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RE: Terminal Block with Circuit Breakers

Where are the house batteries? In the front behind the grill, under the steps or somewhere else? Thanks for asking the question. Both house batteries are located to the in the basement to the left of the main entry steps. No fuses or breakers are located in this area.
Bill/Diana 05/18/22 05:35am Tech Issues
RE: FIXED ???? Roof AC Starts...Stops...Then Run Fine

Scroll to the first post at the top to read an update. Seems the issue has been resolved.
Bill/Diana 05/15/22 03:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Terminal Block with Circuit Breakers

You're probably looking for something like this . . . https://www.irv2.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=205068&d=1527779833 height=512 width=384 My SeaView's fuses are in a basement compartment, but in previous RV it was on the driver's armrest and under a dash cover. Ask on other forums for your particular make & model. Thanks for the help. Actually I have the very same setup that you show in your photo. But, there also a terminal strip somewhere in the motorhome that has circuit breakers. But I cannot locate it. Darn, this is making me really feel stupid and old.
Bill/Diana 05/14/22 05:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Terminal Block with Circuit Breakers

Can not help you with the location but may be able to help you find it. Follow the POSITIVE battery lead.. if you have issues due to bundled cables get a harbor freight cable tracker (about 20 to 30 bucks) and track it with Tweedle Dee And Tweedle Dum (You'll understand when you use it) And when done... The POSITIVE cable.> RED paint or tape or split loom or if it's a cable where you can free a small end heat shrink tubing. Black on the negative cable. Thanks for the advice. I'm totally baffled as to where the terminal block is located.
Bill/Diana 05/14/22 09:25am Tech Issues
Terminal Block with Circuit Breakers

About 9 years ago I did did a really stupid thing. When installing the two 12v house batteries in my 1996 Georgie Boy Cruisemaster, I accidently reversed the polarity. Instant sparks at the battery as I was attaching the cable to the battery terminal. As a result many of the 12 volt lights in the motorhome did not work. At that time the Georgie Boy factory was still in business. I called their tech support and the rep told me there may be any easy fix. He told me there is a terminal strip that has built in circuit breakers for each of the circuits attached to the strip. It was difficult to find the terminal strip and if I recall it was difficult to reach with my hand. I was able to push small reset buttons on the strip and all circuits once again worked. The circuit breakers on the terminal strip saved me. I'm trying to locate that terminal strip once again and I have forgotten where it is located. If any of this makes sense to you, could you help by telling me where that terminal strip is located? Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and hope someone can come to my rescue.
Bill/Diana 05/13/22 03:37pm Tech Issues
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Bill/Diana 04/18/22 01:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: FIXED ???? Roof AC Starts...Stops...Then Run Fine

Capacitors are cheap. If you have 2 units swap them. see if the problem follows the capacitor. If not, just buy a start capacitor and install it. Doug Thanks Doug for the great suggestion. I'll not be able to attack this problem till the weather warms in April.
Bill/Diana 01/09/22 12:49pm Tech Issues
RE: FIXED ???? Roof AC Starts...Stops...Then Run Fine

Loose stabs on the compressor capacitor. I suspect the problem is somehow related to the capacitors. What are loose "stabs"? The spades of electrical connectors also known as pins. Doug Thanks for the clarification Doug. For me the capacitors are prime cause for this issue. I do not know that for a fact, just a suspicion on my part.
Bill/Diana 01/07/22 02:00pm Tech Issues
RE: FIXED ???? Roof AC Starts...Stops...Then Run Fine

Loose stabs on the compressor capacitor. I suspect the problem is somehow related to the capacitors. What are loose "stabs"?
Bill/Diana 01/06/22 02:21pm Tech Issues
RE: FIXED ???? Roof AC Starts...Stops...Then Run Fine

