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Old 02-27-2013, 02:47 AM   #1
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A/C Problem, 2003 Jayflight 27 BH

Plugged in the trailer yesterday to make sure all systems were a go. We have never had a problem with the a/c; the last time we used the trailer in November we checked the a/c unit, running it for about 15 minutes, it worked fine. Now the fan comes on, but the compressor doesn't kick in. Has anyone experienced this problem or it there someone who would provice a solution or suggestion on what to check?
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:49 AM   #2
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My home heat pump did the same thing.
It was a capacitor. Looks like a small soup can. Easy to look at and see if the top is bulged up and even seal split open on top.
They are usually used on motors and such for ac's and heat pumps. Not sure our RV ac's have them, but I would check.
It had 2 or 3 wires, 5 minutes to change. Was a $34 part for my home system.
I learned this from having it happen before and was a $150 service for 5 minute job.

http://www.ehow.com/how_7823972_test...capacitor.html


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What the make/model of your AC? Check out this link I found.. couple of things to look at and check.

http://bryantrv.com/roofac2.html
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If Doug's capacitor suggestion
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It was a capacitor. Looks like a small soup can.
is a consideration of yours ...

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...pacitor-add-on

The first photo shows the AC cover removed - remove four screws on top - lift off cover. Access to the capacitors is by removing panel on side - 2 sheet metal screws.

2nd photo: The larger of the capacitors is the compressor capacitor. The smaller one is the fan capacitor, and the (3rd photo) black one is a hard start capacitor I added. (You might already have that one.)

This is an Airxcel 48000 Series AC ... don't know if yours is like this or not, but hope it helps.

IMO Airxcel has excellent technical assistance - email or phone.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:16 AM   #5
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What the make/model of your AC? Check out this link I found.. couple of things to look at and check.

http://bryantrv.com/roofac2.html
Good link exjay1, you're rapidly becoming the "go to guy" for AC issues. ... glad to have the info
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