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Old 04-09-2015, 11:05 AM   #1
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Heater won't start now

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FROG newbie question again:

So I can't get our heater to start up. One tank ran out overnight, and now I can't get the heater to startup again. Is there a pilot light that I need to restart that I haven't found yet?


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Old 04-09-2015, 11:14 AM   #2
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You might need to bleed the line again. Try starting a burner on the stove and let it burn for a few seconds and try the heater again. I have to do this sometimes when my refrigerator won't light. Sometimes it tough to get the stove top to light.

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Old 04-09-2015, 11:17 AM   #3
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I think sllideout1962 is right on this
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:23 AM   #4
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If the above doesn't work, try this.
Shut off both tanks
wait 5 mins.
Turn on full tank very slowly especially where it first opens valve.
Run the stove to bleed the lines
Try furnace again.

If the tank valve is opened quickly after the lines are depressurized, the safety valve will shut off flow as it thinks there is a major leak or disconnected line. The above procedure will reset it.

Are you not using your auto switchover?

Most furnaces will go into safe mode after 3-4 fails while trying to light. If this has occurred. Turn furnace off (not just down) wait a minute then turn back on to reset.

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Old 04-09-2015, 03:41 PM   #5
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Other answers could be a problem, but also the cheap thermostat that comes from the factory could be another problem. On mine, sometimes it won't come on, and I have to switch it off/on a few times to make it kick in. That's my next replacement after batteries....
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:01 PM   #6
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As others have stated be sure you have bled air out of the line. Also turn the thermostat to off, wait a second and then back to furnace.

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Old 04-09-2015, 09:21 PM   #7
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Cut your thermostat all the way off you will feel a click then turn it back on. It will reset itself. Happened to me on the last camp out.
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:49 PM   #8
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I had a problem where I had the heater one night and then in the morning it would not start up again, there was a pilot light turned out to be a fuse hidden inside the line just on the other side of the metal screen
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Old 04-10-2015, 02:06 PM   #9
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Wow, great tips...I'll store those for future use, if needed!

I, also, bleed the stove gas when starting the refrigerator...really speeds up how long it takes for the gas to kick on. (I'm glad we can hear it...helps ensure it's on.)

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