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Old 06-22-2014, 02:43 PM   #1
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3051s heater issue

hello fellow rvers...we took our 2015 Forrester out for a first weekend get away...everything went rather smoothly except we couldn't get the heater to kick on. we were camping in the mountains so the heater would of helped with the chill. the airconditoner ran perfectly...anything we could of done to get it to kick on...we turned it up to 80 hoping to get it to go but no luck...any suggestions be helpful before we call the service department.thanks, keri
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:06 PM   #2
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Did the 12 volt system work, lights, awning, slide?
Did fridge work on gas did, the stove?
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:17 PM   #3
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yes everything worked like a charm except just had no heat...hot water was good...
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:19 PM   #4
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so everything was in working condition except the furnace....we were wondering if we needed to do something to get it to work that we may have overlooked...air conditioner operated as should
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Stove and fridge worked on LP? Stove burned blue flame?
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:47 PM   #6
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we were running everything off electric at the camp site. i didn't use the stove top but we did turn it on to make sure it would start and it lit right up..
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:15 AM   #7
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Furnace needs propane and 12 volts to work. Sounds like you had propane since burner on stove lit. So 12 volt needed. Battery disconnect needs to be on. Battery needs to have a good charge as furnace can deplete it rather quickly. Did it work on PDI with dealer?
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:40 AM   #8
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Did the blower fan come on?
And did you hear clicking?
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:44 AM   #9
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If you get "nothing" from the heater, (ie no fan):

1) Check fuse in power center.
2) Check thermostat (Remove thermostat and connect the heater wire to ground) to see if the heater will start - replace thermostat if it works).
3) Check current limiter located behind grill of furnace. (see photo)

Any further troubleshooting of NO FAN will result in taking the furnace apart and/or electrical troubleshooting with a volt meter.

If this is beyond your capability, you will need to get a technician to help.

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Old 06-23-2014, 11:07 AM   #10
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thank for these ideas to check...when hubby gets home from work we will try them out...will get back to you all
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