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Old 10-17-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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trying to start furnace

we recently purchased our first rv as a starter home and while its in great condition and all seems to be working im having a problem with furnace and would like some advice. i was lucky to find the original owners manuels and lit in the home and im following lighting and start up procedures but blower will not start. so i got a dumb question do i have to have generator running to try to light furnace or does aux battery power the furnance. thanks for the helping a new rv person. by the way its a 90 winnebago chieftain lol

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Old 10-17-2012, 06:47 PM   #2
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The house battery supplies power for the furnace blower motor. So unless you have a decent house battery things will not work.

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And make sure the battery switch is turned on for the house as well. Does it do anything when you try it?

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Old 10-17-2012, 08:12 PM   #4
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Make sure your wire connections in your thermostat and your furnace are making good contact. you can do this by removing the connectors, cleaning them, and then reconnecting them.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:06 PM   #5
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90 winnebago chieftain furnace up date

Again thanks for the help and wanted to give you an update on the start up furnace problem. So found out the thermostat is one of the problems. replaced it and quess what blower comes on but according to the start up instructions i need to turn on main gas valve. So ten thousand question where is this valve at. or are they talking about the main valve at the propane tank or is there a separate valve for furnace
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Propane tank. There might be another at the furnace. you will see it behind the outside access door.

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