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Old 08-23-2014, 07:37 PM   #1
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HW heater burned the side of trailer

Started the hw heater on propane, like I always do. About 15 minutes later smelled burning plastic. Lucky I had the screen door open. Found black smoke belching out of the heater exhaust outlet and a dark yellow flame. Looks like a gas pressure problem. Obviously I shut it down right away. Cant clean the stuff off of the siding. I'm pi**ed to say the least. The thing I dread is dealing with CW. I wish Crossroads would let me get someone else to do this warranty work.
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:41 PM   #2
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Sounds like an Atwood issue, find an authorized Atwood dealer to do the work.
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:47 PM   #3
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Well, I still have the black siding to deal with too.

Fridge and stove work fine, so I believe it to be a burner issue on the heater. Flue is not blocked.
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:03 AM   #4
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Found that a spider has started to move into the air tube for the burner, starving the burner of air. Cleaned the air tube an it is now running fine. Cleaned siding with black streak remover. Looks ok.

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Old 08-24-2014, 11:12 AM   #5
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MarkandKim, Mr Clean Magic Eraser works great on black streaks and stubborn bugs.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:08 AM   #6
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I would still get that thing looked at before running on gas much.
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:18 AM   #7
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Found that a spider has started to move into the air tube for the burner, starving the burner of air. Cleaned the air tube an it is now running fine. Cleaned siding with black streak remover. Looks ok.

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I've had this happen on our new trailer. Bought this little baby and stick in in the flame tube as part of my setup regiment before turning on the water heater.



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Old 08-25-2014, 05:48 PM   #8
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I used WD-40 to clean some black stains off the trailer and it worked great.
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I've had this happen on our new trailer. Bought this little baby and stick in in the flame tube as part of my setup regiment before turning on the water heater.



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I have seen those. I may just have to get one. 30 seconds to avoid that situation is worth it. Anyone else have this happen?
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I have seen those. I may just have to get one. 30 seconds to avoid that situation is worth it. Anyone else have this happen?

I did last year, hence the post. Luckily I was standing there pulling stuff out of the from storage when it kicked on. Could have been a bad scene if I didn't shut if off quickly.
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