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Old 10-31-2015, 12:15 PM   #1
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Furnace Inop

Furnace has started acting up the last couple of days, now it seems to be completely Inop.

It has done a fairly decent job keeping the main living area with the given setting. Woke up yesterday to find that it was 5 degrees below the set point. I raised it 5 degrees to give it a 10 degree split and it kicked on. Now, I can set it to max temperature, the furnace will not kick on at all. I am going to file with Keystone online this morning, as my warranty ends tomorrow (1 Novemeber...impeccable timing).

Any thoughts as to what the problem may be?

Cale
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Old 10-31-2015, 01:18 PM   #2
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My first thought would be possibly a control board or the thermostat is going bad. I am not sure what type of furnace is in the unit you have or the controls system for it. I have one of the real simple ones that has a mechanical thermostat and a couple of limit switches.

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Old 10-31-2015, 01:31 PM   #3
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My first thought would be possibly a control board or the thermostat is going bad. I am not sure what type of furnace is in the unit you have or the controls system for it. I have one of the real simple ones that has a mechanical thermostat and a couple of limit switches.

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Funny, as I sat here and read your reply, the furnace kicked on..did as it was suppose to. When the burner flipped off (while the fan was still running) I punched the temperature up a few degrees, the furnace lit off again...weird....

Have to wait for the wife to get out of bed, as the manuals are stored under there...

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Old 10-31-2015, 02:10 PM   #4
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Had a similar issue on my last rv. Replaced digital thermostat everything was back to normal. Local rv dealer had thermostat $80 bought it on amazon for $30 same exact one.
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:46 PM   #5
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Think I fixed the problem...pulled the outside furnace cover off and found the controller board. Atwood was nice enough to have a sticker on the fan shroud that stated what failure codes were. Mine was one flash with three seconds off, restricted airflow...I thumped the fan shroud and she fired right up. Turned it all off and disassembled the fan...found a screw in the fan. Used some of the CRC slide lube and hit the top and bottom of the fan axle...put her all back together, tightened up screws and she works like a charm now. My only fear though is that the fan has apparently been restricted for some time now...may have shortened the life of the fan motor, as I would have assumed that it would spin freely, something like a frictionless bearing.

We will see.

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Way to go!!! Love when things are solved by persistence! Cheers
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I had a problem with my furnace. Turned out to be loose electrical connection. I thought I had it fixed several times because it would work for a while after wiggling / thumping. Eventually crimped all the push on connectors tighter and, fingers crossed, no problems since last year.
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Old 11-03-2015, 10:22 PM   #8
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Our furnace wouldn't turn on at... Turns out the idiots at Dutchman do not check if the on/off -reset switch behind the outside furnace cover is turned on...
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Our furnace wouldn't turn on at... Turns out the idiots at Dutchman do not check if the on/off -reset switch behind the outside furnace cover is turned on...
You didn't check the furnace on your PDI when you bought it?????
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:46 AM   #10
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After pulling mine apart this weekend, I would suggest that everyone take the white cover apart and clean the trash out of that area. There was a red gas fitting end cap laying back there amongst some other trash.

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Old 11-06-2015, 03:33 PM   #11
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Had a similar issue with mine this morning. (Yes, we had a cool snap out here the past 2 days)

Pulled the panel... One flash at 3 second intervals. Tapped the shroud a few times... no joy.

Came back inside... Turned thermostat off, then pulled the fuse for the furnace. Waited 30 seconds, replaced fuse, thermostat on, selected FURN. She started right up and is now operating as advertised.

Not sure what caused that. It worked fine yesterday morning. We did shut down all power & gas when the water heater was replaced yesterday, but can't imagine that would have done it.

Oh well...
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Old 11-06-2015, 04:54 PM   #12
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Had a similar issue with mine this morning. (Yes, we had a cool snap out here the past 2 days)

Pulled the panel... One flash at 3 second intervals. Tapped the shroud a few times... no joy.

Came back inside... Turned thermostat off, then pulled the fuse for the furnace. Waited 30 seconds, replaced fuse, thermostat on, selected FURN. She started right up and is now operating as advertised.

Not sure what caused that. It worked fine yesterday morning. We did shut down all power & gas when the water heater was replaced yesterday, but can't imagine that would have done it.

Oh well...
I would go ahead and shoot some lubricant on the shaft of the hamster wheel (top and bottom). After pulling mine apart, cleaning it all out, and lubricating it, she seems to run much quieter now.

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You didn't check the furnace on your PDI when you bought it?????
No I didn't check mine on the PDI. Did go on shake down trip directly from the dealer. It worked fine all weekend & ever sense
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:44 PM   #14
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My furnace kept fooling me because it would work for a while, then it wouldn't come on. Cycling the power on the thermostat once or twice, then 3 - 4 times, then ten times would make it come on after which it would work for a while.

As I said earlier in this thread, the problems didn't really go away until I tightened the 'teeth' on the electrical spade lug connectors.
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