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Old 07-21-2011, 11:25 AM   #1
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Gas/Electric heater problem

My '07 Revolution has both gas and electric heat with 2 zones. When I turn on the electric the gas comes on with it, so both run. The gas heat will run by itself. This just started happening. Has anyone experienced this problem? Possible fix?
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I would start with a VOM and check wiring and the thermostat to find out if it is sending a signal to both the gas and electric simultaniously. You should be able to look at the electrical diagram in the furnace manual to find out exactly what should be happening. To diagnose I typically start with everything off/disconnected and test for continuity, then turn on power and check to see if power is where it should be. My bet a faulty switch or relay.
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Are you asking about a furnace or water heater?

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If you are talking about your furnace it's probably because, if the thermostat is I believe 10 degrees high than room temp gas turns on to help recover.
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The furnace will come on if the differential between the set temp and the actual inside temp is 6 or more degrees. It also runs if the a/c is unable to provide sufficient heat, e.g. the outside temp is too low for the heat pump to function.
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Thank you! I was talking about the furnace, and the problem was there was too large of a difference between the actual temperature and the thermostat setting. I had no idea that the gas furnace will help the electric, and never experience this in the 4 years I've owned the coach.
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