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Old 11-03-2011, 01:11 PM   #15
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Somenow putting 1,000 volts ac plus on a milivolt DC line just seems like bad planning to me.... But it sure looks like that is how they messed it up.
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:41 PM   #16
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You furnace is only the tip of the burg. Also done that way in DSI Water Heaters and fridges. Concept has been around for over 30 years. My old Coleman Furnace is that way.

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Old 11-03-2011, 09:05 PM   #17
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I was able to get mine at the local Winnebago dealer. Took them a day to get and they were surprisingly inexpensive.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:11 PM   #18
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Atwood furnace troubleshooting

I spoke with Atwood tech (he called back day after I left voice mail). After my first comment earlier in this thread the furnace quit working all together. He had me time intervals between start-up attempts and check for voltage to the gas valve. There was 12vdc to the valve while trying to start and 1 min between attempts, so it's probably a combination of the valve and the board. Since the unit is 14 years old the board is no longer made. The current one in it was replaced with a Dinosaur board a couple years ago & checked out fine at a local RV service center (30 miles away ).
He gave me part numbers and prices. All together a little over $300 to fix it and it would still be a 14 year old unit. I'll probably replace it myself, or try to. Will probably go with the newest 8535-IV. Unless someone can suggest something better that will fit in the opening.
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Just curious - What parts did he indicate you needed?

As long as air vents, burner intake/exhaust ports and gas/wiring are in same location then replacing existing furnace with same brand/model should be realtively simple. http://www.atwoodmobile.com/manuals/...0SP%201.08.pdf

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My furnace ignition problem is resolved. Turns out the valve on my 100 lb bottle is bad. I switched to one of the full 30 lb bottles and works fine, even with all the stove burners and oven lit. Within 2 minutes of switching to the larger bottle the stove flames go way down and furnace goes out. It then will light and go out repeatedly. Now what do I do with the appr. 10 gallons of propane remaining in the 100 pounder?
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:01 PM   #21
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If you take it to get the valve replaced, they "should" empty the tank, replace the valve and then put your 10# of propane back in. They might charge a few dollars more for the empty/replace.

You could have them fill it when finished and give you a 10# credit.

Should give you a better if they fill it afterwards.
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