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Here's what the Monacoers were talking about yesterday:

 

Index

Odd Inverter Issue..
Bob Jones
Temporary loss of power
Dale N
Cracked windshield
BennieH
Odd Inverter Issue..
Jim Bob
Temporary loss of power
Jim Bob
Temporary loss of power
redstickbill
Odd Inverter Issue..
redstickbill
Norcold Part
bobstromain
Obituary
dl_racing427
Odd Inverter Issue..
jacwjames
Odd Inverter Issue..
Dr4Film
Cracked windshield
Dr4Film
Odd Inverter Issue..
Joel & Susanna
Coach Name Badges
rajchapman
Temporary loss of power
Dale N
Coach Name Badges
maluvsaz
Temporary loss of power
Rikadoo
2002 Dip, first MH to cut our teeth on
Chargerman
Odd Inverter Issue..
Cubflyer
Odd Inverter Issue..
waterskier_1
Temporary loss of power
Dale N
Odd Inverter Issue..
Dr4Film
Norcold Part
Ivylog
Odd Inverter Issue..
Bob Jones
Odd Inverter Issue..
waterskier_1
Odd Inverter Issue..
Bob Jones
Help Please! Rear Run Bay electrical schematic GONE!
dennisbroad@shaw.ca
Electrical Issue
Mel S - '96 Safari
Odd Inverter Issue..
Bob Jones
Odd Inverter Issue..
waterskier_1
Odd Inverter Issue..
jacwjames
Odd Inverter Issue..
Bob Jones
Odd Inverter Issue..
jacwjames
Odd Inverter Issue..
Bob Jones
Odd Inverter Issue..
waterskier_1
Stuck Drawer
FishAR
Stuck Drawer
Chuck B
Odd Inverter Issue..
Bob Jones
Stuck Drawer
Byron J
Oil Level Sensor Failure
mrbill1951
Stuck Drawer
windsorbill06
Oil Level Sensor Failure
Dr4Film
Odd Inverter Issue..
Bob Jones
Odd Inverter Issue..
waterskier_1
Temporary loss of power
Nosmo179

New Posts

Odd Inverter Issue..
Bob Jones

Hi folks!

I have an odd inverter issue that seems to be cropping up. For some time now I've seen that the microwave resets and goes back to displaying 'Simply the Best' and looses the clock. Ie, it's as if the microwave was power cycled even though I am plugged into GOOD 50 amp shore power. 

Tonight the fridge started beeping saying 'NO AC' at the same time the microwave display was off. Same with the TV. What I realized was that all the inverter outlets were dead. I went outside and checked the inverter. Both breakers were OK and the fan was on. I tripped them both anyway. The green light on the inverter was blinking very fast. I verified that the 50 amp plug at the receptacle was tightly seated. Neighbors all had power and so did I (on other outlets) so it was not a power failure.

I went inside and turned the inverter on and the power came back to the outlets. I then turned it off and at some point, not sure when, normal operation resumed....inverter outlets were powered whether or not the inverter was on (normal behavior).

It behaved as if power was cut to the inverter (power failure). Is there anything that comes to mind that could cause that even if the power to the inverter has not been cut?

I realize it's an odd issue but this is the first that I was able to witness it. I hope my inverter is not going south...if it happens again, and I think it will, I will be able to watch it more closely and hopefully ascertain exactly what it's doing. But it seems to be, intermittently, thinking that the power going to the inverter has failed...even when it hasn't....

 


Temporary loss of power
Dale N

03 Neptune 36PBD, 300 ISB Cummins with Focus toad.

In Upper Michigan, good weather, had an 8% downhill grade of 1500 feet, curve, then sudden construction stop at bottom.  When flagman released us had a loss of power where boost would not go beyond 20, engine load maxed out at 60%, and getting up the hills was very slow.  On the way downhill I had hard breaking, sharp turn, and applied the exhaust brake.

