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Old 04-11-2016, 08:10 PM   #1
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Furnace propane smell

Hi, just picked up a new 2015 8329 last weekend , used the furnace and I have a constant propane smell. As soon as the burner lights up I can smell propane. Any suggestions? I have checked the intake and exhaust. Appears obstruction free.


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Old 04-11-2016, 08:20 PM   #2
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Laundry pin on nose will easily fix your problem.

Its brand new and under warranty, can you take it back to dealership for repair? Gas leaks can be dangerous.

Is the small coming from the register vents? Is your heater connected to the exterior exhaust vent? Are you sure its propane and not exhaust?

GOod luck.

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Old 04-11-2016, 08:25 PM   #3
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new furnaces will burn off oil on parts in the heat exchanger and give you a foul smell for the first 2-3 hours it is on... it will eventually go away... smells like burning oil not like propane

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Old 04-11-2016, 09:07 PM   #4
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Hi, I am very familiar with propane issues over the years. Also understand the difference between dust burning off or oil burning off. This a definite raw propane smell, the second the burner lights you can smell it at the floor register. Everything appear hooked up. The exhaust is exhausting well, it's smells like clean burned propane. I can take it back, I am 5 hours away from where we purchased, but close to another fr dealer, hopefully he will be receptive and interested . Just wondering if anyone had a similar problem
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:46 PM   #5
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check how much propane is in the tank you are using off from....when the tank pressure gets low it will not allow a clean burning flame and you will smell of the odorant they put into the propane....
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:19 AM   #6
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Found the problem, removed the furnace. The gas line after the electric valve to the burn chamber was only hand tight. This should have been caught be several people during the inspection prior to leaving the plant plus during PDI. Oh well, I now know where the furnace is and how to remove and how it's works
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:24 AM   #7
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Good job. Congrats on the new unit.

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