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Old 12-21-2016, 11:02 AM   #1
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all need some thoughts. I have a brand new 2017 apex nano and last night i ran out of cooking oil so i ran out to the trailer to get some for the house and while i was in there the furnace kicked on for no reason it was in the off position and propane is off. Blowing cold air while showing off? any reason this might have happened? it has me stressed as we are going winter camping in less then a week .
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Old 12-21-2016, 11:21 AM   #2
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Was the thermostat really in the off position of just set very low. Was the fan set on auto or lo /Hi ?
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Old 12-21-2016, 01:03 PM   #3
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On my tstat there is not auto in the unit . just off and then warmer cooler im hoping maybe it just got jared lose or something cause it hadnt went off at all prior while in the off position i pushed it harder to off position and it didnt really move much ? ill jsut need to keep an eye on it apparently
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Old 12-21-2016, 01:16 PM   #4
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What did you do to get it to go off?
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Old 12-21-2016, 01:28 PM   #5
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i took the cover off and gave it the oldschool tap tap and ushed the off as far as it would go didnt move ... but finally turned back off . dont know if it went back on overnight tho . Im going to unplug it and see if the bat drains that will tell me ifs its going on and off on its own while not around
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Old 12-21-2016, 01:30 PM   #6
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You need to replace the cheap OEM analog tstat with a digital one.
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Old 12-21-2016, 01:33 PM   #7
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On my tstat there is not auto in the unit . just off and then warmer cooler im hoping maybe it just got jared lose or something cause it hadnt went off at all prior while in the off position i pushed it harder to off position and it didnt really move much ? ill jsut need to keep an eye on it apparently
If it's a Suburban analog T'stat, actually there is. The 'off' position is a firm click stop to the left. (below the lowest setting) You have to push the arm a bit, but it's there...

If you pushed harder, you probably engaged the hard off position.
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Old 12-21-2016, 01:33 PM   #8
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Can you post a photo of the T-stat?
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Old 12-21-2016, 03:44 PM   #9
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i will try to post pic when i get a chance . to replace is it simple the same way a house tstat is? there seemed to be more wires to be honest
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Old 12-21-2016, 03:51 PM   #10
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i will try to post pic when i get a chance . to replace is it simple the same way a house tstat is? there seemed to be more wires to be honest
Usually very simple but that's why I asked for a photo.
Simply to be sure it's not something unusual we might not have seen as of yet.
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Nice to know I'm not the only one who uses camper supplies to supplement the house
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