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Old 12-09-2010, 04:11 PM   #1
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Furnace Shutoff

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We have been using our furnace on our trips this time of the year. Got a question that I need to ask.

When I went to go hookup the other day I connected the battery like I always do since I disconnect it everytime when stored, the heater fan kicked on. The gas was off of course and the thermostat is pushed all the way to the left as an attempt to have it cut it off. I had to pull the fuse to get it to shutoff.

Any suggestions as to the correct way to shut it off? Don't like pulling fuses as a means for a switch.

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Old 12-09-2010, 04:38 PM   #2
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I have a fan [on off] switch on the thermostat. also it has[ furance -off -cool switch] try that if it's the same.
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:40 PM   #3
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When I connected the battery like I always do since I disconnect it everytime when stored, the heater fan kicked on.

Sam and Tonya

Strange!

Was the thermostat switch set in the off position or in the heat position?

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Old 12-09-2010, 04:45 PM   #4
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well the thermostat only controls the heat. So I took the face off the thermostat to assure we were not missing the switch on it and ther is not one on it at all. Just the temp adjustment.


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If there isn't a switch it turn it off, the furnace will light and the fan run whenever the temperature is below the thermostat set point.

Check in the beaker panel for a disconnect...the furnace fan will also have a fuse on the 12V side.

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Old 12-09-2010, 05:14 PM   #6
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I don't know maybe i missed something. All I can figure is that the breaker is the only way. It seems to be a real nice panel too. LED's for disconnected or blown fuses. will look into the situation later.



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Is this the style you have. If so if you move the lever all the way to the left it should turn off the furnace. If it is not in the off position the furnace will run even with the gas turned off. You will not get heat.
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IF your thermostat Has fan on- auto setting change it to Auto. The next thing it maybe a fan limit control stuck close or control broad on the frizzes . Just what model do you have?
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Is this the style you have. If so if you move the lever all the way to the left it should turn off the furnace. If it is not in the off position the furnace will run even with the gas turned off. You will not get heat.

If yours looks like caper's I had the same problem. Just push it to the left till it stops, then push a little harder and it will move a litle bit more with a pop and that will switch it off.
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If yours looks like caper's I had the same problem. Just push it to the left till it stops, then push a little harder and it will move a litle bit more with a pop and that will switch it off.
Mine works the same way - have to give it that extra push in the off position.
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