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Old 11-08-2019, 05:02 AM   #1
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Furnace and hot water will not light

I have just purchased a 1995 Damon Challenger and everything works except the furnace and hot water will not lite. The gas stove works. On the hot water I can hear it clicking trying to lite, but not a thing on the furnace.
Shows a half of a tanks of propane.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new Challenger! Maybe mud daubers have clogged the gas tubes. Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Does the stove have a yellowish flame. If it does, you are almost out of propane. My rv runs out of propane at 3/8. Sometimes the gauges are not accurate. Also, are the batteries in a good state of charge. Both units need 12 volt to operate their control boards.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:40 AM   #4
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Furnace.......
Does FAN run and no spark OR No FAN??


Water Heater.......
Clean it ----burner tube/spark electrode/combustion-exhaust chamber/ground connections etc
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Furnace.......
Does FAN run and no spark OR No FAN??


Water Heater.......
Clean it ----burner tube/spark electrode/combustion-exhaust chamber/ground connections etc
Fan does not run-no spark
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:45 AM   #6
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Fan does not run-no spark

FAN MUST run before ANYTHING else can happen with furnace


Which Brand/Model is furnace?


See if there is an on/off circuit breaker on furnace frame/motor cover.
If may be tripped......manual reset.


If tripped....fan may be stuck/hard to turn/bad


Brand/Model ??
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:50 AM   #7
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Why would you try to lite "hot water". Water is used to put out a fire. Sorry for being a smart a**. Sounds like low propane or clogged burner as Old Biscuit indicated. Does the water heater work off of 120 volt and just not propane?
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You may have a propane detector that is not working and keeping the gas supply turned off to the two appliances. When Mine was off (intentionally) the stove would work but the furnace and water heater would not. It's usually a square smoke detector looking thing mounted close to the floor.
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You may have a propane detector that is not working and keeping the gas supply turned off to the two appliances. When Mine was off (intentionally) the stove would work but the furnace and water heater would not. It's usually a square smoke detector looking thing mounted close to the floor.

RV LP System is ONE system.....feeds ALL appliances.
No separate feeds from LP Tank.
IF the LP Detector controls a shutoff solenoid it shuts off ALL propane flow.
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IF the LP Detector controls a shutoff solenoid it shuts off ALL propane flow


Not on mine, so it's worth a look. I kept the fuse pulled to my detector because it would make stupid squeals randomly, and I did NOT have a leak. It was probably in need of replacement. But it was off and disabled and would stop the flow to the two. I never used my furnace and when I used the water heater I would simply stab the fuse back in.
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IF the LP Detector controls a shutoff solenoid it shuts off ALL propane flow


Not on mine, so it's worth a look. I kept the fuse pulled to my detector because it would make stupid squeals randomly, and I did NOT have a leak. It was probably in need of replacement. But it was off and disabled and would stop the flow to the two. I never used my furnace and when I used the water heater I would simply stab the fuse back in.

There is only ONE Service/Vapor Valve that feeds the LP Regulator which feeds ONE LP System.


LP Detectors that controlled a shutoff solenoid did so to STOP ALL propane flow...not just some.
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You may download the service manuals for your RV appliances from: Service Documents and Manuals
As to the furnace and water heater not getting gas, yet stove burners work properly, look for a kink or mashed LP line-AFTER the stove burner supply line.
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