The oil pressure of 56, temp of 198, 2100 rpm, had not changed from what was normal yet the 'stop engine' light came on.  Stopped and checked all issues, had no water in fuel as had just filled in small city.

We continued slowly to the next campground and stayed for 2 nights.  meanwhile checked for lose hoses or clamps on the turbo and CAC.  CAC did not have crud on it and had been replaced 4 years earlier.

When we left that campground the boost and engine load was back to normal and 'stop engine' light was gone.  Had a great 386 mile trip that day as normal.

My questions are 'What can cause this?"

'What else could have been done to diagnose?"

"How to prevent in future?"

Thanks for the help.

Dale Noel

03 Neptune 300ISB Cummins


Cracked windshield
BennieH

RV Glass Solutions (part of Coach Glass) in Eugene Oregon. Had them replace our windshield gasket (was done in their Elkhart, IN facility) after the last glass installer made a mess of it. Absolutely perfect now!


Odd Inverter Issue..
Jim Bob

I'm certainly not an expert on the electrical, but this does not sound like an inverter issue.  Perhaps a transfer switch is the problem.  The inverter, changes 12v DC to AC and should not really be involved if you are plugged into 50amp service.  I'm sure someone else with a lot more knowledge will weigh in on this.


Temporary loss of power
Jim Bob

This is just a SWAG, but perhaps the exhaust break stuck open.  Normally, I'd think it was air related, perhaps a blocked air inlet or filter, but not sure that would just go away.  Glad to hear you didn't have to change your plans much.


Temporary loss of power
redstickbill

Dale,

First thing that comes to my mind are fuel filters could use changing, second is that exhaust break could use some maintenance, like lube.

Bill B 07 Dynasty


Odd Inverter Issue..
redstickbill

Bob,

Electrical problems are not in my realm of things to work on, this problem sounds like maybe one or more connections in the transfer switch may be loose and need tightening. When working in the transfer switch please use all electrical safety measures.

Bill B 07 Dynasty


Norcold Part
bobstromain

stromain2@cox.net     225 933-3473


Obituary
dl_racing427

So sorry to hear this.
John was always a helpful resource on the site, and he will be missed.

Our condolences to his family and friends, and know that he's in a much better place now. 🙏

God Bless,

David and Emmy


Odd Inverter Issue..
jacwjames
1 hour ago, redstickbill said:

Bob,

Electrical problems are not in my realm of things to work on, this problem sounds like maybe one or more connections in the transfer switch may be loose and need tightening. When working in the transfer switch please use all electrical safety measures.

Bill B 07 Dynasty

What inverter do you have??

It probably wouldn't hurt to access the inside of the inverter and check the connections.  On mine there is a power strip with screws holding both the in/out romex wire.  I'd all check the connections at the main service panel and the inverter subpanel.

If that isn't the problem it the inverter may be developing a problem with the internal transfer switch (pass through power relays). 

When I thought I had an inverter problem I called the tech support line and that person steered me in the wrong direction.  I actually pulled the inverter out thinking I was going to have to replace.  I then called Inverter Sales and Service (they have multiple locations) 1-615-285-0611 and after explaining the symptoms he said he didn't think it was an inverter problem and suggested I reinstall the inverter and bypass and how to isolate individual circuits and was able to solve my problem, which wasn't with the inverter. 


Odd Inverter Issue..
Dr4Film

First, when attempting to troubleshoot electrical problems, you need to separate them so that one doesn't play into the others.

You have various sources/devices that can generate power to your coach.

Shore power - 240 VAC split into TWO separate 120 VAC circuits or 30/20/15 amp supplying 120 VAC to all circuits.

Generator - supplying 120 VAC to all circuits.

Inverter - supplying 120 VAC to some circuits by converting 12 VDC to 120 VAC MSW or PSW. Your Inverter also charges batteries when either hooked to shore power or generator power.

House Batteries - 12 VDC powering all 12 VDC circuits.

