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Old 11-18-2012, 09:43 AM   #1
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I went out to my Camper yesterday and started the Furnace up the Furnace came on and would work for about 4 minutes blowing heat and then it would start blowing cold air. I have plenty propane and it doesn't quit all together
like a circuit breaker would do.

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Old 11-18-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
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Were the propane tank valves closed and you opened them and if so, did you open the tank valves very slowly? Have you tried lighting a stove burner to confirm propane flow?

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Old 11-18-2012, 12:43 PM   #3
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The stove works fine and if I start the stove again the heat will come back on
for about 4 minutes.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:48 PM   #4
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Try turning the tanks off completely and then VERY, VERY slowly open them. There is a safety valve that if the tanks are opened very fast, they will close down the flow rate or sometimes completely.
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I went out to my Camper yesterday and started the Furnace up the Furnace came on and would work for about 4 minutes blowing heat and then it would start blowing cold air. I have plenty propane and it doesn't quit all together
like a circuit breaker would do.

Any thoughts?
Thanks
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I would check the stat first, the location could be a problem also turn it up like 10 degrees and see if it will stay on. these junk thermostats are very inaccurate ...
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #6
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I tried that Furnace came on blowed hot air about 4 min again.

I relit stove and turned Furnace back on and furnace came on and stove went out.???
The second time the stove didn't go out.
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I tried that Furnace came on blowed hot air about 4 min again.

I relit stove and turned Furnace back on and furnace came on and stove went out.???
The second time the stove didn't go out.
Did you try turning the gas off at the tanks and then turning them on again very slowly?
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Yes I did.
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I'm sure you have both tanks open if you have two? If still a problem sounds like your regulator is restricting the flow needed.You need 11.5" of pressure......It's just a guess !!!!!!!!
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Thanks! I have one full tank and one empty I think the regulator is to blame
when the stove went out when turning the furnace on.
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I'm sure you have both tanks open if you have two? If still a problem sounds like your regulator is restricting the flow needed.You need 11.5" of pressure......It's just a guess !!!!!!!!
I would agree that he probably has a bad regulator.
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I have put a new regulator on a Limit Switch and a Blower switch and jumped the wires on the Thermostat still the same problem.

Also cleaned the Furnace.
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