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Old 01-28-2016, 07:34 PM   #1
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Heat strip not blowing warm air

Heat strip is blowing cold air - maybe with a little heat to it. My neighbor has the same problem in a FR fifth wheel. In their fifth wheel it works properly to the front bedroom but not the back. The furnace is working great. Anyone else have a similar problem? Any advice?

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Old 01-28-2016, 07:45 PM   #2
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What is the outside temp?

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Old 01-28-2016, 08:01 PM   #3
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The "heat strip" is not a high wattage heater and with the volume of air moved by the AC unit the air does not get hot. In most units the heat strip is referred to as a chill chaser.

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I would agree with that name! Thanks for the answer!
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Old 01-30-2016, 07:16 AM   #6
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My Casita TT had a Coleman A/C that had a Heat Strip. There was an OEM safety switch that would trip if things got too hot (normal operation does not get too hot). I initially was NOT aware that, after using the Heat Strip, it was MANDATORY, AFTER switching the Heat Strip off, you had switch over to blow cool air for a couple of minutes (rather than just switch off the unit). I did not do this and, the NON-SELF-RESETTING safety switch tripped (ie: it did its' job). It was necessary to partially disassemble the interior of the A/C cowling to gain access to said NON-SELF -RESETTING safety switch. There IS a SELF-resetting safety switch you can buy. I located and installed one and never had problems again. Of course, after disassembly and manually resetting the safety switch, you could just reassemble everything as long as you were careful enough to NOT let an overheat condition occur again. I opted to upgrade the switch. I suspect that this design is mandated by some government agency to save us from ourselves.
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Old 02-12-2016, 06:36 PM   #7
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Jkoenig I had to re-read it to understand, but it does make sense on 2 pass through. I'll show it to hubby. Thanks

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