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Old 10-18-2018, 10:30 AM   #1
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We bought our Scamp brand new in 2014. It has been in storage since the summer of 2017. We have a camping trip already planned for next week. As we were checking it to make sure it is still in good working condition after hurricane Michael hit Virginia, we keep hearing this chirping noise coming from the AC. I cannot find our manual for the Dometic AC and am asking if anyone knows what could be wrong with it. I also must say that the high winds from the storm pushed the Scamp off the wooden blocks used to keep it the tires off the ground a little bit. Could the impact have caused damage to the AC? I surely appreciate your thoughts!
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:47 AM   #2
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My guess is that since it has been in storage for so long, it may just need a bit of lubricant sprayed on the fan motor/ shafts. If you take off the top cover of the a/c you can see the motor and fan.
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Chirping huh... maybe birds? They sure like living in my A/C (photo)....

But if you mean chirping while it is running, I have almost no idea. Could the fan be hitting something? With winds that high, yes I can see some damage being done.
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Chirping huh... maybe birds? They sure like living in my A/C (photo)....

But if you mean chirping while it is running, I have almost no idea. Could the fan be hitting something? With winds that high, yes I can see some damage being done.
You beat me to it!

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Old 10-18-2018, 04:00 PM   #5
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My guess is that since it has been in storage for so long, it may just need a bit of lubricant sprayed on the fan motor/ shafts. If you take off the top cover of the a/c you can see the motor and fan.
Thank you for the tip! I will try to check it out! I just hear the chirping bu I have not yet turned it on.
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If it's chirping and not running then check for the Avian Domicile Syndrome, ADS
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Are you sure its coming from the AC unit? If its a consistent noise pattern it could be your smoke or CO alarm. Some of these emit a chirping sound when a fault such as a low battery is detected.
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Are you sure its coming from the AC unit? If its a consistent noise pattern it could be your smoke or CO alarm. Some of these emit a chirping sound when a fault such as a low battery is detected.
Good point.. if the A/C is off then its either birds or something else other than the A/C.
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I don't see any CO or smoke alarm along the walls. If we do, where could it be located? Also it is not a propane gas leak because the tanks are not installed since we have the trailer in storage. Would a damaged fuse cause chirping? I am pretty sure that it is coming from the roof where the AC and antenna are located. I don't think that birds are inside the AC because I don't see any access and the chirping is very regular like the chirping from a smoke alarm low battery.
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Is this while the unit is off?
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:15 PM   #12
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Yes, while everything is off!
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If there is a battery powered smoke or CO detector etc it will chirp as the batteries die.
Of course it's hard to track the beep down if it only happens ever once and a while.
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Of course it's hard to track the beep down if it only happens ever once and a while.
How hard can it be to find a smoke or CO alarm in such a small space? Non-the-less, thats my bet.. a battery powered alarm/detector that OP did not know was there.
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