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Old 11-28-2019, 02:13 PM   #61
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My new sensor came in yesterday....will be installing it and reporting back shorty.
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Old 12-07-2019, 08:22 AM   #62
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I have the new sensor installed. I will be trying it out this weekend and report back the results.
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Old 12-08-2019, 01:46 PM   #63
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I fully reassembled it to factory condition, including all the zip ties to hold the wiring.......bolted up and ready for the real test.

I had the heat on in the trailer and the inside got to about 48F (currently 33F outside) and then turned on all 3 burners full output......for about 5-6 minutes.....fan remained ON.

I then turned off fan and left 3 burners running for heat "accumulation" in the vent.......turned switch for fan on....fan turned ON.

Left running full 3 burners for another 5 minutes or so.....fan remained ON.

So in essence.....I swapped out the T80 sensor for a T140 and it "appears" to solve the problem.

Of course I won't truly know until it is the summer time again under similar conditions.....but I don't think a 30 degree cabin delta makes much of a difference since the 3 burners are directly pushing heat into the fan assembly.

It "may" be different in the mid summer time, but for now, I'm calling this a successful repair and still ultimately maintains the spirit of the protection for the improper space requirement given by Baraldi.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask....it is a relatively simple fix and start to finish probably about a 3 hour process assuming you have all the tools to make the fix happen.

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Old 12-08-2019, 02:23 PM   #64
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It has been a long time since I read all of these posting, but do you have photos and a source for the new sensor? And is souter (sp) required or wire nuts? Thanks.
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Old 12-08-2019, 02:40 PM   #65
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It has been a long time since I read all of these posting, but do you have photos and a source for the new sensor? And is souter (sp) required or wire nuts? Thanks.
The link is here to buy:

http://www.carbonbrush.com/klixon2MM.htm

2MMT140-42

Images are above, scroll up.

I would NOT suggest wire nuts (small gauge stranded wires), there is a lot of vibration when the motor spins (the fan blades are not perfectly symmetrical adding to the vibrations) and the wires are tie wrapped to the motor assembly.

The wires are soldered and heat shrunk and anchored via zip tie to secure it all.

The sensor itself sits in a raceway so that the plastic cover forces it to touch the motor. It "looked" like it was just free hanging in the photos above, but when assembled, it touches the back of the motor body.

I have a few other pics I can post tomorrow.
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:03 PM   #66
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Can anyone that has a MY2020 confirm that this is still an ongoing problem?
Yep... it’s still an ongoing problem. Our vent hood fan shuts off after a few minutes using only one burner to boil water.

As DavidKl mentioned, it’s honestly downright offensive that Airstream is sending units to dealers with so many issues. Quality control at Airstream is horrible. I’ve had my factory ordered brand new Airstream for a month and my punch-list of issues is far too long. I get it, it’s an RV and there are going to be issues. But come on, Airstream! I realize that they’re slinging out units and can’t keep up with demand but something has to change. Going into my purchase I knew that Airstream was struggling to keep up with demand, I tried to make it clear that we did not want to rush Airstream because I wanted them to get it right the first time since they’re handcrafted. But here I am, unable to boil water among other inexcusable quality control issues.

I hate to be so negative. But it’s hard not to when I spent $80k on a product only to feel like I might have made the biggest financial mistake of my life. Anyway, that’s the end of my rant. Hopefully it serves as caution to others considering buying new. I do take responsibility for not doing as much research as I should have and putting so much faith in the product that I overlooked a lot when taking delivery.

Kittmaster - thank you so much for the info you’ve posted so far. It’s going to be very helpful to a lot of other frustrated Airstream owners. I really appreciate the knowledge you all pass on to us here on the forums. I must say that the Airstream community is one of the reasons that I am happy with my purchase. You guys rock!

I pray that as time goes on, Airstream customer service and dealer network make things right for those of us having these frustrations.
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Old 01-24-2020, 08:51 PM   #67
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Kittmaster - thank you so much for the info you’ve posted so far. It’s going to be very helpful to a lot of other frustrated Airstream owners. I really appreciate the knowledge you all pass on to us here on the forums. I must say that the Airstream community is one of the reasons that I am happy with my purchase. You guys rock!
YW, I'm just surprised this has been going on for 5 years and still present an issue like this. There is no excuse for it.

The real test will come this summer, but as I mentioned I ran 3 burners on high for like 5 minutes and it never shut off.....so I'm pretty sure the fix is final, but will report back after a few summer outings under normal use cases.
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YW, I'm just surprised this has been going on for 5 years and still present an issue like this. There is no excuse for it.



The real test will come this summer, but as I mentioned I ran 3 burners on high for like 5 minutes and it never shut off.....so I'm pretty sure the fix is final, but will report back after a few summer outings under normal use cases.


I changed the two light bulbs to LED. The halogen bulbs are too hot to touch AND close to the safety sensor. Voila
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I changed the two light bulbs to LED. The halogen bulbs are too hot to touch AND close to the safety sensor. Voila

Did you take any pictures? If so, post em up!
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