Well, it took longer to look into my problems than I had anticipated - but here is what I have been able to discover so far...
The furnace must have just had some air in the lines - because after boiling some brats in beer on the cooktop(Wisconsinites will know what I mean) - the furnace worked perfectly.
There must be some type of short or grounding problem with the electrical system of my trailer. Every appliance and outlet works correctly with the exception of the A/C.
I tested the power at the A/C unit and it was dead. I then fixed a "jumper" from a cut of extension cord to see if the unit would work and it performed wonderfully. (I know that this method does not provide ample amperage - but it did serve to prove that the unit will work.)
What really bothers me is that while doing some maintainance / cleaning on both the water heater and refer - I felt a small amount of current passing through the body of the A/S into my hand as I held open the acess panels.
I noticed that the extension cord I was using had the ground cut off of it by someone - could this poor ground cause one to feel a small amount of current passing through the A/S - or does my problem seem more serious?
Also - I looked into the breaker box trying to identify which breaker did what - specifically trying to isolate the breaker the A/C is on. I have three breakers. The top seems to control the power from the street, alternating current indicator light, etc.
The next breaker has two switches on it - and I think it controls the majority of the outlets.
Will the A/C be on its own separte breaker or will it be run with other appliances/outlets?
I checked all over the trailer for the switch that was mentioned to keep from blowing the breaker by running the A/C and microwave at the same time - but it is no where to be found.
What I am trying to avoid is having to pull out all of my cabinets, ceiling etc. to trace the power cord runnning to the A/C - but if it is possible that the wire is the culprit for the small amount of current I felt due to a short or mice chewing it - then I guess that is what I'll need to do. Anyone have any idea where the cord goes?
By the way - the A/S is an '86 31' Sovereign
- side bath, rear bed. A/C is top mounted Coleman with its own thermostat built into the unit. Power cord to A/C unit goes into ceiling and seems to head to refer / micro on street side of trailer.
Any and all suggestions are appreciated.