How To Replace An AC Fan Motor In An RV

Using your RV is one of summer's greatest joys, but it can rapidly become intolerable if your air conditioning system doesn't work. Pleasant family memories can rapidly descend into gripes about the heat. In order to make sure that your air conditioning system is working properly, you need to know how to fix the fan motor the minute it starts having problems. Luckily, this rv repair isn't too difficult.

1. Start Planning for Replacement

You should either always have a replacement fan motor on hand or buy a spare once you notice any problems with your fan. There are ways of prolonging the life of the fan motor, such as lubricating it with oil when it starts to slow. But if your fan needs to be pushed in order to get it started, you need to start planning for a replacement. Ordering the part can take a week or two, so it's best to get started early in order to not be stuck in the heat. 

2. Turn the Air Conditioning Unit Off

Look for an off switch on the side or top of your air conditioning unit. If you cannot find one, simply unplug it.

3. Remove the Motor

First, find the screws that attach the air conditioner's plastic cover to the wall and take them out. Remove the cover. Then, remove the evaporator so that you can have access to the motor. Make sure that you keep all of the screws you take out in a safe place. Once you have access to the motor, use an Allen wrench to remove it. If you can't get it out because it has rusted, lubricate it with oil. If you encounter any attached wires, detach them carefully and make note of where they were plugged in.

4. Slide the New Motor into Place

Put the new motor into the area where the old one was, using the wrench to tighten it into place. Replace all of the screws that were used to mount the evaporator and the plastic casing so that the air conditioner will not fall apart. Make sure to reconnect any wires that you may have had to disconnect in order to remove the motor.

5. Turn the Unit Back On

Either plug your air conditioning unit in or turn on the power button.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your family has a wonderfully cool vacation in your RV!