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Old 12-26-2018, 08:57 AM   #1
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Heat Pump Trouble: tripped breaker and smells hot

Yesterday afternoon, we returned to our parked 5th wheel and unloaded back into it. The weather wasn’t extreme as we unpacked (no coat required), but it had clearly rained just before we returned.
Last night, We noticed that the heat pump wasn’t warming the rig and, upon further inspection, wasn’t coming on at all. Breaker was tripped. Flipped the switch and it turned on almost immediately. BUT it smelled like hot electronics throughout the rig very fast and tripped the breaker right away. What are we up against? I can’t find the perfect thread that already covers this. Thankfully, the furnace is working....but this isn’t good news for us and our timelines. Yes, still under warranty, but we’re parked somewhere that we cannot move it out immediately.

Family of 5 really appreciates any knowledge contributions!

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Old 12-26-2018, 09:34 AM   #2
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Sounds like a dead short too me, you could check the connections at the unit and at the breaker panel.
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:21 PM   #3
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Sounds like a dead short too me, you could check the connections at the unit and at the breaker panel.
That sounds like something we’d need to investigate after the rain ends. Another forum responder wondered if it was the compressor. Any other ideas out there?

Is this going to require a drive to our dealership (when we can get out)?
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