If you are having a 120 VAC problem it's best to disable the Inverter completely so you can focus on either the shore power supply or the generator power supply. Once you have confirmed that neither one of them is causing your problems then you disconnect all 120 VAC power, shore and generator, and turn on your Inverter so that it is the ONLY device supplying power to your coach.

Once you have done all that you will have a better idea as to what is going on with your electrical systems.

 


Cracked windshield
Dr4Film

RV Glass Solutions uses Coach Glass as their sole glass supplier.


Odd Inverter Issue..
Joel & Susanna

I would suspect a failing contact on you xfer relay or related connections in that area. Weak connections start fires so I would not ignore this issue. I would think your inverter is operating as it should. Hope this helps


Coach Name Badges
rajchapman

05 Camelot, interested


Temporary loss of power
Dale N

There is a gauge on the air filter and I routinely keep the side grill clean.  The fuel filters are recent and the water separator bowl was without ANY water in it.

A great thought on the exhaust brake.

Now I will need more help.  I am a mechanical engineer but when it comes to vehicles I am a 'Parts Changer'  so I will go out, now that we are home for 5 weeks and find it.  What is the recommended lube for this?  I know I do not want to attract dirt.

 

Dale N 03 Neptune


Coach Name Badges
maluvsaz

2004 Dynasty.  Interested!

 


Temporary loss of power
Rikadoo

So was there any strange noises? Was there any smoke, was the transmission shifting in all gears? What was the RPM doing? How much fuel did you have?
One last thing, when was the last transmission service?

Temporary lack of power (low boost) FUEL, restricted exhaust, gear selection, torque converter not going into lock up (old trans fluid) plus givin you were using the exhaust brake could have not allowed it to return to “normal operation” 
I have a 2003 HR an on the dash it has a diagnostic switch to check for codes using the flash out of the check engine light, perhaps if your does try it an count any flashes.

if it does it again one thing is to pull over an try to see if you can remove your fuel cap..(a restriced vent can cause the fuel tank to pull in a vacum) which could account for the temporary loss o power. When the engine is off an walking by where the engine is can you smell any Diesel (perhaps if theres a leak you may be sucking air) not trying to be an alarmest but if your lift pump is starting to leak it will suck air which will cavitate the injection pump causing major problems… Read other posts related to lift pump issues.

All this stuff can cause a few poor nights sleep. 
All that stuff is what i would have looked at when dealing with a intermintent issue when i worked for Ford trucks.

One more thing, the actuator thats connected to the turbo which controlls the “vane operation” may have a issue. If the vanes are stuck in either direction can cause issues with either the low end at take off or the high end with lack of power at hiway speeds. 
Diagnosing intermintents can be difficult an costly, when im in the driverseat i use my “Assometer” along with all my other spider sences to try to shorten the lists of possibilities. Good luck an good hunting.

 


2002 Dip, first MH to cut our teeth on
Chargerman

Don’t keep us in suspense. What’s in the box?


Odd Inverter Issue..
Cubflyer

My limited knowledge of the electrical circuits in motor homes..... I believe the things that the inverter powers by "inverting" 12vdc into 110vac are all powered "thru" the inverter. TV microwave refrig and limited outlets..... 

When there is other power available (genny, shore power) to the inverter it passes that power (by way of internal-to-the-inverter relays or transfer switch) to those (TV, Micro etc) outlets.

It sounds to me like the internal to the inverter relays are losing contact, for whatever reason (loose, dirty, worn out) 

Ken


Odd Inverter Issue..
waterskier_1

I don't understand wok that you wrote.  You may have more than one problem confusing things.  You said the microwave and TV when off when the problem occurred. Then you state inverter outlets were powered regardless of whether r not the inverterwas on.  But the microwave & TV are on the inverter.  First you need to determine what the inverter/ charger is doing.  Is it switching to inverter mode indicating it is not seeing 110VAC input?  If so, the problem might be before the inverter. I'd it is not switching to inverter when there is lots of 110VAC, then it might be an inverter problem.  The fact that the refrigerator shows no power (that is a common message on propane refrigerators), indicates a power outage.  If this message is on a residential refrigerator, which would normally be connected to the inverter, it indicates an inverter problem.  Can you be more specific as to what happens at what times, what they are connected to, and what the inverter remote panel indicates, and if the inverter is turned on or not.  It's not clear if this is more than one issue at the same time.


