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Old 12-04-2016, 04:15 PM   #21
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I have always run my furnaces for about 3 hours on the first run. Sometimes they clear up fast, sometimes they take the full 3 hours or more. As for the sound, it kinda sounds like maybe a bearing is bad, and or something may be caught in the squirrel cage. Could also explain the extended smell. Open the inside panel and take a look at the furnace. Investigate as far as your skills allow you. If you feel uncomfortable tearing into the problem, take it to your dealer. I personally, have no problem tearing the entire thing apart.
I ran it for a total of 10 hours yesterday. It is getting progressively better every hour. Still not there but better. I think you are right about the noise and the possible causes. Since its brand new I'm going to let the dealer take a look at that part. Thanks for the follow up.
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Old 12-04-2016, 04:16 PM   #22
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Pretty loud, not normal
You got that right. Thank you for the follow up. Going to have the dealer take a look since its brand new.
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Old 12-04-2016, 04:19 PM   #23
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I have a new Forest River camper and the furnace gives off a burnt oil smell every time I turn it on. I have run the furnace 10 times for 20 minutes per time. The smell will not go away. Very frustrating! Any ideas?
Wildly frustating right? Especially when I got spoiled with my new one for years ago when I ran for a few minutes and it cleared out. On this unit I ran mine for 10 hours yesterday which adds up to 13 hours total. Bizarre for sure. However, its getting better the more it gets used. I would turn yours on and let it go for an extended time. Is yours making noise? Mine has a motor noise that is revealing something bigger. Since its new I will have the dealer take a look at it.
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Old 12-04-2016, 04:21 PM   #24
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Mine was making a terrible burnt plastic smell and had an intermittent noise. The first time at the dealership they ran it and said it was fine. it did it again and I asked them to pull the heater and check to see if the fan was hitting the "squirrel" cage inside. They found the fan blade was loose and periodically rubbing against the cage. It is also a Suburban model. Be persistent and have them pull it. I hang out at the dealership when they do most of my warranty work. They're excellent about letting me see what they fixed.
Thank you for the encouragement. I think you are right. Going to have the dealer take a look since its new. Thank you for the reply.
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Old 12-04-2016, 04:22 PM   #25
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Maybe stirafoam in furnace from the build, pretty toxic fumes
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Old 12-04-2016, 04:37 PM   #26
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It is oil you smell... an oil coating applied to the heat exchanger parts during the manufacturing process (like sidecar said). As others have said, you need to let the furnace run for a good long time with the camper windows open and one or more vent fans off to allow the oil to burn off and to dissipate the smell. It will go away... sometimes just takes a while.
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Old 12-04-2016, 04:54 PM   #27
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Maybe stirafoam in furnace from the build, pretty toxic fumes

Hey! I never thought of that. It was weird how toxic it was. Hazy of sorts too. I just got out and let it run because I was so affected.
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Old 12-04-2016, 05:51 PM   #28
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Unhappy Furnace noise

Fan noise sounds like a fan motor bushing, I seriously doubt if any of them have bearings,
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Old 12-04-2016, 06:10 PM   #29
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Furnace burnt smell

My 33CK had a 2 hour burn in until the smoke alarm quit going off.
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