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Old 03-04-2011, 11:32 PM   #1
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Automate furnace & water heater

A friend just bought an 1984 Automate 34 ft travel trailer. His furnace and hot water doesn't work. The furnace fan comes on but doesn't even attempt to light off. Hot water heater is just dead and doesn't do a thing. Propane is good. Stove/oven works fine. Refer works on propane. Thinking furnace may be the control board. Any thoughts on these issues?
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Check the easy things first. Lack of 12 volt power to water heater, spider webs in orifices, inoperable sail switch or limit switch on heater.
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Got the water heater fired up yesterday after reseating all of the corroded connections. Today we will get to the furnace.
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The sail switch is a likely candidate, but if corroded contacts were keeping the water heater from starting, that is a good possibility on the furnace, too.
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