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Old 06-04-2007, 10:18 AM   #1
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Hello. I recently purchased a '79 Airstream Soverign. The first time I turned on the A/C it ran for about five minutes and quit. I've consulted the manual and can't find a fuse or circuit breaker. I called the local dealer and was told that replacing the system would cost eight to nine hundred. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks, B.W.
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Old 06-04-2007, 11:04 AM   #2
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were you plugged into a full 30 amp service when you tried it?

you cannot run your air con on a 15 amp circuit for long, the breaker for the ac should be in your panel with all the others.

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When you say quit, do you mean it blows hot air or that nothing happens?

My 1984 Motorhome has a 120 volt panel with circuit breakers, not sure about a 79.
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:09 PM   #4
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I was pulling current from a regular outlet on the back-side of our building. It blew cool air for a few minutes befor it shut down. I would expect the circuit to be stanard service. Thanks, again. B.W.
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One of several things happened:

1) Your AC was on its last legs and then died. Search under "Cheap fridges and AC" for a place to order a new Carrier AC, and install it yourself for half the price of a new one installed at TenterWorld.

2)You overloaded the circuit at the house/shop/motel that you plugged it into. Reset the breaker and plug it into a 30 amp circuit.

3)You ran the AC on low current, damaging it or causing it to overheat and then a circuit breaker or fuse in you unit blew. Look for these and replace or reset.

Probably #1 or #3. A new AirV AC should run about $600, shipped. Installing it isn't tough, if you have a friend that can help you lift about 70lbs, and a couple of ladders.

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I was pulling current from a regular outlet on the back-side of our building. It blew cool air for a few minutes befor it shut down. I would expect the circuit to be stanard service. Thanks, again. B.W.
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I was pulling current from a regular outlet on the back-side of our building. It blew cool air for a few minutes befor it shut down. I would expect the circuit to be stanard service. Thanks, again. B.W.
If you used an extension cord that is inadequately rated, then what you experienced is normal.

Extension cords, must be a minimum of 10 guage.

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