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Old 03-23-2015, 07:24 PM   #1
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Furnace Help Please

We just purchased our first RV a few days ago down at MHS near Dallas and are bringing our Freelander 27QBF home to Wenatchee, and having a blast. Since some nights are still a little cold, we have tried to use the furnace.

The first morning out we turned it on and it ran fine for 15 mins until we turned it off. That night we used it again, and it was running fine as we drifted off to sleep. Sometime during the night it turned off.

Now when we turn it on, we get just the fan and can hear it trying to spark and light, but it won't give out heat. We've concluded therefore it might be the igniter in the furnace panel.

Is there a way I can remedy it, or should we just cuddle nicely tonight (it's cold here in Baker City, Oregon) and wait until we get home tomorrow and have the RV place in Wenatchee look at it?

Thanks for any help.

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Old 03-23-2015, 07:28 PM   #2
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What is your propane situation, full -med- low?
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:32 PM   #3
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Would definitely check propane tanks, the furnace is a propane HOG!
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:20 PM   #4
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Sorry I left it out cuz Mrs. WW told me to say that the propane is indeed showing 3/4 full on the outdoor gauge and the indoor light shows full.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:26 PM   #5
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Are you on 120 volt or running off batteries? If on 12 volt are the batteries fully charged? You might not be getting enough power to make the furnace fan reach full speed and cause it not to light.
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We are on shore power (30 amp) right now, and the batteries are fully charged.
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Whats the outside temp? If it's too cold, the propane may not vaporize enough in the cold tank to build enough pressure. That may explain why you are able to run for a while, then it won't relight. If it will relight after a while (like hours) then that may be the issue.
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It was in the mid-30s the other night, but it is 46 degrees right now. Does the "tank warmer" affect the propane tank? Should I try that?
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I think the tank warmers are for holding tanks...mine are.
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Have you tried to light up your stove to see if propane flows properly?
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