Once Spring arrives I'll be sure to update this topic with the solution.Good. One thing I find odd, or at least a lot different from mine, is that if my compressor starts up but its power is interrupted by anything like the generators failing to start it, it will not restart for at least 5 minutes. I guess it's resetting something. I understand what you are saying. If I lower the thermostat immediately after the compressor shuts down, there is always a delay before the compressor kicks in. This is normal.
Bill/Diana 01/04/22 04:56pm Tech Issues
RE: FIXED ???? Roof AC Starts...Stops...Then Run Fine

Thanks everyone for taking the time to submit your ideas and thoughts about this AC problem. Hopefully I'll receive some more input. Once Spring arrives I'll be sure to update this topic with the solution.
Bill/Diana 01/04/22 12:51pm Tech Issues
RE: FIXED ???? Roof AC Starts...Stops...Then Run Fine

If the unit fan is set to auto and is trying to overcome a 3-5 degree temp differential between ambient and thermostat setting, the unit will stop momentarily and change fan speeds This is a good explanation, as to first use, when differential is too great, while fan set to auto. However, after reaching/cooling to stat setting, fan and compressor should start/run, before temp climbs more than a couple of degrees. OP...is the inside temp climbing too high, before stat is kicking in? At 20 yso, your stat may need replacement. If the unit cools the RV, like past years, it seems to be doing it's job. You may want to monitor actual inside temps, with a known good digital thermometer. If the stat seems to be the culprit, I'd run fan continuous at high setting, until stat repaired/replaced. Jerry Thanks for the reply Jerry. I replaced the thermostat about 5 years ago. The AC never behaved this way before. The thermostat has a High/Low switch for the fan. I'm in the northeast, so the motorhome is resting in storage for the winter months. I won't have the opportunity to test the AC again till the April/May timeframe. For now I'm trying to get some ideas on what and how to troubleshoot. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.
Bill/Diana 01/03/22 04:38pm Tech Issues
RE: FIXED ???? Roof AC Starts...Stops...Then Run Fine

If the unit fan is set to auto and is trying to overcome a 3-5 degree temp differential between ambient and thermostat setting, the unit will stop momentarily and change fan speeds Thanks for the suggestion. Not sure I understand. We have had the motorhome for over 20 years and the AC has never behaved like this before.
Bill/Diana 01/03/22 02:49pm Tech Issues
FIXED ???? Roof AC Starts...Stops...Then Run Fine

During our final trip for 2021 in October we had a few days the air conditioning was needed. The air conditioner would start and then run for about 5 seconds and shut down. Both the fan and compressor were starting as usual except shut down after about 5 seconds. Then about 10 to 15 seconds later the air conditioner fan & compressor would again start and this time would run normal until the thermostat temperature was satisficed. Cooled just fine. The next time the thermostat called for cooling the same sequence would take place. Start...run about 5 seconds...stop for about 15 seconds...then start and run just fine. This is a Duo-Therm by Dometic 595 series 15,000 BTU unit. Any ideas on what would cause this sort of behavior? Thanks for taking the time to read and thanks in advance for your ideas & comments. UPDATE TODAY MAY 15,2022 The motorhome has been in winter storage for the past few months and during that time I've been pondering how I could fix the AC issue. Now this is going to sound crazy, but here it goes. When waking up one February morning the quartz time clock in the living room was performing properly. It would only play part of the song on the hour and then quit. I didn't know what to do, so lacking any solution I thought I would change the C cell batteries. Clock started working perfectly again. Then it struck me. Maybe I should change the AA batteries in the motorhome thermostat for the air conditioner. Today is our first trip for the 2022 season. As soon as we arrived at Country Acres Campground, Lancaster, PA.....I was extremely anxious to replace those old AA's with fresh AA's. When installing batteries I always mark the date on the battery with a Sharpie pen. These old AA's had a 4-2018 date. Guess what? The air conditioner is working just fine. So, could it be possible it was only old batteries in the thermostat causing the problem? I have my fingers crossed and hoping the AC keeps working on the 10 day trip. Again, thanks to all of your for your help & suggestions, You folks are the best !!!
Bill/Diana 01/03/22 02:02pm Tech Issues
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