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BODYGUARD_29

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I recently purchased a 2015 Coachmen Leprechaun about a month ago. When I took it home, I plugged the power cable into my house and ran everything including the A/C and it worked fine. Today I went to do a few projects on it, so I fired up the generator and attempted to turn on the A/C, and nothing happened. I tried all the thermostat settings (fan, A/C, heater) and nothing turned on. I couldn’t even hear anything trying to activate. Any suggestions? I appreciate any help.

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Did any 120 work. Have you checked the 120 volt circuit breakers on the gen?


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It was plugged into a standard 110 outlet at my house. I store it offsite, so I only can use the generator where it is stored. The generator fired up fine, and the other appliances work off the generator, but for some reason, the A/C won’t even attempt to turn on.

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Is yours equipped and an automatic transfer switch? It's not standard on the Leprechauns. You might not even have a manual transfer switch. You might have to plug the shore power cord into the generator outlet.


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The plug is plugged into the generator. I can get the generator going, just not the A/C.

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Reset the circuit breakers on the generator. Turn off and back on.

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reset the A/C circuit breaker in the main panel.

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Check the A/C breaker in the panel box inside.


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Depending on the generator some units also have a braker on the generator as well as a start stop switch, make sure that if it has a braker at the gen unit it is not off or tripped, and do not start the gen while hooked to shore power.

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I had a similar issue a few years ago.

I purchased a used TT. I built a rack on the back for my trusty Honda EU3000i generator.

When I plugged into shore power everything worked great. When I unplugged from shore power and plugged into the generator, everything worked except for the air conditioner.

I suspected that the generator had a problem so I took it to the Honda service shop. They tested it and found no problem.

Someone suggested that I install a "soft start kit". I had no idea what that was.

I found an RV parts warehouse nearby and asked them. They knew exactly what I was looking for. About $30 and half an hour on the roof installing it and the problem was resolved.

Good luck.


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