Temporary loss of power
Dale N

I have replaced the old fuel caps with vented ones due to a problem several years ago. 

A friend was following and noticed nothing other than long time to get to speed.  Trans shifted like normal at the right times and the rpm was like it always was.  Trans was serviced Commins a few years ago, fluids changed at Maintenance session,

Silverleaf did not show anything different than what I see on it for the past couple of years except boost never went over 20 and % load never over 60.  The Neptune does not have a diagnostic switch but my Silverleaf shows everything as it happens.  Nothing unusual.

It seems like the exhaust brake is the most likely culprit and I'll get to it in a couple days.  We are home for 5 weeks then to SD, Havasu, Phoenix, TX, and then 6 mo in FL.

Thanks for all the suggestions.  I just now need to get to the exhaust brake.

Dale N 03Neptune

 


Odd Inverter Issue..
Dr4Film
24 minutes ago, waterskier_1 said:

It's not clear if this is more than one issue at the same time.

Totally agree! He needs to separate out exactly what his problem is and then explain it in detail in another post before we can help.


Norcold Part
Ivylog

I would recommend buying the ARP controller if you have a NoCold 1200. It’s better at controlling and  preventing fires: https://www.arprv.com/index-amp.php


Odd Inverter Issue..
Bob Jones

Thanks for the replies people!

As I said, this appears to be a new intermittent issue. The only clue I had that something was going on was coming home to see that the microwave had been power cycled for some reason.. until last night when the issue happened while I was in the unit. 

So, to keep it simple, last night all the inverter circuits lost power despite the fact that shore power was present.

I don't know (yet) what caused them to come back on. I am guessing this is what has been happening when I've been away and come home to see that the microwave has power cycled.

The inverter is a Trace Engineering Legend Series 1500 watt MSW inverter. As part of maintenance I had already tightened connections in the transfer switch box (shore/genset/inverter) and also at the breaker panel inside the unit. I had also tightened the strip that holds the romex wire in the inverter itself (I knew that vibrations can cause those connections to loosen).

@jacwjames "If that isn't the problem it the inverter may be developing a problem with the internal transfer switch (pass through power relays)."

This was the first thought that crossed my mind, even though I know little about how the inverter actually works. If AC is present at the Inverter and then power drops to the inverter's outlets on an intermittent basis, that would make perfect sense. I would guess that other than the fan, the relays are probably the only moving parts in the unit.

@Joel & Suzanna "Weak connections start fires so I would not ignore this issue."

Agreed. I don't like it and it seems serious to me. 

I still have an account at DigiKey, it may be time to pull the inverter, read the numbers on the relays, and order some in. 


2002 Dip, first MH to cut our teeth on
JDCrow
2 hours ago, Chargerman said:

Don’t keep us in suspense. What’s in the box?

LOL, I don’t have time to get to it this weekend. Gotta get the Coolant hoses back on and system filled. I really need to track down a fuel leak. I promise the box is a good surprise 


Odd Inverter Issue..
waterskier_1

Ok.  You state the the inverter outlets lost power despite the fact shore power was present.  Note are you determining that shore power was present?  With a vote meter?  Where did you measure the voltage.  Or are you simply stating that the coach was plugged in?  What is important is to confirm that the inverter had shore power to it.  If it did, it should have just passed thru it.   I don't have a schematic of that inverter, so I can't say when the internal "transfer relays" are deenergized & when they are energized.  But it is not likely that they are randomly changing state all by themselves (and back again).  If that is happening, it's more likely the control circuit that is rejected p responsible, so randomly changing out relays may be futile.  It is most important to know for sure that when this error occurs, that we know for sure that the inverter has power at the input.  It would also be helpful to know what is displayed on the inverter remote panel when this is occurring.  

