|Getting hotter by the minute, the A/C just stopped running!|
Not being one to panic, I quickly verified there was no power going into the A/C and installed a standard male plug. Using an extension cord plugged into another receptacle, the cool air was flowing again within a matter of a few minutes.
Though the problem was temporarily solved, the next day I started tracing the wiring to figure out what happened.
Turns out, once again, the manufacturer was less than brilliant when it came to wiring techniques. The romax going to the A/C was about 5' too short so they used the equivalent of a large Scotch Lock Connector to splice in the extra length of cable.
|Partially melted hidden wiring splice|
To make matter worse, the connector was hidden behind a panel with no indication it even existed. It was pure luck that when I was looking for ways to string new cable I chanced upon it.
|Retirement is a hell of a job!|
Now to get on with more important activities... Oh waiter, a Daiquiri would be good about now!