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Old 01-23-2017, 09:30 PM   #1
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Theater seats not heating

First time this has happened. The end chairs in the slide out don't heat anymore. Mood blue lights come on, the lock-out button works, heat button lights, but no heat on either chair.
Power is plugged in. I can see one side not heating but both failing at the same time.
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Old 01-23-2017, 10:14 PM   #3
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Fuse?
First thing I checked & none are bad in my converter. If that was bad I don't think the lights would work as I know they are 12v. I don't think there is a fuse in these unless it's inline. As each seat has it's own power supply the only thing common to both of them is where they are plugged in at. They pick-up power on the line feeding the outside TV. I can see both plugged in.
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Admittedly, I have no knowledge of how it's set up, but I was thinking there might be another fuse in the seat(s).
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Possibly an inline fuse between the control and the actual heating element. Wire cut, damaged or unplugged, element broke...

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I actually took mine apart, found nothing visibly wrong. Put it all back together, fiddled with the plug in and seriously touched nothing and it worked again. Can't explain it. It just started working again

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Possibly an inline fuse between the control and the actual heating element. Wire cut, damaged or unplugged, element broke...

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Aaron what I find strange is both went out at the same time. Each has it's own control.
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I actually took mine apart, found nothing visibly wrong. Put it all back together, fiddled with the plug in and seriously touched nothing and it worked again. Can't explain it. It just started working again

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Was it both of yours or just one ?
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Was it both of yours or just one ?
Both at one time.

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Aaron what I find strange is both went out at the same time. Each has it's own control.
Forgot we are dealing with Dutchmen stuff. I was thinking that the controls might be separate from the heating circuit. I am used to dealing with control circuits that control high voltage stuff. They are parallel systems, with the controls being low voltage controlling higher voltage stuff. You have fuses and breakers on both sides.

However there may be a fuse or relay involved that switches the power on to the heat elements, so they don't have to have heavy duty switches. If friggin' Dutchmen would put out a wiring diagram it would make life sort of easier. However I seriously doubt they actually have one given the amount of disparity we have observed between the units.

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Forgot we are dealing with Dutchmen stuff. I was thinking that the controls might be separate from the heating circuit. I am used to dealing with control circuits that control high voltage stuff. They are parallel systems, with the controls being low voltage controlling higher voltage stuff. You have fuses and breakers on both sides.

However there may be a fuse or relay involved that switches the power on to the heat elements, so they don't have to have heavy duty switches. If friggin' Dutchmen would put out a wiring diagram it would make life sort of easier. However I seriously doubt they actually have one given the amount of disparity we have observed between the units.

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The only wiring that Dutchman does on these is plug them into a 120.v.
The chair has plug is the style that drops the voltage to 12-15 v.
Controls for the heat are built into the cup holder.
Here is what the seat looks like. Mine just doesn't have the message setting.
I can tell you they are very comfortable & easy to take a nap in.
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