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Old 08-03-2014, 07:54 PM   #1
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Kill Switch Overheating

I heard a buzzing sound from behind the couch, I went to take a look and the few items I had behind the couch were very hot. I removed them and felt around the kill switch area and it was really warm. This put me into high alert mode, so I shut off the kill switch. It took about a minute and the buzzing stopped, it is now off.

Does this indicate a problem?? And what is it? And how can it be fixed? Do I need this on for city water while it is being used at home?

It was just in for service at the dealer, and some strange things are happening.
The lights above the door in front of the A/C were not working, and they re-wrapped some wires. I don't know if that would be connected or not to the overheating.

Has anyone had this happen with there kill switch? Or is that the batteries and inverter that are underneath the switch?

Thanks…as always!
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:17 PM   #2
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Check batteries immediately. Check output of converter. May need to replace switch if bad/damaged. Loose connections can cause that. Unplug your converter till figuring it out.
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:15 PM   #3
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How Do I Check Batteries and Converter?

Ok, I am a newbie so not sure how to check batteries or converter. What should I do, I am willing to try.
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:39 PM   #5
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Heat is caused by resistance. Resistance can be caused by a bad connection at the switch terminals, or the switch could be bad. Find a friend who knows how to use a voltmeter and start testing the batteries, the converter, and all the wire connections. They do vibrate loose after a few years.

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Electrical troubleshooting over the internet is notoriously unreliable and unsafe. There have been near misses, fires, burns, etc. Get someone qualified to take a look
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