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    Posted: 25 August 2018 at 00:43
Any 385 owners with factory A/C have to get to the condensation sump?  It's a Rule shower drain system and the Rule-A-Matic float failed closed so the pump keeps running ... terrible failure mode in my opinion.  I've read these float switches are terrible so I'll replace with an ultra or similar good quality switch.

Questions:

1.  The pump is buried deep under the table's seat.  Any suggestions around the least difficult way to remove the furniture and floor in that area?

2.  Which float switch would you recommend as a replacement?

I'm thrilled to have another fall project ...

Thanks!





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Joey D Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 October 2018 at 13:51
I am having the same issue with a bad float on my 2014 Hanse 415.  In the 415 the unit is under the floor board so a bit easier to get to.  Unfortunately I can not answer your questions only can add anther to it:
Any advise or tricks on wiring the new float?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sflier Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 October 2018 at 12:29
Removing the floor boards didn't prove to be too difficult.  I had to move the table and remove a few screws supporting the forward bench.  I ended up doing the following:

1.  Moved the condensing pump circuit from the X9_1 section (always has power) of the lower fuse panel to an open slot in the X9_4 section (powers off with main 12V switch).
2.  I installed a bidge pump switch near the AC panel to provide AUTO/Off/Manual control for the pump (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V4NYJ68/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1)






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Great solution and really appreciate the pictures, I plan to do the same.
thanks  Joe
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