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Old 07-15-2013, 06:56 AM   #15
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i'm glad it worked out :-)
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:32 AM   #16
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" . . I didn't note before that I might have tried to overcool - 70 degrees with outside temp over 95 and rain on and off for days. Humidity was 99% and the drain wasn't dripping but running solidly. When I restarted it I left it at 75 degrees and put the fan on high.

I regularly turn it up to 80 when I'm out. I want to keep it bearable, but don't need to come into an icebox . . . "
Why I run a big dehumidifer constantly. A target of interior 35-45% humidity and temp of 73F in the evenings. Daytime interior temps may reach 77-79F before shade covers the TT in late afternoon. Outside, 90+% humidity and temps of 95F. The dehumidifier runs the electric bill higher, but dry cool air is more easily obtained.

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Old 07-15-2013, 08:49 AM   #17
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:00 PM   #18
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Thank you for helping out another fellow Airstreamer and our customer when we were closed.
Is Colonial now closed on Saturdays?
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:02 AM   #19
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:33 PM   #20
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Problem happened again. Now I guess we start the darned warranty process. CRAP.

I did call Colonial and get a suggestion to turn the battery switch to standby as well turning off the circuit breaker. The service department said that Dometic had a fire in it's Texas plant a while back, and quality control has been poor every since. Apparently the closest AUTHORIZED Dometic facility is in Ashland VA - over 100 miles from here. Pain in neck.

I did pull the cover off the thermostat and unplug/replug the phone cable connection to the ceiling unit. Accomplished zero.

Eventually when the fan runs long enough (and the outside temp gets low enough) the thing somehow resets itself and report the inside temp. accurately. Then the air conditioner will run - for a while. I'm about ready to pull the inside cover off the A/C and look for the phone connection in the ceiling unit. If there IS any sign of moisture I'll let you know, but I'm leaning to the inside sensor being defective.

Crap, crap, crap. HOT CRAP Paula
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:06 PM   #21
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paula, after drying mine out i wrapped a sandwich bag around the connector and closed the ends with twist ties. i think i even put a piece of paper towel in the bag. the wire sweats and runs down into the connector.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:16 PM   #22
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Update

I ran the unit with no trouble for the past two days - with the inside cover (air distribution unit) off. This would have limited the amount of condensation that could build up in the unit on the inside. I've always been meticulous about turning on exhaust fans when I'm cooking or showering to keep the buildup low.

This morning I got up on my little step stool after turning off power at the circuit breaker and battery (for the low voltage stuff). I unplugged the phone cable in the overhead unit, slipped a piece of shrink wrap over it, shrunk it and sealed it and turned the unit back on. If it's running tonight I'll put the inside panel back up.

Should be a solid fix now. PLEASE !!!!!!

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Old 07-18-2013, 05:33 PM   #23
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I ran the unit with no trouble for the past two days - with the inside cover (air distribution unit) off. This would have limited the amount of condensation that could build up in the unit on the inside. I've always been meticulous about turning on exhaust fans when I'm cooking or showering to keep the buildup low.

This morning I got up on my little step stool after turning off power at the circuit breaker and battery (for the low voltage stuff). I unplugged the phone cable in the overhead unit, slipped a piece of shrink wrap over it, shrunk it and sealed it and turned the unit back on. If it's running tonight I'll put the inside panel back up.

Should be a solid fix now. PLEASE !!!!!!

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Old 07-18-2013, 05:47 PM   #24
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Jeeze Paula, I sure admire your trouble-shooting/mechanical ability. Ditto to all those who replied.

I don't understand a lot of it, but I had to muck-around with my a/c a bit during my last trip. Temp outside was 100.4., but the humidity was low (I think). I found if I kept a/c at 73, it was bearable/fairly comfortable inside.

Hope you do not have any more problems.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:31 PM   #25
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Jeeze Paula, I sure admire your trouble-shooting/mechanical ability. Ditto to all those who replied.

I don't understand a lot of it, but I had to muck-around with my a/c a bit during my last trip. Temp outside was 100.4., but the humidity was low (I think). I found if I kept a/c at 73, it was bearable/fairly comfortable inside.

Hope you do not have any more problems.
My mantra against the "girls aren't mechanically inclined" is - a sewing machine IS a power tool, a stand mixer IS a power tool. The sewing machine thing can be proven because more than a few men on this very forum have done their own upholstery and even dare I say it, curtains! However I DO still think that a high heel can be a decent hammer in an emergency and a kitchen knife will insert a screw safely.

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Old 07-18-2013, 09:50 PM   #26
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My mantra against the "girls aren't mechanically inclined" is - a sewing machine IS a power tool, a stand mixer IS a power tool. The sewing machine thing can be proven because more than a few men on this very forum have done their own upholstery and even dare I say it, curtains! However I DO still think that a high heel can be a decent hammer in an emergency and a kitchen knife will insert a screw safely.

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Hope those screwdrivers (....er....kitchen knives) are not made by Henckel, Wusthoff or Kyocera!
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Control Sensor up in the unit. blows out cold air a few minutes then goes into hot air fan mode.. Had it happen to me last year. $267 and "HOT DIGGITY" it worked !
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