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Smitty66

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HI folks,
You were all so helpful last time, I thought I'd come back for more! I just installed a Coleman Mach AC unit. Everything went great, accept I FORGOT TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE WIRES, before I unplugged them!!! I figured out where everything goes, accept 2 last connections. One has 2 white wires, the other has a green and white stripe, and a solid green wire. I have the option of three posts I could potentially plug into. See the photos for a better description of my options. Sorry if the diagram tells me exactly where everything goes, it is Greek to me😐And I am scared to just roll the dice, and blow up my $1500 brand new AC😎 And if someone tells me it won't blow it up, just maybe trip a breaker, then maybe I will give it a shot. But was hoping one of you electrical geniuses would have more solid guidance, then a dice roll😂. TIA
 

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Smitty66

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And FYI, I have spent hours on Youtube and google images looking for the exact same wiring set up with ZERO luck...
 

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If you can provide the exact model number maybe someone can dig up the install manual and help out.

I am sure you've looked at the install manual but I guess there are no "dumb" questions.
 

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Have you checked the wires with a volt/ohm meter to see what they supply or are connected to? Do you know what the wires are that you have already connected? If you get the actual Coleman model number and visit Bryant RV manuals you may find a service manual. Another place to check is the Airxcel literature library.
 

Domo

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HI folks,
You were all so helpful last time, I thought I'd come back for more! I just installed a Coleman Mach AC unit. Everything went great, accept I FORGOT TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE WIRES, before I unplugged them!!! I figured out where everything goes, accept 2 last connections. One has 2 white wires, the other has a green and white stripe, and a solid green wire. I have the option of three posts I could potentially plug into. See the photos for a better description of my options. Sorry if the diagram tells me exactly where everything goes, it is Greek to me😐And I am scared to just roll the dice, and blow up my $1500 brand new AC😎 And if someone tells me it won't blow it up, just maybe trip a breaker, then maybe I will give it a shot. But was hoping one of you electrical geniuses would have more solid guidance, then a dice roll😂. TIA
Umm... what kind of RV do you have (we always can help better with year/make/model of the RV as well as the device that's not working correctly) - by any chance do you have two A/Cs on the roof? In which case, even if one is a heat pump and the other is not, the wiring colors maybe the same...
 

Domo

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It has now been a week since Smity66 was here so am thinking that she must have gotten help?
Reminds me of a Louis L'amour story as the hero, saying nothing at all, simply looks at the girl and the two ride off into the sunset...

Stay tuned for the next problem...
 

Ray-IN

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HI folks,
You were all so helpful last time, I thought I'd come back for more! I just installed a Coleman Mach AC unit. Everything went great, accept I FORGOT TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE WIRES, before I unplugged them!!! I figured out where everything goes, accept 2 last connections. One has 2 white wires, the other has a green and white stripe, and a solid green wire. I have the option of three posts I could potentially plug into. See the photos for a better description of my options. Sorry if the diagram tells me exactly where everything goes, it is Greek to me😐And I am scared to just roll the dice, and blow up my $1500 brand new AC😎 And if someone tells me it won't blow it up, just maybe trip a breaker, then maybe I will give it a shot. But was hoping one of you electrical geniuses would have more solid guidance, then a dice roll😂. TIA


IMO it is best for you to call a mobile RV tech; it's much cheaper than frying your new A/C unit.
 

Larry N.

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Reminds me of a Louis L'amour story as the hero, saying nothing at all, simply looks at the girl and the two ride off into the sunset...
Hmmm... Perhaps my memory is fading, but I don't recall that specific ending in any of L'Amour's novels or short stories- perhaps you could refresh my memory.
 

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Hmmm... Perhaps my memory is fading, but I don't recall that specific ending in any of L'Amour's novels or short stories- perhaps you could refresh my memory.
Well, darn it, you had me searching through my library - couldn't fine the exact one - but here's a couple - over 200 books that I still enjoy with childish simplicity, frontier heroism and unbridled justice.

“Nell Trelawney stood up. “Are you going home now, Tell? It’s time.”
“I reckon,” I said, and we went to our horses together.”
Treasure Mountain

“Well, I just folded my cards together and fell, laid right down, dead beat and hurt. But it was worth it because when I opened my eyes, Meg was there.”

Excerpt From
Galloway
 

Larry N.

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simply looks at the girl and the two ride off into the sunset...
Well, those two certainly were at the end of the book, though technically neither one mentioned riding, but your point is well taken. Without searching all of my L'Amour library I can't come up with any more off the top of my head, but I think it's likely that there were a few others that, in principle if not literally, would qualify.

All of my L'Amour's have been read several times, some too many times over too many years to count. I think I have all of his western stuff and some of his mysteries/adventures (far east, etc.), including several hardbacks and a Reader's Digest version or two, including the stuff Beau put out later.

It's all educational, as well as entertaining (including The Walking Drum), and I still jump again in with both feet when the mood strikes.
 

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Well, those two certainly were at the end of the book, though technically neither one mentioned riding, but your point is well taken. Without searching all of my L'Amour library I can't come up with any more off the top of my head, but I think it's likely that there were a few others that, in principle if not literally, would qualify.

All of my L'Amour's have been read several times, some too many times over too many years to count. I think I have all of his western stuff and some of his mysteries/adventures (far east, etc.), including several hardbacks and a Reader's Digest version or two, including the stuff Beau put out later.

It's all educational, as well as entertaining (including The Walking Drum), and I still jump again in with both feet when the mood strikes.
I've built and discarded my L'Amour collection several times over the years. Seems like they're the easiest to find in the old used book stores or in the paperback section at most thrift stores. My favorites have to be Walking Drum, Comstock Lode, and The Lonesome Gods.
Now that I'm living in the coach, I'd love to build the collection yet again on my Kindle, but the idea of paying full price for all those books gives me pause.
 

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Talking about thread drift, eh? Well, I guess that's what happens when someone posts a question and immediately disappears, never to be heard of again...
 

Larry N.

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Talking about thread drift, eh? Well, I guess that's what happens when someone posts a question and immediately disappears, never to be heard of again...
Although she hasn't posted here for a while, she was on the forum yesterday afternoon. But thread drift is somewhat normal, just as in conversations and other human communications.
 

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