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Old 07-01-2017, 06:21 PM   #1
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Atwood AC stopped working

We are out camping and the AC unit has been working until now! Prior to the unit stopping, a few drops of water came out of the unit. The panel is operational but the unit is not responding.

Don't know if it makes a difference but we had torrential downpours all day.

Could it be a breaker? If so where are they.

Please help, thanks
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:01 PM   #2
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I would check the breaker. Normally it is in the converter cabinet. There are so many types they can be anywhere. Pretty safe bet it is near the cord inlet from the pedestal....on the inside. Black cover inside the RV?? somewhere. I would turn it off and back on. Possible bad power supply at pole. Might turn that breaker off and back on. I would wait a few minutes after turning off before resetting.

We are camping now and had a bad storm. Power is out here and has been for several hours.
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:03 PM   #3
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We are out camping and the AC unit has been working until now! Prior to the unit stopping, a few drops of water came out of the unit. The panel is operational but the unit is not responding.

Don't know if it makes a difference but we had torrential downpours all day.

Could it be a breaker? If so where are they.

Please help, thanks
On our 28DS the breaker are in the bedroom under the mirrored wardrobe. The breaker panel right above the power cord is stored.
Good luck.
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:04 PM   #4
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I very much doubt that outside rain caused a problem with the AC unit. My guess is that it tripped a breaker, I wish I could help you with the location of your breaker panel maybe the manual for your rig will give some clue as to the location. OK someone gave the location let the forum know what you find
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:12 PM   #5
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Got it, it was the breaker panel in the bedroom. Strangest thing, thanks once again for all the help!!! You folks are the best.
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Old 07-03-2017, 08:01 AM   #6
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Many of us have installed a separate breaker for the A/C. Many of the FR3s use a double breaker for the 30A Shore power input and the 20A A/C. Too much heat in one slot. So buying a 20A breaker for the A/C and mounting it in a spare breaker box slot solves the issue by spreading out the heat.
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Old 07-03-2017, 12:58 PM   #7
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That's actually a good idea
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:33 PM   #8
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Not sure what model/year FR3 you have, but we had the same problem with the A/C yesterday on our 2016 30DS. I also discovered the 30A breaker had tripped. It appears that running the A/C, Microwave, and electric hot water heater all at the same time is too much for the 30A circuit. I'll have to put that on a post-it because I all out of space for notes on my hands, and I know I'll never remember it past yesterday!
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