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Old 04-19-2015, 01:50 PM   #1
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A/C only runs when plugged in, not on generator

I have a 2014 Coachmen Mirada 35BH. The A/C units will run when plugged into 50amp power, but is not running when the generator is running, Can anyone assist?


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Old 04-19-2015, 02:20 PM   #2
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How large is your generator? Are there any other 'Loads' being used on the generator while you are trying to start the AC?

This is what I have read about Wattage.
"Have a generator with at least 2,800 watts to jump start your rooftop air conditioner."
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:23 PM   #3
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Either generator too small, breaker on generator not on or auto-transfer switch not working properly.....
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The generator is 5500, so big enough to run everything. It was working running both ACs until this past week.


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Old 04-19-2015, 02:40 PM   #5
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Should be a breaker on the top of generator. Could be flipped. ??

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Old 04-19-2015, 02:42 PM   #6
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A/C only runs when plugged in, not on generator

Ok I will look for the breaker on top of the generator.


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Old 04-19-2015, 04:13 PM   #7
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Ok. I checked the breakers at the generator and in the coach, no luck. Any other ideas?
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[QUOTE=FloridaPhil;839854]Ok. I checked the breakers at the generator and in the coach, no luck. Any other ideas?[/QUOT


i really hate using a gen, even for appliances, i usually run a good power bar before the plug
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i really hate using a gen, even for appliances, i usually run a good power bar before the plug[/QUOTE]


What is that supposed to mean?


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Ok. I checked the breakers at the generator and in the coach, no luck. Any other ideas?[/QUOT


i really hate using a gen, even for appliances, i usually run a good power bar before the plug

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