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JWallet 09-19-2020 08:09 PM

Furnace frustration
 
So today for the first time this year I attempted to turn the furnace on in my 3010ds. Every time I turn it on to furnace only the AC unit for zone 1..the front unit runs simultaneously. When I first used the furnace for the first time this past May only the furnace ran until it hit the temperature setting on the thermostat and shut down. Nice....now unit 1, the front fan runs continuously. Is this normal because it makes no sense????

Duckogram 09-19-2020 09:36 PM

Check this thread out. Might help you.
https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ml#post2416830

Sagecoachdriver 09-19-2020 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by JWallet (Post 2417092)
So today for the first time this year I attempted to turn the furnace on in my 3010ds. Every time I turn it on to furnace only the AC unit for zone 1..the front unit runs simultaneously. When I first used the furnace for the first time this past May only the furnace ran until it hit the temperature setting on the thermostat and shut down. Nice....now unit 1, the front fan runs continuously. Is this normal because it makes no sense????

Make sure the thermostat fan is set to auto and not ON.

JWallet 09-20-2020 07:09 AM

It is set to auto, initially, then as soon as it starts up the front AC fan starts running with the furnace. Tried it a dozen times and for some reason the thermostat reverts to low fan. Even when the furnace reaches set temperature and shuts off the front AC unit fan never stops running.
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Originally Posted by Sagecoachdriver (Post 2417170)
Make sure the thermostat fan is set to auto and not ON.


JWallet 09-20-2020 07:26 AM

Duck, just now followed the advise of setting thermostat to auto and set the temperature to warm accordingly. Furnace runs and shuts down when reached temp set on thermostat but the front AC unit fan is still running. I'm calling FR tomorrow because they have been very helpful and knowledgeable with other issues. Calling the dealership is an exercise in futility.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Duckogram (Post 2417166)
Check this thread out. Might help you.
https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ml#post2416830


JWallet 09-20-2020 07:46 AM

Wala....Sagecoach...you nailed it.....working great. Your post and Ducks post got us thinking and thanks much appreciated! This forum is loaded with knowledgeable people!
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Originally Posted by Sagecoachdriver (Post 2417170)
Make sure the thermostat fan is set to auto and not ON.


JWallet 09-20-2020 07:47 AM

Thanks Duck...got it. Much appreciated!
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Originally Posted by JWallet (Post 2417273)
Duck, just now followed the advise of setting thermostat to auto and set the temperature to warm accordingly. Furnace runs and shuts down when reached temp set on thermostat but the front AC unit fan is still running. I'm calling FR tomorrow because they have been very helpful and knowledgeable with other issues. Calling the dealership is an exercise in futility.


Sagecoachdriver 09-20-2020 09:37 AM

I had the same issue the first months I had the motorhome. Luckily, I was able to ask on the forum and got a quick answer. Also another freaky thing is that when the coach gets above 100 degrees inside, the air conditioner will not start. You have to get the thermostat down below 100 by using what ever means are available. I used ice in a zip lock bag placed on the thermostat for a few minutes. Happy and safe camping!

bikendan 09-20-2020 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by JWallet (Post 2417288)
Wala....Sagecoach...you nailed it.....working great. Your post and Ducks post got us thinking and thanks much appreciated! This forum is loaded with knowledgeable people!

This is a VERY common issue and the solution is almost always setting the thermostat to AUTO.
There are literally thousands of threads about this here.

JWallet 09-20-2020 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by bikendan (Post 2417531)
This is a VERY common issue and the solution is almost always setting the thermostat to AUTO.
There are literally thousands of threads about this here.



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