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Old 12-07-2013, 11:59 AM   #1
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Thermostat Rebuild

We have a 1999 Allure 40' . Our thermostat control for the furnace/ air is helter skelter at times. Just wondering if anyone has rebuilt/refurbished theirs?
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:19 PM   #2
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Replace is probably more realistic.

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Replace is probably more realistic. Joel
Do you know of a source?

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I would start with the old one. Take it apart and using a Q-tip and alcohol, clean all the contacts you can find. Put some alcohol in the stitches and exercise them and blow them out with compressed air. Then reassemble the t-stat. If it works, great. If not buy a new one.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:37 PM   #5
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Do you know of a source?

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I replaced the contacts for the temperature up and down buttons $5 and life is toasty
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:28 AM   #7
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Go with a $19.95 Hunter from Walmart. There are plenty of threads on how to do it on here. Do a search for Hunter or Hunter thermostat.
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I'm with Dunner on this one,
Replacement with a new one is better, the digitals have a better control range than the old "slide&guess" thermostats.
I replaced mine with a hunter 7 day programmable, automatically switches between cool and heat. One of the best $100 mods Ive done, but i live in my 5th wheel upwards of 10-11 months a year. You can choose anything from a $20-$100 thermostat the more expensive ones just have more bells and whistles.
I did not however install the low blower switch for the a/c, if I'm running a/c I always have it on high.

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Even the $20 ones have and adjustable threshold. Just hold the up and down keys at the same time for a few seconds and set it from 1-4 or 5, I believe. The Hunter I used was a Model 42995. I was able to get my bedroom thermostat to control the furnace so I don't have to get out of bed during the night to change the temperature.

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Finally sat down with the tstat and cleaned the contacts in the switches.

I wish I hadn't waited!

Works flawlessly.
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Finally sat down with the tstat and cleaned the contacts in the switches.

I wish I hadn't waited!

Works flawlessly.
Glad you got it fixed. Sort of spooked me, I know Mike (Dunner) had passed away, I saw his entry just above yours.
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Finally sat down with the tstat and cleaned the contacts in the switches.

I wish I hadn't waited!

Works flawlessly.
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Likely a 4 button or other Dometic married to the ac box so aftermarket for home unit not going to work.

You fixed yours. ..for now.

Keep a watch on ebay for new old stock to show up and possibly get one for a song.
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