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Old 12-06-2010, 09:26 PM   #11
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We have the unit scheduled to be taken in to the dealer to check this Thursday, 12/9/11. I will post the results.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:53 PM   #12
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Sometimes that the best thing to do. Let us know what it is?
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:22 PM   #13
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What about tilt? When you were out in the wild were you level? Maybe something like a cable harness shifts into the cage or blades when you are leaning to the left for example.
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This is why car antennas are now spiral wound, or otherwise not smooth, from whistling in the wind, and auto manufacturers test their creations in wind tunnels for noises and streamlining, too. It's a shame the heater manufacturer doesn't seem to think along those same lines!!! Randy
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Update to problem:

According to our dealer, the problem with our furnace was that the shaft was never lubricated (presumably at the factory), so the dealer needed to strip down the whole furnace to be able to lubricate the shaft and bearings. So far so good!

By the way, we would like to give kudos to our dealer (Driftwood RV) for getting us in and out within a 2 week period so that we could make our holiday trip! Happy Holidays to all!
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:11 AM   #16
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I attached the troubleshooting guide for our furnace.

From what I see these are sealed motors and are not designed to be lubricated. I will have to look at mine (when it warms up!) and see if the shafts go through external bearings and not directly to the Cage fans.

If it turns out to be a permanent fix, I will have added a "new string to my bow." Keep us advised if the noise returns.
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According to our dealer, the problem with our furnace was that the shaft was never lubricated (presumably at the factory), so the dealer needed to strip down the whole furnace to be able to lubricate the shaft and bearings. So far so good!

By the way, we would like to give kudos to our dealer (Driftwood RV) for getting us in and out within a 2 week period so that we could make our holiday trip! Happy Holidays to all!
Kaz1

I am looking at buying a used Rockwood 2604 from Driftwood. I am curious about your experience with them has been to date??

Thanks
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:36 PM   #18
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I checked on that motor. Maintenance free brearings.

If the maintenance department eliminated the noise by oiling the shaft, it won't last long. They may have done you a favor in the short term by making the noise "go away", but it will be back as the oil drys up and you will be paying for a new motor next time.

It may very well be they needed to order the motor and could not guarrantee it would be ready by your departure time, so they "put a bandaid" on it.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:57 PM   #19
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Unless this unit is still under warr
it sure sounds like it is getting tired
when the fan make a squealing noize means bearings are going
fix it shorty before it quits and you wont have heat
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