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Old 06-24-2013, 07:03 AM   #1
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Air Conditioning Problem

Wildwood 372fkds Air Conditioner
We are the new owners of a 2011 Forest River Wildwood 372fkds.

In order to get the air conditioner to work, we must do a complete power off from the fuse panel. The air conditioner will then come on and work. When it gets to temperature it powers off.

When it comes back on, we can hear the unit working but the fan does not start.

A complete power off is required to have it come back on.

Any help out there or suggestions?

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Old 06-24-2013, 11:19 AM   #2
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Where do you live? In high altitude climates, the start capacitors in these RV units are pretty small- It is an easy fix if you look at, they explain the how's and why's for this mod- I just did it to mine- and I live in Florida at sea level! Dometic 13,500 btu AC, and mine was having a hard time sometimes. When I pulled the capacitor, the pigtail wire from the Fan capacitor to the start capacitor was black and burnt looking from getting hot trying to start up! Get a SUPCO SPP6 capacitor. 13 bucks and a 2 wire very simple plug and play install. Make certain you turn off the power to the AC first. The hardest part is climbing on the roof, and removing the cover. Once there, at the top right hand side, a metal box with 2 Phillips head screws holds the 2 capacitors in. BE CAREFUL NOT TO TOUCH the 2 terminals together. The capacitor will probably have some stored voltage, which could give you a nasty shock! Unplug the jumper wires on mine, one was red and one was white, throw them away and remove the small round start capacitor from the box- there is a strap holding them in you must remove, plug un the new larger Supco start capacitor using the new wires, put it all back together and you should be good to go! This is probably your problem with the AC. Once you see the difference in the 2 capacitors, you will understand why. Good luck! Randy

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Old 06-25-2013, 12:55 PM   #3
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You should check your voltage.

I am willing to bet it is below 105 volts.
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