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Old 09-03-2010, 01:16 AM   #1
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Heater quit working. Good grief what a trip.

Ok the furnace was running and then poof it just quit. It is cold here. What else could go wrong. Anyone know any secrets. I am new and this is driving me crazy.
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:18 AM   #2
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Sending you warm thoughts!
Has your LP gas run out?
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:19 AM   #3
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Nope full tank. My gosh everything is going wrong and this is brandnew.
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:25 AM   #4
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Are you plugged into shore power in a park or running on batteries. If low batteries the furnaces will cease to opperate at 10.4 volts. If you don't have hookups and it's cold you won't last one night on the two batteries that are stock on motorhomes.
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I am plugged in a park. It worked for a bit then quit. No if I put the thermostat low and raiseit up it kicks on for a second the fan but no heat then kicks right back off.
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:03 AM   #6
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Sounds like the sail switch in the plenum.

It is a safety device to shut down the heater if the blower fails for any reason.

If you can get access to it, maybe you can jumper across the leads with a spare 15 amp fuse or something till you can get it replaced?
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:08 AM   #7
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When ours flamed out like that and refused to burn after that, I ended up taking it out and servicing it on the bench. It ended up being rust that clogged up the Jet. I cleaned the jet and blew all the rust chips/dust out of the lines all the way back to the propane tanks. Works like a champ.

It could be many things though.
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I keep forgetting that not everyone on the forum has a late model camper. Older units come with their own set of issues.
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I am plugged in a park. It worked for a bit then quit. No if I put the thermostat low and raiseit up it kicks on for a second the fan but no heat then kicks right back off.
I have sen spider webs inside the gas tube that will stop the gas from making it to the ignition point.
I bet you have some crud inside the tube.
Inspect and clean.
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I keep forgetting that not everyone on the forum has a late model camper. Older units come with their own set of issues.
I hear ya Lou, but keep in mind that this can happen on a brand new rig as well. All it takes is one little piece of debris to plug jets up. Could easily get a piece of crud in there during assembly of the gas piping system on the camper.
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