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Old 07-06-2011, 08:54 PM   #11
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FWIW, my fan started running with just one light on, turned out the battery was failing. replaced the battery and the fan/charger only ran with a good load on it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:50 PM   #12
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My first thought is a capacitor beginning to fail. If you are not afraid to remove the covers and look you might find a bulged or swollen "can" looking part. Fan noise is a different sound.

Replace if under warranty; repair if not (or upgrade to a higher amp unit if you feel the need).

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Thanks for the tip. I'll open my unit up and inspect.


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Old 07-06-2011, 10:21 PM   #13
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FWIW, my fan started running with just one light on, turned out the battery was failing. replaced the battery and the fan/charger only ran with a good load on it.
That is good to know! I will put that tip in my tip jar!
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:19 PM   #14
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I would get it checked out, but you might not have anything electrically wrong with the unit. Sometimes, the windings in the transformer come loose. They are dipped in varnish and the varnish cracks. It is not the insulation on the wire but is used to hold the windings in place inside the transformer. The windings will vibrate due to the AC being pumped through them. People with good high frequency hearing will notice the sound. Hopefully, that is your problem. Ear plugs will help.
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We have a high pitch whine in our Rockwood Signature, neither the wife or myself can hear it. (age is good for somethings) It does not seem to bother the dogs, however, the grandkids and younger people hear it no problem. I traced it to our propane leak detector, located near the converter. I take the fuse out for the detector, no whine. Put it back in and the whine is back. Test was done without the kids knowing the fuse was in or out.
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We have a high pitch whine in our Rockwood Signature, neither the wife or myself can hear it. (age is good for somethings) It does not seem to bother the dogs, however, the grandkids and younger people hear it no problem. I traced it to our propane leak detector, located near the converter. I take the fuse out for the detector, no whine. Put it back in and the whine is back. Test was done without the kids knowing the fuse was in or out.
That one is going in the Tip Jar, too!
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The other option is to turn up the volume on the entertainment system!
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:48 PM   #18
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Thanks Bill C. I'll troubleshoot the LP detector this weekend when I'm up there. Have you explored further if the noise indicates a specific problem with the detector?
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:52 AM   #19
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Bill C.... where is the fuse for the LP detector located... I can't find a fuse or breaker on the panel for it. Perhaps the fuse is in the LP detector itself? If so, is there much involved in accessing it? Thanks for any additional info that you can provide! Larry
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:15 PM   #20
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On my 5th wheel Flagstaf, the fuse is in the wire to the LP detector. Seems like it was within a foot or two. Wayne
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