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Old 03-30-2016, 05:55 PM   #1
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Furnace will not start

I purchased a 2006 Georgetown XL new in 06. It currently has 14,000 miles on it. I took it out of storage and attempted to turn the furnace on but the fan would not kick in. I put new batteries in the coach but the furnace will not come on. The air conditioners and the high/low fans work. I called a technician who came out. He checked the fuse panel as well as the thermostat but could not get the furnace fan to start. He pulled out the furnace and put it on his work bench. He hooked up an alternate source of power and his own thermostat along with his propane supply. The furnace fan came on and the furnace started. He checked connectors and other wires and put the furnace back into the coach and tried it again but the furnace did not come on. He then hooked up his own power with thermostat but with my propane and the furnace worked. He told me he did not have power going into the furnace. He tried a new thermostat but the furnace still does not come on. Help!
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:54 AM   #2
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... He told me he did not have power going into the furnace....
Sounds like you got a dud for a service man. The first thing he should have checked was power to the furnace.

IF, he tested and replaced the fuses to the furnace, then somewhere between the fuse panel and the furnace is a broken wire or loose connection, in either the positive wire or the ground wire. You'll either need to find it yourself or hire someone else to come out and find it.

Having said that, I'd test (not just look at) each fuse that might have anything to do with the furnace. He may have just looked at them and they looked fine when in fact they're blown.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:12 AM   #3
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Some of the newer Fuse panels have LEDs that indicate when a fuse is blown. They do not always work. If he just went by the LEDs it could still be a fuse. Take them out and test them.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:30 AM   #4
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X2 with the fuses, test each. If his power worked and the furnace came on he should have found the reason you were not getting power. You know the unit is good so it is a power supply problem start tracing wires.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:44 AM   #5
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My dad had a similar problem on his motorhome. Generator would not start from switch on dash. Turned out wire had broken under the chassis somewhere between the dash and the generator. They don't always run the wiring as "well" as they should. You may have to run a completely new wire, as it may be easier than trying to find the break in the old wire.
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Could it also be an old propane detector has permanently shut off the solenoid and needs replacement?? (or a bad wire on that?) If it is 2006 ...it is long past the 5 year "life" if it hasn't been replaced.
Something like this...$81 bucks on Amazon:

Note the expiration date on the faceplate...yours may have the same.
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Good thought about the LP detector Cam, but doesn't that just power the tank solenoid. It wouldn't affect the power to the furnace would it?
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I'm not sure "bama...may depend on the coach. I replaced one for a neighbor about a year ago who was not getting anything happening with her heat & it cured the problem.
I don't think my own furnace fan comes on until I have ignition so that would be dependent on a working solenoid I think. I'm certainly no expert on this...but given the age of the coach...if the present one is expired...a new one should be installed anyway and might be the cure. I'll be interested to hear the final solution.
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Definitely a good idea to check it. We just traded RV's last time our LP detector reached the expiration date!
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Its not the propane detector because the furnace ran when the tech hooked it up to the coach propane and his own power, unless the LP detector shuts power down to the furnace?
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