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Old 12-05-2016, 06:38 AM   #31
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We never had a smell - but when the furnace first turned on, for about the first 5 seconds, it would scream like a banshee!! It woke me up one night and I almost fell out of bed! The problem was the fan needed re-adjusting, it was rubbing on the housing.
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Old 12-05-2016, 07:12 AM   #32
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If it was mine- I'd definitely pull the furnace and inspect it on the bench.
Also I'd run the fan motor on the bench.

Depending on your rig- pulling the furnace might be a 10 minute job or
an hour.... my previous rig had a failing control board and I wound up
pulling it 3 times trying to nurse the balky board back to life.
(I should have taken the advice I got here and just replaced the board
the 1st time I pulled it out!)
The hardest part of pulling mine was getting my hands into a very tight
spot to loosen the gas line. After that it was easy-peazy to yank it out.

Hopefully your dealer knows the drill and can do it quickly and painlessly!
Good luck!
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:56 AM   #33
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Furnance smell

I have a 2016 silverback which I have used for two hunting seasons. the furnance has a horrible smell. It is so bad it gives me a headache.. It is not a propane problem nor is there any motor noise. Took to a dealer (summer) and they could not locate problem. Has any one had the same problems.
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I have a 2016 silverback which I have used for two hunting seasons. the furnance has a horrible smell. It is so bad it gives me a headache.. It is not a propane problem nor is there any motor noise. Took to a dealer (summer) and they could not locate problem. Has any one had the same problems.
Sounds like roast vermin to me. Mice stink when cooked.
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:27 AM   #35
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Has the furnace worked in the past ( no smell)?
If yes then I would look for rodents especially if used as a hunting lodge based on location and usage. Remove the return grate ( usually wooden louvers ) and inspect the intake and fan box the best you can. If nothing, you will have to remove the heat ducts from the furnace output and hunt for nests. If you have more than one, you can blow a small fan into each one and check the vents connected to it for small. That may help you narrow down the duct that needs cleaning.
If no then you need to run it for a while 20 mins to an hour to burn off the oils left on it from manufacturing.
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Maybe a loose piece of styrofoam insulation it would put off caustic fumes
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