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Old 11-05-2014, 01:11 PM   #1
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Furnace not heating

The furnace in my 2000 Tropical blows but does not heat. Is there a pilot light? Anyone have an idea what might be the source of this issue?
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If your furnace is an Atwood, then it has an electronic spark igniter. Assuming you have an adequate supply of propane, then no ignition can be caused by several things. (1)no 12VDC to the control board, (2)bad propane valve, (3)bad electronic board, (4)bad air flow sensor sail switch......and there could be others. Rook
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The furnace in my 2000 Tropical blows but does not heat. Is there a pilot light? Anyone have an idea what might be the source of this issue?
Do all three burners on the stove work if all turned on high?

Have you recently filled the propane tank? Is the valve fully on?
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We had this problem when our batteries started to go bad. The furnace has a fail safe where if the air is not blowing hard enough the burner does not ignite. You can test this by trying to run it with your generator going or if plugged into shore power. If you get heat then it is the batteries not being strong enough.
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Forgot to ask......since you have owned this coach, has this furnace ever worked normally?
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Do all three burners on the stove work if all turned on high?

Have you recently filled the propane tank? Is the valve fully on?

No only 2 of the 3 burn.
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I checked the burners and only 2 of the 3 work on high.
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I checked the burners and only 2 of the 3 work on high.
Sounds like a pressure issue. Make sure valve at LP tank is fully on. If it is, check regulator outlet pressure.
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