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Old 04-13-2011, 09:34 AM   #29
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Will clean out the wasp nest and tap on the reversing valve tonight. Hopefully track down the leads to the solenoid and check that. It's hard to imagine that I have to take the cover off this thing, climb on the roof to look into the bottom of the unit just to determine the model number so I can arrange parts service.
If you have the Airstream build sheet listing the major appliances and such it would have the model # and SN#. If not then the only alternative is to climb up and look at it....
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Will look agin, I have the original sticker price printout from Airstream, but it seems it only listed it as a Duotherm 11,000 BTU Unit, didn't see anymore specifics.
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Will look agin, I have the original sticker price printout from Airstream, but it seems it only listed it as a Duotherm 11,000 BTU Unit, didn't see anymore specifics.
Not the sticker price, the build sheet that if I remember correctly, was signed by the dealer who did the PDI and the original customer. I think it might have been an off yellow cardstock....
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Will look agin, I have the original sticker price printout from Airstream, but it seems it only listed it as a Duotherm 11,000 BTU Unit, didn't see anymore specifics.
In post #22, I can see the data plate that has the model and serial # on it. It is the label attached to the base pan of your unit and it is just behind where the wasp nest is located, on the floor of the unit.

All of the information that you seek is there, except the size of the unit, which is contained in the model number. More than likely, you have a 630516.331 or 630516.321, which is typical of 13.5 Penguin heat pumps used for the year of your trailer.
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The Product number is 991760408 Serial number is 54833934. Hope that means anything to someone out there. Duotherm Penguin . So removed the large wasp nest and clean on the right of the coils. Taped on the bronze cyl with the copper piping coming out assuming that was the valve. Note the one copper pipe sticking straight up that looks cut off, i assume that is normal. After all this turned the ac on and again after 5 minutes hot air. Any other thoughts, ready to take to a service center.
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Here is the shot of the meter across the two leads one from the black wire from the small cap with the triangle thing on it and the other off the circuit board black reading is 1. When I touch the two leads together the meter goes up and down the scale and repeats. So does 1 mean open circuit = bad solenoid?

Also when I reconnected the lead to the circuit board I connected to the middle pin, is that right? I didn't noticed when I pulled it off that there were 2 that didn't have wires on them
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During the first 5 min, is that actually "blowing" with the fan? I know that Dometic has a ~ 2 min delay before they start up after you tell them to turn on at the thermostat. Then the fan kicks in, followed by the compressor.

Are you hearing and/or feeling the light "jolt / shake" of the compressor kicking in?

I know that those years of Dometic they had a problem with their start capacitors and issued new "hard start kits" with replacement capacitors for a wide range of models. I think Lewster would be able to confirm if your model was affected or not.
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Here is the shot of the meter across the two leads one from the black wire from the small cap with the triangle thing on it and the other off the circuit board black reading is 1. When I touch the two leads together the meter goes up and down the scale and repeats. So does 1 mean open circuit = bad solenoid?

Also when I reconnected the lead to the circuit board I connected to the middle pin, is that right? I didn't noticed when I pulled it off that there were 2 that didn't have wires on them
Rich,

I think that you might not have the correct leads on the meter. One comes from the reversing valve and is attached at the top of the board and the other is attached at the start capacitor. Both must be disconnected to get a valid reading of continuity.

Follow the black wires from the reversing valve coil and you will see where they connect.

BE SURE THAT THE 120VAC CIRCUIT BREAKER IS OFF!!!!!
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How are you plugged in? Are you plugged into 30 amps? We experienced this same thing while plugged into our house amps (15 I think?) -- the heat pump/ac will blow air but it will neither be cool or hot. Maybe the "hot" air that is coming through your heat pump is from the warm air outside.

We found that our heat pump/air conditioner only works properly when plugged into 30 amps.

Anyhow, just a thought for ya.
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Here is the shot of the meter across the two leads one from the black wire from the small cap with the triangle thing on it and the other off the circuit board black reading is 1. When I touch the two leads together the meter goes up and down the scale and repeats. So does 1 mean open circuit = bad solenoid?

Also when I reconnected the lead to the circuit board I connected to the middle pin, is that right? I didn't noticed when I pulled it off that there were 2 that didn't have wires on them
What scale was your meter on? It should be on ohms.
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Meter was on ohms, 20 was the setting but tried different settings. When the leads are touching the meter jumps up and then counts down and goes back up again. Pretty sure I got the right leads black, one on the circuit board and the other on the smaller cap that was stuffed down under the circuit board. Bought a new solenoid this morning and it had the same colored leads off it that I had tested. Lew was about $54 with tax. I connected back to the middle connector on the top hope that was the right one. Hope to install it tomorrow am.
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Tried the AC at 3 camp locations with 30 amp service and at home last night with 20. Each time there are a few minutes of cool air that after 5 minutes begins to get hot and then hotter. At least once I know I felt the compressor kick in.
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Tried the AC at 3 camp locations with 30 amp service and at home last night with 20. Each time there are a few minutes of cool air that after 5 minutes begins to get hot and then hotter. At least once I know I felt the compressor kick in.
Darnit. I was *hoping* my simple "is it plugged in?" suggestion was your answer. Ugh.

Well, we have been using our furnace all winter -- can't wait to try out the A/C when the times comes. I will make sure to bookmark this post because there is a lot of great info on here. Hopefully I won't need it, but you never know . . ..
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So installed the new solenoid part yesterday morning. Took about 30 minutes. Had an old styrofoam boogie board that I used to get on top of the trailer. Good idea as the front curved down around the trailer curve and was soft to work from. Powered her up and COLD air
Thanks to Lew for being spot on with his dianosis.
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