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  • Kimble & Cristina
    Kimble & CristinaHandy RV Tools and tips :
    November 2, 2020We are experiencing difficulty with our Propane heater. The fan runs, I can hear clicking from the heater but then it shuts off automatically without lighting. The water heater works so I know the system is getting gas. My question is, does it require 115...  more
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    • Kimble & Cristina
      Cinn November 2, 2020 Check the circuit breakers. Also make sure nothing is obstructing the air intake outside, like something on a table set up in front of the wall where the heater is located. For safety purposes, an obstructed air intake will prevent the heater from ignitin...  more
    • Kimble & Cristina
      Norm & Ann Burgess November 2, 2020 check the igniter, not sparking?
    • Kimble & Cristina
      Seann (the Canadian) November 2, 2020 Vacuum the pad and the igniter area quite often dust will get in there and cause a fault vacuuming it with a soft mohair brush will fix it I hope for you
    • Kimble & Cristina
      Gankaku November 2, 2020 Most newer RV furnaces have what is called a "three try board" if there is a propane leak in the furnace enclosure it will not start. usually a spider web or hornets nest gets on the ignitor. Like Sean said soft brush low air pressure etc. 
    • Kimble & Cristina
      Gankaku November 2, 2020 sorry, 12 volt DC 
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      • Kimble & Cristina
        Seann (the Canadian) November 2, 2020 Oh you mean the furnace???? But yeah spiders like propane so there may be a nest in the igniter area
    • Kimble & Cristina
      Gankaku November 2, 2020 I am working with little information, assuming a furnace simply because she said "the dealer had it running a month ago" plenty time for varmits to find a nice warm place to hide and cover ignitor with whatever. Also I assumed, again without much informat...  more
    • Kimble & Cristina
      Eggman November 3, 2020 1. Take it back to the dealer. 2. If I haven't used the heater in a while, it may take several false starts to get the propane to flow. On the first try, the fan starts, then you can hear the igniter click but no heat from the vent. Turn it off and wait f...  more
    • Kimble & Cristina
      Kimble & Cristina November 3, 2020 Thank you all for the advice. At least I have some places to start. This is a 2005 model RV and I bought it "as is" so there is no return to the dealer. I tried several times to get it to light. There are no propane leaks and the breakers (and Circuit bre...  more
    • Kimble & Cristina
      Joe and Lori November 3, 2020 Did you look on you tube? Or look for myrvworks.com online he's a mobile guy out of washington or Oregon that has a very extensive amount of knowledge on the site
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      • Kimble & Cristina
        Kimble & Cristina November 5, 2020 ;) I'll check those sites out thank you.
      • Kimble & Cristina
        Kimble & Cristina November 5, 2020 I checked out myrvworks.com. Great site. I taught Advanced Troubleshooting for a major aviation maintenance firm for 8 years. I like his linear approach. I'm confident I can troubleshoot what is happening. Seems I never heard the ignitor firing so I will ...  more
    • Kimble & Cristina
      Smitg24 November 4, 2020 It could also be the sail switch. It's basically an on/off switch. If there is not sufficient air flow it won't let propane to get to the igniter. It's a relatively inexpensive part. And if you can get to furnace, it's easy to change.
    • Kimble & Cristina
      Kimble & Cristina November 5, 2020 Thank you Smitg24 ..I look in the manual for the switch. :)
    • Kimble & Cristina
      Joe and Lori November 6, 2020 She will love you for that 😂😂😂. My ongoing fridge saga, I hit the button last night it's cold today. Last time it worked for about 24-28 hours before it "got tired" lol.
    • Kimble & Cristina
      Kimble & Cristina November 6, 2020 I started tracing voltage yesterday. I’ll be digging into the wiring diagram today. It was so hot yesterday I couldn’t get the thermostat to command for heat. I’ll see about bypassing it today and continue troubleshooting. I checked the gas valve solenoid...  more
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      • Kimble & Cristina
        Joe and Lori November 6, 2020 Wish you well on the "search". Hope you can find it quickly.
      • Kimble & Cristina
        Keith and Shirley December 26, 2020 Keith & Shirley I am assuming you have a RV heater built into your RV.  I just finished returning my heater to operation.  I started with the thermostat which handles my AC and Heater.  Only 12 volt at thermostat.  Like your unit, tu...  more
    • Kimble & Cristina
      Cliff & Connie November 6, 2020 Are you certain that you have battery power? This is needed for the fan and control board.
    • Kimble & Cristina
      Kimble & Cristina November 6, 2020 I followed the advice of myrvworks and it led me straight to the problem. Everything worked but only a very faint odor of propane. I removed the fuel valve and found the orifice to be almost totally clogged. After cleaning the problem is gone. I also vacu...  more
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      • Kimble & Cristina
        Joe and Lori November 6, 2020 Glad you found his advice useful. He seems very good and knowledgeable
    • Kimble & Cristina
      Kimble & Cristina November 6, 2020 I thought I would post a photo of some of the debris I cleaned from various parts of the heater. Take a look at the mud dauber nest. There was a layer of debris 1/4" deep inside the burner chamber as well. I found a ton of nuts and stuff all over. It took...  more
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