Before you mentioned that the refrigerator started beeping & showed NO AC. Is this a residential refrigerator connected to the inverter, or a Norcold connected to shore power?   I'm leaning to intermittent shore power issues, but the only explanation for loss on AC on the inverter outlets souk be the inverter is turned OFF. Is that possible? 


Odd Inverter Issue..
Bob Jones

It's very easy to determine shore power was present - all the other electrical outlets in the unit work, ie, the clothes washer was still running, the hot water tank was still on etc. Only the *inverter* outlets had no power. I agree that it could be a solid state error, ie, that control of the pass-through relay may have an issue. But, since it's intermittent, and the unit is 20 years old, my guess is that relay has performed yeoman service and probably needs a break 🙂 (pardon the humor)

The refrigerator is a Norcold. The only reason I knew the issue was occuring was because I heard it beeping about no AC. 

Right now I'm tripping the breaker to the inverter every 30 minutes or so (cutting and resuming power) to exercise that relay but I suspect replacing them would not be expensive and probably stand a high chance of solving it. I will take a look in the owner's manual shortly as I think it describes the operation and may help narrow it down. 


Help Please! Rear Run Bay electrical schematic GONE!
dennisbroad@shaw.ca

Hop,

I have wiring diagrams for my 95 Dynasty. Do you still need the diagram for the rear run bay? I could scan it and email if you want it.

Dennis


Electrical Issue
Mel S - '96 Safari
On 8/20/2021 at 6:33 AM, Ivylog said:

Twisted wires do help to reject outside interference. Pretty sure, unlike 4 wire phone cables, the AC control cables reverse the wires, end to end.

When in doubt replace 4 wire or flat phone cables or flat with Cat5 ethernet cable:

How to wire Ethernet Cables


Odd Inverter Issue..
Bob Jones

Update: I took the case of the inverter and from what I can see, there is only one relay in it. It's a Deltrol Controls 23523-70 and it's still widely available. Looks like it's about $60 all in.


Odd Inverter Issue..
waterskier_1

Ok, let me summarize to make sure I got it.  The inverter outlets went off.  You think you still had shore power because the w/d and egoistic water heater were working, but the refrigerator was not.  Only the ice maker on that refrigerator should be connected to the inverter.  The rest of the refrigerator is on its one AC breaker - not on the inverter.  So it seems some of the AC was working, but some was not. 

I'm now wondering is you are losing one leg of the 220 shore power (assuming you are on 50-Amp service). What do you have for "surge protector or energy management system usually installed prior to the main transfer switch?  If it something like the Progressive EMS, it will kill the leg once the voltage drops below 105 Volts.  It will keep it off until it sees void power for several minutes, then it will re-engage, and everything wok start working again, all without user involvement.  Is this a possibility?  Are the W/D & electric water heater on the same leg of the incoming 220-VAC?  Are the inverter & refrigerator on the other leg? 


Odd Inverter Issue..
jacwjames

Try giving these guys a call, Inverter Sales and Service (they have multiple locations) 1-615-285-0611

When I was having trouble I talked to them, saved me a lot of time and $$$$. 

I looked at a manual for a Trace 1500 inverter, it showed only one line in and one line out.  So if it is an internal transfer switch there is only one.  When I called the Trace help line they told me the internal transfer switches for my RV2012 were obsolete.  I did take my inverter out and pulled the cover off, not easy to get to the internal transfer switches, the Trace tech said some people buy external ones and go that route. 


Odd Inverter Issue..
Bob Jones

Hi Jim!

I think you probably nailed it with respect to the internal transfer switch (hereafter, relay). You are correct, my inverter appears to have a power in line and power out. I'm assuming the feed to the inverter comes from the breaker panel above my bed and that the feed going out of the inverter goes to the outlets it powers. Other than that, two large DC cables at the rear connected to the batteries.

