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I have an RV unit model #68RV0010KA. The red light is flashing

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I have an RV unit model #68RV0010KA. The red light is flashing once. What does this mean?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Kenton Guidry replied 8 years ago.
Do you see a reference to the blinking light on the panels?

Or possibly on the inside of the panel?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
no thats why I am asking you
Expert:  Kenton Guidry replied 8 years ago.
Are you trying to run your heater?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
No. The air is working, but the light flashes
Expert:  Kenton Guidry replied 8 years ago.
Systems with control boards either flash or stay lit during normal operation.

Has this system given you any problems?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Yes the compressor will somwtimws not come on with the fan in the on position. I have to turn it off for a couple of minutes and then back on for the compressor to come on
Expert:  Kenton Guidry replied 8 years ago.
I have seen this before. Most of the time the capacitor ends up being replaced.

Here is a photo of a capacitor for your reference.

I use a meter that specifically has a designation for testing capacitors.

Capacitors are relatively cheap.

If the run capacitor is good, but your compressor still has trouble, you can try installing a hard start kit.

A hard start kit is a starting capacitor with a potential relay.

Here is a photo of a hard start kit.

Please respond with any questions you may have.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
If the capacitor was bad it should not work at all. The indicator light stays red if nothing is wrong. I just want to know the code when the light flashes once. There is nothing on the unit and as I bought the trailer second hand I don't have the papers. Thew unit is only about a year old. I found you on the Carrier web site and thought you might know.
Expert:  Kenton Guidry replied 8 years ago.
I don't know what the flashes mean I am sorry.

If your compressor is having trouble starting it is likely going out.

You can put a hard start on to help that.

It will not be a permanent solution but will give you a chance to save for a new one.

You can verify this by measure the amp draw the compressor pulls and compare it to the RLA rating on the compressor.

If your capacitor is putting out a lower MFD you would also have this symptom.
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