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Old 12-06-2017
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Having a strange problem with our front kick heater.

In the past, we never had this problem but the last few times we turn it on the AC starts to come on to..

Turn wall control to heat turn on AC and heat comes on like it should.

After maybe ten minutes or so all of a sudden the AC kicks on so both the AC and heat are on then the AC kicks off after a minute or so and it keeps doing this over and over AC turns on then off after a few minutes.

I can not seem to make the AC not come on and it starts blowing cool air killing the heat so we never warm up.

Its cold on the coast in Biloxi MS and they say we may get snow on the weekend.
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No one has had this problem before?

It is not as cold now but would still like it get it working for more colder days to come.

We used a small space heater up front and the back Kick heater and put a lot of the silver insulation in the windows and that worked to keep us from being to cold.

But the front kick heater works better than the space heater.

Can I pull a fuse or breaker to stop the AC from coming on? they both seem to be on the same power line..
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Is there a switch on the A/C unit that can be rotated to the OFF setting? That's what we do if using the toe kick heater. Our coach is an '87 PT.
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Is there a switch on the A/C unit that can be rotated to the OFF setting? That's what we do if using the toe kick heater. Our coach is an '87 PT.
Curt,i thinktheres a switch on the wall mounted T-stat,a slide switch.
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Ed,

Do you have the HVAC and kick heater thermostats like mine shown in the attached photo?
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Ed, there is a screwy sequence of steps needed to get that heater to work. You have to turn the A/C thermostat from Power to Lo The small switch in the middle at the bottom. Then go to the thermostat that controls your Cool-O-Matic fan in the kitchen. Turn that thermostat to Heat and set the temp to where you want it. Then turn on your Front A/C switch on the dash. That should get it going if there are no problems with the neater.
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Mine looks like the one on the right the old one.

I can make it work and we have used it in the past a lot but now after it is on for some time the AC just turns on by itself blowing cold air then it starts doing the ac on and ac off every few minutes all by itself.

When the AC turns on i have tried changing the switches to ever combo on both control areas and it dose not turn the AC off it just turns off by itself and then back on whenever it wants.



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Do you have the HVAC and kick heater thermostats like mine shown in the attached photo?
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Hi yes this is how we got it working and it dose work.

That is not the problem we can get it running. its just the AC will start running out of the blue turn on and off every few minutes.

It will start getting warm and then the AC turns on no matter what setting I have it set to. Then it turns off by itself and then turns back on randomly.

We used the heater for most of our trip on cold nights and it worked great.
This just started doing this on-off thing in the last month or so,.

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Ed, there is a screwy sequence of steps needed to get that heater to work. You have to turn the A/C thermostat from Power to Lo The small switch in the middle at the bottom. Then go to the thermostat that controls your Cool-O-Matic fan in the kitchen. Turn that thermostat to Heat and set the temp to where you want it. Then turn on your Front A/C switch on the dash. That should get it going if there are no problems with the neater.
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Hi yes this is how we got it working and it dose work.

That is not the problem we can get it running. its just the AC will start running out of the blue turn on and off every few minutes.

It will start getting warm and then the AC turns on no matter what setting I have it set to. Then it turns off by itself and then turns back on randomly.

We used the heater for most of our trip on cold nights and it worked great.
This just started doing this on-off thing in the last month or so,.
OK, then you must be having an electrical issue. Wiser minds than mine will have to chime in on this but maybe a relay is going bad?? Or thermostat control?? At this point this is above my pay grade and sorry I'm not anymore help. But from the sound of it you are only going to have to tolerate it for another month.
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Don't you have some type propane heat?
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