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1997 Komfort trailer with a duo..duo therm..fine until..blow cold air…

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I have a 1997 Komfort...
I have a 1997 Komfort trailer with a duo therm model 59516.506. During my last stay in the trailer, the a/c worked fine until the last day when I could not get it to blow cold air. I shut it off and then started it back up to see if that would work, however, no luck. Also,
I did not wait two minutes before restarting and then read that this could cause a fuse or breaker to open. When I looked at the fuse it looked ok. Is there a couple fuses or breakers, maybe one I did not see? The trailer has been sitting in storage in an rv park in rocky point mexico. I plan to go back down in a week to make sure I can get it running before I take the wife and kids (I dont want to hear the whining!) Do you have an order of troubleshooting you would recommend?
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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 8 years ago
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Hi: Thanks for coming to Just Answer with your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX perhaps I can assist you with this. You will want to take a Multimeter with you so you can perform some checks on the system. If you wanted to take a few parts a start capacitor with a PTCR on it wouldn't be a bad idea. From what you told me this might be a place to start. If you don't have a meter most automotive stores, hardware stores, Radio Shack or Walmart sell them and I would get a digital readout version for about $15 or so. Go HERE for a copy of the complete Service Manual for this unit. I would print out a copy to take with you. Kind of long, but very useful! The trouble shooting steps are outlined based on what it is doing or not doing. It shows what to test and how. Obviously I would check the breakers first. Flip them all off and them back on. Don't forget to test the 12 VDC side as all these units use 12 VDC controls. That means the battery has to be in good condition and up on the charge. Check the fuses in your service panel. Take some spares and a spare 20 amp breaker. Hopefully, this will save you from a distraught wife and kids when it is 110 outside. Get back to me if you need more help with this. R.J.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Thank you for your help. When in Mexico I may need to contact you again when I am in front of the unit. I am certainly not a mechanical genius. I'll look up what a start capacitor with a PTCR is. Cool
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 8 years ago
Go to most any RV shop with your model number and tell them you want one. Not that expensive. Bookmark this and you can come back to it at any time. Don't drink the water!
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