances like the furnace, water heater, refrigerator, and air conditioner.

Preventative...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-18-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,947
Posted By SUMDALUS
04 adventure, When the Norcold refrigerator...

04 adventure,

When the Norcold refrigerator starts "beeping", it wants your attention and it will be displaying an error code to tell you the specific problem it's having.

There are as many...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-17-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,009
Posted By SUMDALUS
fsteve65, In my humble opinion, it's only a...

fsteve65,

In my humble opinion, it's only a 'blind' way of flooding the black tank from the bottom of the system. I prefer to use a "Johnny Chock" and flood the tank from the top of the system....
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-17-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,617
Posted By SUMDALUS
Here's the most common problem I run into when...

Here's the most common problem I run into when someone adapts UP from a 30 Amp service RV to a 50 Amp outlet:

For whatever unknown reason(s), there are some RVers who are absolutely positive that...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-17-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,947
Posted By SUMDALUS
04 adventure, Cleaning the orifice is easy....

04 adventure,

Cleaning the orifice is easy. It's getting the thing out that is the B*T*H. Patience is the key to successfully removing a Norcold orifice.

The Norcold gas line from the gas...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-16-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,064
Posted By SUMDALUS
pls49902, There are several things to...

pls49902,

There are several things to consider:

1. If the motors were interchangeable, Atwood would have used the same motor Part Number in both Models - even if there were more than one...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-16-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,941
Posted By SUMDALUS
liteship, I have been getting very...

liteship,

I have been getting very favorable results with a new ATS on the market. It's made by Furrion (F50-ATS). Because of a significant number of punch-outs for stress reliefs on all four...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-15-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By SUMDALUS
new2RVn, Did you perform the diagnostic...

new2RVn,

Did you perform the diagnostic procedure shown below to arrive at the "Replace Power Board" decision?? If you did, then I certainly recommend the replacement board from Dinosaur...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-14-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,858
Posted By SUMDALUS
What’s the difference? Progressive Industries’ EMS LCHW Model vs HW Model.

Although I don't represent Progressive Industries or sell their products anymore, I still get quite a few personal emails concerning the question in the subject line. So, here's the definitive...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-11-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,801
Posted By SUMDALUS
Good News from Suburban

Not too many years ago, both Atwood and Suburban stopped selling/providing replacement solenoid kits for the water heater and furnace gas valves. That meant, if you had a bad solenoid, you had to...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-10-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,518
Posted By SUMDALUS
S2rg34

Atwood makes an Adjustable Thermostat for all their water heats except the XT model. The Atwood part number is 93105. They run somewhere around $30.00.

Sorry, gang, no such thing for the Surburan...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-07-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By SUMDALUS
baraff, Very good possibility your monitor...

baraff,

Very good possibility your monitor is going and will totally fail sometime soon.

If you have a speaker system via/through the camera and it still works, the camera is getting plenty...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-07-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,029
Posted By SUMDALUS
yolo2rv, Three things to look for: 1....

yolo2rv,

Three things to look for:

1. A continunity check of the electric heater element. If none, replace element.

2. 120 volt available at the outlet the refrigerator is plugged into....
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-07-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By SUMDALUS
OSP1268, Here's some rather interesting...

OSP1268,

Here's some rather interesting news circulating around the industry:

"IOTA ITS-50R 50 amp transfer switches are being replaced under NHTSA campaign numbers 11V577000 (Keystone) and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-05-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By SUMDALUS
DeWat, You may be interested in reading the...

DeWat,

You may be interested in reading the blog titled "What is 'LEVEL' for your Refrigerator." Here's a LINK...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-10-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,236
Posted By SUMDALUS
Hope this helps.

Hope this helps.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-06-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,625
Posted By SUMDALUS
Shotgunjim, Troubleshooting: Fan-Tastic Vent...

Shotgunjim,
Troubleshooting:
Fan-Tastic Vent is more than happy to assist any customer with any problem or need. Please call 1-800-521-0298 for assistance between 8 am and 5 pm E.S.T.

Hope this...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-05-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 19,938
Posted By SUMDALUS
Intellitec is probably on a long Easter break. ...

Intellitec is probably on a long Easter break. Because of the ecomony, many RV related companies take long breaks as a means of saving money.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-03-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,692
Posted By SUMDALUS
heybc, The photos in your previous post are...

heybc,

The photos in your previous post are very interesting. What I see is extremely high current flow on the H1 (black) lug going to the master circuit breaker panel. And that leads me to...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-02-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,267
Posted By SUMDALUS
It's design "stuff" like this that convinces me...

It's design "stuff" like this that convinces me more and more that there are no professional engineers working in the RV manufacturing industry and haven't been for some time now!!

My two cents...
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