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Old 08-06-2014, 08:02 AM   #1
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Is this normal? Furnace lighting attempts fail, then it works

I'm able to now get the furnace to light. I have another thread where it wasn't working at all, but now it's working so I have a slightly different question.

This morning when I tried, I had to go through two attempts at lighting (set thermostat, hearing three rounds of lighting clicks, but no heat and then the unit shuts down after the fan runs a few minutes to purge propane). On the third attempt, it worked. So, I'm considering that a success.

Just curious - is it normal for some folks to have to try a few times, maybe at the beginning of the day to 'wake it up'? By the way, this is a new unit.

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Old 08-06-2014, 08:09 AM   #2
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Ours always fires right up, never a delay even when new. Seeing as it's a new unit you might want your dealer to look at it.

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Old 08-06-2014, 08:13 AM   #3
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This would only be normal if you've run out of propane and it take a few attempts before the new propane fills the branch line to the furnace.


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Old 08-06-2014, 08:24 AM   #4
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Thanks, all. Those were my thoughts as well, but wanted to double-check I wasn't having a knee-jerk reaction.

By the way, how much should I expect altitude to affect the system? My house is at 6000 ft, and I sometimes camp at 9000 ft. I understand altitude has some affect on these systems and manufacturers put those disclaimers in the documentation, but I doubt they would render them inoperable. It seems like other RVs in those campgrounds are enjoying their systems, as far as I know.
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