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Old 03-12-2011, 10:11 PM   #1
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Brand new Samaritan furnace not working

Hello, I'm new to this forum. After many years of using a truck camper, my wife and I just upgraded to a Wildcat 29bhs TT. We love it. I got it home yesterday and am having an issue with the furnace. It statrts runs for about 2 minutes blowing cold air then stops and does not restart. Initially this afternoon it was working blowing out hot air and now is not. I just filled the propane today, and checked all the fuses and electrical is working. Does anyone have any ideas? Id rather not take it in if it is just a hidden reset button or fuse somewhere.


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Old 03-12-2011, 11:24 PM   #2
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there were some post awhile back abt reseting the frunace. u may want to try pulling the fuse to the furnace (or disconecting from shore power and disconnecting the battery for abt 5 minutes and see if it will reset.

here is a link to their discussion. you may be able to find something therel

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Old 03-13-2011, 07:55 AM   #3
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It could be as simple as needing to purge the air out of the LP lines before the furnace will start and run, especially since you just filled the tanks. Did the furnace work before you filled them, or did it work until you filled the tanks? Have you tried lighting the stove since filling the LP?
Umm....Did you remember to turn the tanks back on after filling them?...
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I suspect you may have opened the valves on the gas tanks too quickly. Try turning them off and then opening them slowly. Purge the gas line by lighting a burner on the stove for a minute or two. Now try the furnace.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:19 PM   #5
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The stove works fine. The unit is brand new, and this is the first time the tanks have been filled. The furnace worked for about 5 minutes after set up. I switched the propane to the other tank and I'm wondering if that is what the problem is. How do you purge the lines? Ive tried disconnecting the Battery, as well as pulling the fuse (I inspected it, though did not replace it as it looked fine) and also turning on the tanks slowly. Anymore help or advice would really be appreciated - thanks!
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:28 PM   #6
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How did you exactly switch the propane to the other tank ? You most probably have an autoswitch and the lever is most probably an indicator for your eyes only to mark which propane tank the gas is coming from once the switch over indicator turns on.

Unhook both of the propane cylinders ... wait some time and hook them up, and slowly turn them on. Turn the stove on for a few minutes, and then try the furnace again ......

When I turn on the cylinders, I always turn both of them on at the same time. I hope this helps ......

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