Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-12-2016, 11:04 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 58
Suburban Heater not heating - in Alaska

We are in Alaska in our Flagstaff 8528 IKWS 5'er and our heater has stopped working. (Not water heater)

Worked fine til this morning and now it runs (fan) briefly then shuts down.

Propane is confirmed full.
Fuses are all good.

Based on reading here I have removed a couple covers trying to locate a reset switch but cannot find it.....have not been able to see much of the unit yet and wanted to hear from you guys before I continue.

Where is the switch (inboard, outboard, forward, aft?) and how do I get to it?

Thanks in advance!
Wdw0528 :-)

A contributing factor - although we travel slow on the roads here I was caught off guard on one yesterday and hit a pot hole a little faster than I wanted.
__________________

__________________
Darrell & Kathy
2013 Flagstaff 8528IKWS 5er
2013 Ford F250 6.7 Diesel
B&W Companion Slider
wdw0528 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 09:15 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 568
Do you mean the furnace? Are you plugged in to shorepower? Are you running off of the battery?
__________________

__________________
Kuba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 09:43 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 58
Yes, furnace.....sorry for the confusion.

I am currently running via generator (no electric in current location) but have tried on just battery and Denny with same results. Fan runs briefly (no heat) or sound of ignition and then shuts down.
__________________
Darrell & Kathy
2013 Flagstaff 8528IKWS 5er
2013 Ford F250 6.7 Diesel
B&W Companion Slider
wdw0528 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 09:48 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by wdw0528 View Post
Yes, furnace.....sorry for the confusion.

I am currently running via generator (no electric in current location) but have tried on just battery and Denny with same results. Fan runs briefly (no heat) or sound of ignition and then shuts down.

Genny, not Denny :-)
__________________
Darrell & Kathy
2013 Flagstaff 8528IKWS 5er
2013 Ford F250 6.7 Diesel
B&W Companion Slider
wdw0528 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 10:34 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 568
Do you hear clicking coming from the furnace once the fan goes on? Does your stove work?
__________________
Kuba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 10:36 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 58
Stove works fine.
Used to hear a clicking from furnace when igniting but no longer.
__________________
Darrell & Kathy
2013 Flagstaff 8528IKWS 5er
2013 Ford F250 6.7 Diesel
B&W Companion Slider
wdw0528 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2016, 04:27 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
ilmor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 756
Quote:
Originally Posted by wdw0528 View Post
We are in Alaska in our Flagstaff 8528 IKWS 5'er and our heater has stopped working. (Not water heater)

Worked fine til this morning and now it runs (fan) briefly then shuts down.

Propane is confirmed full.
Fuses are all good.

Based on reading here I have removed a couple covers trying to locate a reset switch but cannot find it.....have not been able to see much of the unit yet and wanted to hear from you guys before I continue.

Where is the switch (inboard, outboard, forward, aft?) and how do I get to it?

Thanks in advance!
Wdw0528 :-)

A contributing factor - although we travel slow on the roads here I was caught off guard on one yesterday and hit a pot hole a little faster than I wanted.
Somewhere in your camper you have a breaker box / fuse box which should contain all that stuff, the first thing to check for is a blown fuse or popped circuit breaker.

If you can figure out what make / model of furnace you have you could try online search for troubleshooting. Sorry I can't be of more help.
__________________
2017 Forest River Sunseeker 2250SLE
ilmor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2016, 05:31 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 353
Clicking stopped means that the electronic ignition igniter isn't working. Can you smell propane coming out of the exhaust pipe when you attempt to start the furnace? If so this means the gas valve is opening/
Can you hear the exhaust fan motor running when trying to start the furnace. If not, it sure sounds like an electric supply problem.

Suburban installation manuals usually provide a wiring diagram. If you don't have one get your model number for the furnace and download one so you can trouble shoot the electrical.

FAQs

You didn't mention where you currently are in Alaska, but they do have service centers there, if phone support can't solve your problem
__________________
ShermanD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2016, 06:55 AM   #9
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
AquaMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 6,076
Check the sail switch.


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
2016 Georgetown 364TS
Nights Camped
2014 - 56
2015 - 41
2016 - 81
AquaMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2016, 06:59 AM   #10
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
AquaMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 6,076
Sorry for short reply. On phone. If the sail switch becomes stuck it won't allow gas or ignition to occur.


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________

__________________
2016 Georgetown 364TS
Nights Camped
2014 - 56
2015 - 41
2016 - 81
AquaMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
heater, heating, suburban

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:56 AM.