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Old 04-01-2008, 06:48 PM   #1
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Lightening Strike - A/C Out

We were getting ready to leave for a few days of camping when a storm came through and our house got hit by lightening. Fortunately we did not suffer any structural or any real damage besides about 1/3 of our electronics quit working.

I did realize the air conditioner on the camper, was plugged into the house at the time, does not come on. Is there a reset button on the a/c? If not, what is the likelihood it could be something as simple as the control board being zapped? If so, is it relatively easy to change?
Any other ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 04-01-2008, 07:21 PM   #2
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Mark, have you checked all your breakers?
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My Keystone trailer had a reset button for the AC. It was up in the ceiling area where it drops into the trailer. Had to remove the panel to get to it. (Carrier AC)
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:46 AM   #4
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I would cycle all the breakers in the rv, the mains and the a/c ones
these puppies are pretty rugged as far as power surges..... but
you just never know about lighting

i would after you cycle the breakers, let it sit with zero power for about 15 mins, then turn on the juice and try again

wher in north texas are you?
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Everyone, thanks for the ideas. I'll try them this weekend to see if the A/C will come back.

powerboatr, I'm in the Van Alstyne area, between McKinney and Sherman.
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Everyone, thanks for the ideas. I'll try them this weekend to see if the A/C will come back.

powerboatr, I'm in the Van Alstyne area, between McKinney and Sherman.
hop skip and JUMP from us

we are just south of sulphur springs in quitman

hope you get it work
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:25 PM   #7
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If the breaker trick fails and the a/c unit is still not working, you might want to get on the roof and remove the cover to the a/c unit and look at the control board, one or two things could have happen, lighting may have burnt out the capacitor which would be obvious this could effect the pc board and the wiring, the other thing is the compressor. If the compressor is burnt out due lighting it's over. In either case it's not worth the repairs, a new one is cheaper. I hope it is a breaker problem, good luck!
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