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Old 03-16-2012, 08:40 AM   #11
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Are you hooked to shore power or just battery?
If just battery you may not have enough juice to get the fan going which will prevent to furnace from starting. If you have the option try this on shore power otherwise check to see if the battery is fully charged & try again
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Did think of that. I'm hooked up to shore power. Plugged into into house.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:55 PM   #12
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Maybe you have a bad thermostat. Not sure how to do it but you should be able to hook up the wires behind the thermostat and overide the system to see if you can at least get it to come on and run. I am sure someone on here knows what wires to hook up so that it could be tested. It sounds like its not recognizing the demand for heat. The wiring should be similar to that of a home thermostat. I know you are able to do that on a standard home thermostat. Just check to see if one of the wires is loose even or broken on the terminals. I found an article to test the system on a thermostat connect a jumper wire to the W terminal and the other to the R terminal. That was an article on the internet so not sure but it should work. If it goes through the heating cycle then thermostat is bad and if it doesn't start system then looking closer at the furnace
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:53 PM   #13
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Update!!

Funny thing just happened. I was just outside showing the TT to a family member and I glanced over at the thermostat and noticed that the needle that indicates the room temp had moved over considerably. Previously, it was all the way to the left indicating <50 degrees. The lever on top of the thermostat (that sets the desired temp from cooler to warmer) was in the warmest position. So I went out and turned the propane on and the heat came on! Can anyone explain this?
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:00 PM   #14
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can't explain it but sounds like you need to do the mod that a lot of us do.
throw that cheap thermo out and install a digital Hunter or Honeywell.
very common and popular mod.
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Can anyone explain this?
Of course!

In the aviation world; this is called the "Lockheed Fix."
(I flew the Lockheed C-130 Hercules and saw it many times).

It is when an aircraft malfunction suddenly disappears and the aircraft just "fixes itself" for no apparent reason.

This is a well known and documented "legit" repair. The maintenance forms typically are notated "CND" by the flight line mechanics and signed off "Ready for Flight". (CND - Could Not Duplicate)
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:52 PM   #17
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Pilots hate the CND code. They generally question the crew chief extensively if he is around when that code appears. I flew as a WSO and was all over the EM shop when I saw that code.
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Pilots hate the CND code. They generally question the crew chief extensively if he is around when that code appears. I flew as a WSO and was all over the EM shop when I saw that code.
Yea, that was always the problem with the "Lockheed Fix."
It never seemed to stay fixed for long...

Sometimes it was just better to "break it better..."
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:27 PM   #19
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Well, at least I don't have to worry about falling out of the sky

So the heater goes on when the thermostat indicates an inside temp of more than 60 degrees. Below that...nothing. Ain't that irony?!

Hopefully when the dealer looks at it this weekend they will replace the thermostat.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:04 AM   #20
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I have the same thermostat in my pup. I had the same problem. I pulled the thermostat off and messed around with it and then put it back on and voila, it worked. Basically, its a REALLY cheap thermostat. Either replace it or smack it a couple times when it acts up.
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