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My RV's Air Conditioner Does Not Work

by Heather
(Mississippi)

We recently purchased a 1996 Coachman 240 MB with the knowledge the AC was not working properly. Where can you get the parts to replace the AC, seal and all?

Is it possible that there could be a small thing that might need repaired and worth taking it to someone? The motor is running on it(or will run) but it will not blow air.

Thank you

ANSWER: Hi Heather thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

As far as getting parts for your RV Air Conditionericon or even if you need to buy a brand new air conditioner, your best bet is to search the internet as you will find the best deals on the internet. A little bit of time searching the internet can save you a lot of money.

If you end up needing a new Air Conditioner depending on the size and brand you are replacing the cost of the AC Unit itself can run anywhere from $500.00 to over $1,000.00 and that is not counting labor to install it.

The problem with your existing Air Conditioner could be something simple and it may well be worth having it checked out to see how much it would cost to repair.

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Based on your description it sounds like the blower motor is not working. The sound you are hearing from your AC unit is probably not the fan motor but the compressor kicking in. The problem could be a bad blower motor, a blown internal fuse, a bad AC Control Board, etc.

Depending on the actual problem with the Air Conditioning Unit, the repairs could be far more cost effective than actually replacing the AC unit.

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Hope this helps.

Happy RVing

RVing Al

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