Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-04-2016, 04:47 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1

2013 encounter, just bought this one. furnace will not ignite. and blow warm air. what do I check

SWAT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 05:52 AM   #2
Senior Member
waiter21's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 494
Propane - Light a couple stove burners for a moment, this will ensure the LP lines are purged and LP is available to the furnace.

POWER - Furnace blower runs on 12 volts, if 12 volts is low, the blower will not run fast enough to activate the safety "Sail Switch". If you're on shore power, this you should have good 12 volts.

Bugs - go outside and inspect the furnace vents (intake and exhaust. These make great bug condos during the summer.

2001 Coachmen Mirada (Ford F53 6.8L V10) - Toad 2003 Saturn Vue
It won't do MACH 2, but I can get a sandwich and take a pee.
waiter21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2016, 08:19 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,142
Is your furnace a Suburban SF Series? If so, try to download this service manual. If not, maybe this website has a manual for yours.

More info is needed for others to help if none of the previous poster's suggestions reveal the problem.

What happens?

Does the furnace fan blow a good air flow, both from the heat registers and from the outside vent?

Does it just click but no air flow?

Does it do nothing?

If it does nothing, shut off power to the thermostat so it will reset and try it again. It will lock out after three failed trys.
2011 Sunseeker 3100
1997 Pathfinder Toad
RamblerGuy is offline   Reply With Quote


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 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 03:55 AM.