Tank switch position, heater won't run
The temperatures finially got cold, 8 to 15 degrees this past week. My electric heater couldn't keep up so the furnace was running. Went out to check the trailer yesterday and found it was 31 degrees outside, 66 inside, so checked the furnace and it wouldn't run, so checked the propane and of course found the tanks empty. That didn't surprise me, shpuld have been keeping an eye on them. After all, I do have guages on the tanks. No big deal, pull them and go get them filled.
Put the full tanks in but the furnace won't fire up. I lit the range and all three burners lit right up with no delay. This told me there was gas in the line but let them run for a couple of minutes to be sure. Shut the furnace off and turned the thermostat all the way down. Faited 5 minutes or so and turned the stat up and the heat switch back on. Still nothing. I mean nothing, can't hear the ignitor firing or anything else happening. Of course the fan is not running either. Flipped the stat switches back and forth a few times in case there was any corrosion on them but again, nothing! Checked to be sure we turned the tanks on, I did, Changed the selector switch to select the tank on the passenger side to open first. This is the tank I normally work from first.
I remember reading somewhere you need to change this otherwise you will be connected to the tank that went empty last. I wanted to be connected to the tank that went empty first, the passenger side tank. Lets call this tank number one.
So first question. Did I need to change that switch or could I have left it the way it was? This switch rotates 180 degrees, from west to east if that makes any sense. The west position appears to be the closest tank (passenger side) and east position is hooked up to the other hose (drivers side tank).
Second question, shouldnt I hear the blower (fan)running? I tried to get it to run in the AC position but I think it is too cold in the trailer for it to come on. Then again, the fan should run even with the AC/heat switch in the off position. It won't run no matter what. It is 34 outside and 69 inside so the furnace should be running.
This is an old analog type thermostat. Fan switches high / low, on /auto, AC / off/ heat positions.
07 Dodge 1500 crew cab with 20" wheels, 08 Forest River Rockwood Signature Ultra-lite 8280SS
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