The relay is pretty easy to get at on mine and I have a hot air rework soldering station with all the goodies. So replacing it would be easy. But, if I'm in there I would also use my ultrasonic cleaner on the boards and get them like new. To be honest, I wanted to go in there and clean it for some time (I know, it's odd, but I have the gear to do it). It's a beautiful conformal coated board and I have a good multimeter so I could even test the capacitors and resistors etc. 

According to Deltrol, that relay is rated: Expected Life Electrical at Rated Load (Min.) 100,000 Operations | Mechanical Life 10,000,000 Operations

This makes me wonder if it's even required to replace the relay. I'm wondering if a few minutes with a points file on the contacts would case it. It does look like the plastic cover on the relay is removable...and I did see some posts from others that had a similar issue with their relay and one fella used DeOxIt on it and said it was good for 4 years since his 'repair' 🙂 I did look up the people you recommended calling, they are closed until Monday. 

If 'our' suspicions are right I could have this thing done by tomorrow.

@waterskier - Only the inverter outlets dropped off-line. The rest of the outlets continued to have power. My Norcold is entirely powered by the inverter, it seems Monaco's really are snowflakes 🙂 There is no energy management on this unit. It's a 2000 Diplomat so it's pretty basic in that respect. 50 Amps from the pedestal to the transfer switch and then it looks like the power feed to the inverter is on a circuit breaker in my bedroom. That's about it. The power in this park is very good, there is virtually no chance of a feed issue. 


Odd Inverter Issue..
jacwjames

Bob,

Sounds like you are capable of fixing the inverter.   Easy access to the relay is a good start. 

Once I took the cover off of mine I was certain that I wouldn't be going any further.  Luckily the advice I got from Inverter Sales and Service was right on the money and ultimately I was able to fix my electrical problem.

Good luck, keep us posted on your progress.


Odd Inverter Issue..
Bob Jones

No way man, we're in this together 😉

I'm about to pull the inverter, which means, you won't hear from me for a while because the Internet and TV and all the important things run off the inverter. If you don't hear from me for a long time, it's because I have received a massive shock and am in need of defibrillation, which will probably never come as I am here alone 🙂

I'll take pictures so you guys can live vicariously through me without doing any of the work! 🙂

First stop will be putting the inverter on my desk, draining the capacitors and then examining the contacts on the relay. If they look good, then there is probably no point in going further. Back soon..wish me luck! 🙂


Odd Inverter Issue..
waterskier_1

You could simply wirenut the 110VAC input and output of the inverter together, since you're taking them off anyway that way you'll have a place to plug in you solder station. 


Stuck Drawer
FishAR

I've got a drawer in my bedroom stuck tight. Bottom one under the tv. I mean it doesn't move or wiggle in, out, up, or down. Like it's glued there.

 

Wife was putting liner in drawers and shelves while I was messing with the fridge and generator. She said Would you open this drawer? I kind of laughed to myself, not after I tried to open it.

It's stuck so tight I even looked in from the drawer above to make sure it's not a false front even though I know I've opened it before. 

Looking for tips. I'll go down in the morning and try to figure out how to remove the one above it so I can see what's going on.


Stuck Drawer
Chuck B

The name of the game for my wife was to stuff as many clothes into a drawer as she could.  Each time she opened the drawer excess clothes would fall over the sides and back of the drawer falling to space below and to the side of the drawer.  Finally the excess clothes would jam the drawer shut.  Took me 2 days to get all the clothes out.  She asked me what should she do with all those excess clothes.  I told her to take them to the local goodwill store.  Chuck B 2004 Windsor


Odd Inverter Issue..
Bob Jones
1 hour ago, waterskier_1 said:

You could simply wirenut the 110VAC input and output of the inverter together, since you're taking them off anyway that way you'll have a place to plug in you solder station. 

