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Old 03-31-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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Original Bay breeze a/c won't start. Where to begin?

The original bay breeze a/c on our 1965 overlander hasnt started since we purchased 6 months ago, and I'm getting ready to look into it. I need advice on where to begin. Breaker seems to be passing the voltage. What is the typical problems with these? Relays? Capacitors? I flipped the switch and turned the separate thermostat low and no noise or movement. No help spinning the fan blade by hand either.
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The original bay breeze a/c on our 1965 overlander hasnt started since we purchased 6 months ago, and I'm getting ready to look into it. I need advice on where to begin. Breaker seems to be passing the voltage. What is the typical problems with these? Relays? Capacitors? I flipped the switch and turned the separate thermostat low and no noise or movement. No help spinning the fan blade by hand either.
Typically, the start relay has gone bad. Next is the capacitors.

But, using a voltmeter, will better answer your questions.

Guessing where electricity is or isn't, is not a good method of diagnosis.

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Old 04-01-2013, 07:32 AM   #3
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In 1965 the electrical components of the A/C were not too complex.
Thermostat, selector switch, fan motor, compressor with a start relay or start capacitor and an overload.

If you are handy and have a volt-ohm meter.
Take off the inside cover and take a picture.
Then there should be a wiring diagram (if still intact from 1965). Zoom in and take a picture of the diagram.
Post both pictures and I will be glad to walk you through
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Ok I had planned on opening up the shroud and taking a look, but the shroud wasn't what I expected. The shroud is riveted to the trailer and the louvers on the side of the shroud are pointed up? Everything I've read on here said ghe shroud should be connected with 4 bolts and no rivets. We also took the interior shroud off and we were able to see 110 volts at the multi switch, but we checked it again later on and couldn't get the 110v again. We also noticed when you push up on the fan on the inside of the trailer, it moved up ~1/2 an inch? Sounded like we were pushing the upper fan into the mesh protector attached to the shroud on top of the trailer? Do they run on the same shaft? Is this an indication that the motor is bad? I really don't want to tackle taking the outer shroud off right now.
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