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Old 05-29-2017, 09:24 AM   #1
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Atwood Furnace Issue

Guys,

Was camping on the weekend and on Saturday night the propane ran dry in one tank. Not sure why CR has 20lb tanks on the Sunset Trail but, whatever. By the time I changed it over the furnace had cut out. Opened up the other tank but could not get the furnace started again. Checked the fuses, fine. I was getting propane as the stove would light.

Turned the breaker off and on and turned the furnace off and on through the t-stat. Eventually the furnace fan came on and I was getting warm air through the vents but the blower wouldn't come on. I have done internet searching and reading and my problem sounds similar to lockout aside from the fact I was getting warm air. As long as the trailer was warm I was good as it was a very cold night.

Can anyone shed any light on this? Has anyone experienced the same?

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Old 05-29-2017, 03:02 PM   #2
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Did you look in our Document section for Atwood Furnace help?
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Old 05-29-2017, 03:17 PM   #3
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Hi Mark,

I am reviewing the Furnace Troubleshooting document now.

Thanks for the suggestion, hadn't thought of that.

I did read the furnace manual that came with the trailer, that was useless.
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:02 PM   #4
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Your just airlocked. When the gas ran out air got into the line to the furnace. If you have gas to the stove it should clear out but you may have to run several cycles through the furnace by turning it on and off; waiting a bit and repeat the cycle until the gas bleeds out the air. Worse case, you might have to loosing the gas line to the furnace to let some bleed out but it should eventually clear by cycling through several times.
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Ahhhh, so it would be similar to the airlock that can happen when you install a new water tank in your house.

Thanks so much for the reply, I'll try this on the weekend when I hit the campground. Much appreciated.
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Just wanted to close the loop on this thread by thanking Papa for his advice. I did as he said, used the outside kitchen for two meals, shut the furnace off for most of Saturday and by Saturday night it was back to normal.

Love this forum and all of the advice.

Thanks again!
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Glad you got it working. I wish I'd had this site 20 years ago.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:46 PM   #8
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Atwood Furnace Problem

I read the thread hoping it would iead me to a solution. My furnace blower will come on, run for about a minute then shut off. I probably have recycled the system 15 times now with the same result.

Any other ideas. Got cold last night.
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I'm not really up on the thermostats in the newer campers.
Where have you got the fan switch set to?
Second, did you look at the Document section for Atwood Furnace help?

Hopefully one of the other members that is more familiar with the thermostat in the newer rigs will chime in here.
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Thank you. Did find a document to address the issue. Was able to try the one thing to reset the circuit but did not fix the problem. Going to try to find a repair shop.

thank you for the help.
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