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Old 11-08-2017, 03:47 PM   #1
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Heater not working Wildwood FSX19

Hello Wildwood owners! Anyone having heater problems? We have a new Wildwood- the heater will turn on- then when it's turned off it won't come pack on again. Any suggestions? Can't get it into the shop until November 21- need it for hunting!

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Old 11-08-2017, 03:54 PM   #2
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Check the pilot light. If it stays lit, then the problem likely is in the thermostat. Check the electrical connections to tightness.
If the pilot light doesn't stay lit, the thermocouple either isn't close enough to the flame, or it defective.
A heating/cooling company may be able to help too. They deal with gas water heaters and furnaces all the time.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:56 PM   #3
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Oh, if you mean the furnace, there isn't a pilot light. Sorry. But do check your electrical connections for tightness. Check the battery connections/condition too. The furnace should be 12vdc.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:57 PM   #4
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This may sound silly, but is there propane in the tanks? Are the tanks turned on? Speaking from experience here.😉
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:58 PM   #5
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That makes sense!! We will check it out! Thank you so much for getting back so quickly!!!
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:17 PM   #6
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This may sound silly, but is there propane in the tanks? Are the tanks turned on? Speaking from experience here.


Yes! We even tried a different tank. Going to check out the connections like you said. Hopefully it is as simple as that!
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:25 PM   #7
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You might call a heating company. It uses an electric spark to ignite the furnace. You might be able to hear it sparking when it's trying to start.
On mine, the blower starts first, then, a little while later, the burner lights. That is for safety. Check that, just to make sure you aren't trying to "rush" things.
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:39 PM   #8
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If you turn on the propane tank valve too quickly there is a safety valve that will sense the rush of gas and shut off in case of a leak, turn off the valve, wait about 10 minutes then turn the valve slowly. It also helps if you light the range burner to help purge air out of the system. The furnace is designed to try to light 3 times and if it doesn't after the 3 tries it will lock itself out.
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Thank you Scrapper!! Will try this as well!! Much appreciated!
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Old 11-09-2017, 02:30 PM   #10
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Is the fan coming on when you turn it on? If the fan is not blowing it will not open gate valve to allow propane. We had a loose wire on our fan that caused intermittent issues. But a new wire nut fixed the problem.
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