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Old 04-25-2015, 06:51 PM   #1
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how do i start the furnace in a 2015 wildwood 26tbss?

I am getting ready for the season and everything seems to work but I have never used the furnace before. How do I start it? Thanks
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:52 PM   #2
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Make sure propane is on, thermostat on heat and then set temperature...it should start if all OK.....
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:53 PM   #3
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I have tried that, but I didm;t even hear the blower motor start
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:56 PM   #4
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I checked all of my fuses and they are nor blown. I checked the propane system is working by lighting the stove burners. I set the thermostat to the furnace setting and turned the temp way up but nothing seems to happen at all
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For the fuses, did you actually check visually by pulling fuse out and looking at element to see if burn for the furnace? don't rely on the red LED......this is first step. What kind of thermostat you have? Are your 12 volts light working?
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My furnace has a rocker switch on the side of the furnace itself that must be turned on before the furnace will operate. From inside the trailer it is on the right hand side, in the middle, in a little square hole.

You'll have to feel around for it.
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Hi Fonzie. I did remove and inspect all of the fuses. I don't like relying on LED's either. I was thinking there is a step in the procedure that I am not doing properly. My battery is charged and I have it plugged into house power, so power shouldn't be an issue. Lots of propane in the tanks. I did notice on the power panel in the trailer that the cooling fan does not run for very long, isn't it supposed to always be running?
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I will look for the switch
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I did notice on the power panel in the trailer that the cooling fan does not run for very long, isn't it supposed to always be running?
The fan on the converter will only run when needed, depends on the loading eg: how many ligths are on, if furnace running etc etc
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Old 04-26-2015, 05:41 AM   #10
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Hi guys. I found the switch that Radio mentioned after I removed some interior panels. The switch was in the ON position. When I was looking at the wiring , I found a small white wire paired with a red wire. The red wire is crimped with a larger blue wire, the white is not crimped to any other wires. I also saw another blue wire with a crimp on the end but no other wire. I think the white wire has broken off at this crimp, it's a 20-22 gauge wire so it could break easily. I think this is why the furnace won't start. I will have to call the dealer though before randomly connecting wires on a propane furnace. Thanks for the help, ill post the result after the dealer checks it out.
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If the controller board in the furnace becomes "confused" cycling that switch is like a reboot. Mine does that from time to time. Fortunately mine is near the water filter/pump/water heater compartment and is therefore somewhat easy to reach.

But it sounds like you have found your problem.
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Hi guys. I found the switch that Radio mentioned after I removed some interior panels. The switch was in the ON position. When I was looking at the wiring , I found a small white wire paired with a red wire. The red wire is crimped with a larger blue wire, the white is not crimped to any other wires. I also saw another blue wire with a crimp on the end but no other wire. I think the white wire has broken off at this crimp, it's a 20-22 gauge wire so it could break easily. I think this is why the furnace won't start. I will have to call the dealer though before randomly connecting wires on a propane furnace. Thanks for the help, ill post the result after the dealer checks it out.
Sounds like a broken thermostat wire. If it was me- I'd connect it and see
what happens! Not telling you to do that, just what I'd do!
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Old 04-26-2015, 11:22 AM   #13
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Hi if you want a wiring diagram of how the differentiate types of thermostats are wired go to library on the to of this page and click on the library icon. Then scroll down to heating and cooling and open this page. Then scroll down to (Thermostat - Dometic Analog Schematics (3107541) ) I believe it is down about 5 or 6 from the top.

Hope this is helpful Tim
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Old 04-26-2015, 04:16 PM   #14
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We had that issue with our 2014 Wildwood lite trailer furnace and did everything but Husband decided to look one more and found a wire had come lose and he reconnected it . Its been working ever since. Just a thought to check that connected. Hope helps
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