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Old 05-30-2023, 06:27 AM   #1
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Thermostat Fire

Just took delivery of a used 2022 Impression 315MB this past week. 2nd Owners.

I was turning up the AC and the thermostat started smoking and caught fire. I pulled it off the wall before it caught anything else on fire. We had a mobile repair person come out and he replaced it and all seemed to go well and when we went to turn off the AC, it caught fire again. He tested all the wires...

One item, we have a random blue wire that is stripped but was not leading into the thermostat or connected to anything. I do not think this is creating the t-stat to catch fire though (The repair guy did tape the wire up before replacing thermostat. Along with the other wires.

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Does warranty cover 2nd owners? (Dealer said we would need to contact FR)
Any thoughts on the issue/Cause?
Can someone take pictures of the wiring coming to the thermostat? (Left one that controls heat and AC) I would like to see if someone's blue wire is connected with another wire
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Old 05-30-2023, 09:54 AM   #2
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Factory warranty only for original owner.
You need to get the dealer to help you with FR.

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Old 05-30-2023, 09:59 AM   #3
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As said, factory warranty is only for the original owner. That's not to say FR wouldn't help but you'll need to contact them for help.

What thermostat do you have?
Photos?
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Old 05-30-2023, 10:48 AM   #4
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I have the Airxcel
BB7841
9430 A338

I will post photos in a few minutes
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Old 05-30-2023, 10:56 AM   #5
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Both the A/C unit and the thermostat may have individual manufacturers warranties that might cover the second owner. I would be looking at the A/C unit since two thermostats have toasted now.

Here is the warranty on the A/C, it says it is transferable, you probably have to prove original purchase date, but I would think something like a factory shipping record would work, if you can't find the original dealer's bill of sale:
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Old 05-30-2023, 10:59 AM   #6
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I have the Airxcel
BB7841
9430 A338

I will post photos in a few minutes
Photos of the thermostat and circuit board. The fuse did not blow. I pulled it out see if that would have stopped it from sparking.
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