Hahaha - great minds think alike! I came to that same conclusion when I started disconnecting and everything in the motorhome went off. And then it came to me, why not just wire the input and the output together and away you go? After that, I realized that everything in the motorhome that runs on 12v was going to kill the coach batteries because the charger has been removed. So I had to put a temporary charger in there too!

One of the pics shows the clear plastic case of the relay which is the suspect. 

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Stuck Drawer
Byron J

A remote possibility is that it's not actually a drawer, just a drawer front(false front) because there is some ducting, wiring, etc behind that space.  I have at least one of them in the bedroom of my 02 Windsor.


Oil Level Sensor Failure
mrbill1951

I have a 99 Diplomat with an Allison MD3060 transmission.

 

Had a recent problem with the transmission when I stopped to get fuel and propane.  Started the engine and the “check transmission” was on and I got code oL-95.  Tried several times to shift it into gear but it was a no go.  Added another quart of transmission fluid but still nothing.  After about 90 minutes, tried it one more time and it worked.  Brought it home and tried the next day and everything worked but today it doesn’t and showing code oL-95 once again.

 

So I’m looking for a shop in the Olympia, WA area that can replace the sensor.

 

Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions

 

Bill

99 Diplomat with an Allison MD3060 transmission.

Rochester, WA


Stuck Drawer
windsorbill06
1 hour ago, FishAR said:

I've got a drawer in my bedroom stuck tight. Bottom one under the tv. I mean it doesn't move or wiggle in, out, up, or down. Like it's glued there.

 

Wife was putting liner in drawers and shelves while I was messing with the fridge and generator. She said Would you open this drawer? I kind of laughed to myself, not after I tried to open it.

It's stuck so tight I even looked in from the drawer above to make sure it's not a false front even though I know I've opened it before. 

Looking for tips. I'll go down in the morning and try to figure out how to remove the one above it so I can see what's going on.

I've had an issue with the screws that hold the drawer slide tracks will back  out of the wood going into either the drawer itself or the cabinet frame.  If you force the drawer out, likely you will jamb the screw in tighter, making it worse.  Take the drawers out above and below the problem drawer and see if you can see the slide.  It will take some patience.  

When you do finally get it out, go back and be sure all screws are fully in and tight, especially any screws that are screwed into the drawer itself.


Oil Level Sensor Failure
Dr4Film

I assume that the code ol-95 signifies Failed Oil Level Sensor as I am not near my laptop that has all of my information.

So basically you are asking where to go to have a new sensor installed.

I would Google Allison Transmission Service shops to see what pops up in your area. They likely will have the part too versus having to order it.


Odd Inverter Issue..
Bob Jones

I got the board out and cleaned up as well as the rest of the inverter. I took the cover off of the relay and there was corrosion on one of the terminals and signs of wear on the others. It's very hard to determine how bad it is without removing it from the board. I ordered up a new relay because if I have to remove it from the board, might as well put a new one in. $75 CAD delivered. I think it's worth the shot and now that I've jimmied power to the motorhome I can wait for the shipping.....

The board is held in place with plastic rivets which will need to be replaced. Add in another $25 and I'm into it for $100 even. I suspect it will work 🙂


Odd Inverter Issue..
waterskier_1

The plastic rivets are about $5, in the USA - not sure about CA.  Depending on size, you might get them at an auto parts store.  I buy mine in quantities on eBay.  

Yes, you'll need a charge source for the batteries if you plan on not reinstalling for an extended time, and don't have solar. 

Best of luck on the relay replacement fixing the problem. 


Temporary loss of power
Nosmo179

I know this may be odd to most but check your fuel shutoff solenoid. I've had mine go bad in a way that let me start but no power. I could even shut down normally. Filters checked, changed, checked air intake and exhaust. My issue turned out to be a broken "arm" in the solenoid which "always" causes either no start or no shut off. In my case the bellows was able to open the fuel shutoff valve only a little and allow the closing of the valve to shut ft he engine down. No one that I've talked to ever heard of this. So, just thinking it's a good thing to check...

Good luck.


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