I sent the following note to the folks at Dometic and they responded quickly with the reply at the bottom. They did not give any indication that this is a widespread problem but obviously it is not isolated.
I have a brisk air model # 59516.531 on my Montana RV that I purchased new last year. I store the unit (covered) over the winter and usually get it out in early April. This year, on my first trip in April, the fan on the unit would not switch on. The AC would switch on but the fan did not blow. I removed the cover on the AC and the fan motor was hot. I gave the blade a few turns and it finally began working. If you go to the Montana owners website (www.montanaowners.com
) under general discussions and the thread "Duo-Therm Air", you will see that I am not the only one to have this problem. Do you have any suggestions on what can be done and is this a problem with that particular model. The unit is still under warranty and I don't wont the fan motor to fail after the warranty expires
"What we need you to do is get your air conditioner to a service center. They can call into our warranty department and get that fan motor replaced. For what you are describing to be it does sound like a defective fan motor."
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