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Old 11-25-2013, 04:11 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by John H... View Post
If your showing a full tank of propane and your stove has a nice flame and your fridge works on gas, then you should be OK at the furnace as far as gas goes. If your batteries have a full charge and it won't light, you must have an ignition problem. If it lights and shuts off right away, it could be a sensor.

I had a similar problem and checked sail switch, replaced the circuit board with a Dino and changed a couple of other things. Finally took the furnace burner apart and a small amount of rust particles clogged the gas jet. Cleaned it all out and it worked fine after that. Yours is new and shouldn't have a rust problem, but maybe something is blocking it and not letting it light...I think it should try to light about 3 times and then it locks out. That should be enough to purge any air in the line...
So, for the OP's concern, I am not the only one with stuff in my orifice

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Old 11-25-2013, 05:49 PM   #16
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That seems to be something going around....

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Old 11-26-2013, 07:39 PM   #17
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Picked up my new 2014 itasca Sunstar yesterday in NY. Gas furnace was fine, running during PDI. Full tank of propane. Driving back to Delaware we hit snowstorm. We pulled into truck stop, started furnace, wet to sleep. Awoke at 2am, temp in coach 30 F. Outside temp 15F. Gas light on fridge blinking. I figured it was too cold for propane to flow right. F Finished the trip home, now it's 34F but no gas heat. Furnace will come on, run for less than a minute, then stop . Refrig running fine on propane. Any one have any ideas? The furnace ran for about 30 minutes during PDI Linda
We had the exact same problem. Picked up our first new Itasca Friday in Ohio, started driving back to OKC that night and no heat at three in the morning and it's 26 degrees outside. We would have to wait several hours and then we could turn it on again. It would run a while and then shut off and not come on again. Generator would not work more than 5 minutes. So Monday we got ahold of the technician that did the pdi. He said it could have moisture in the propane tank. Sure enough, my husband took it in and had the propane tank filled and they mix some other gas in also that gets rid of the moisture. It worked. It's now sitting in the driveway plugged in to electricity and the heat has run fine to keep it just warm enough not to freeze. We plan on testing the generator tomorrow. Good thing for warranties! Since we know nothing about MHs, we decided new was the way to go. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:41 AM   #18
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It seems like a control problem , as I know my furnace the fan will stay on even if it doesn't fire up. So I would look at the t-stat or control board. If it was the sail switch that would just stop the ignition process and the fan would stay on. There is a delay for purging before the ignition cycle. Of course maybe the new units do shut of entirely if it doesn't light.

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