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Old 11-21-2011, 01:51 PM   #1
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Atwood Hydro Flame Furnaces

I have two of these Atwood Hydro Flame furnaces on my Triple E Commander which when it raining or very damp are very hard to start,I have to restart the unit several times before they will ignite and run.I have had the Gas pressure tested and it was good. There is no problem at any other time ie:- (cold)
Does anyone hav a sugestion thanks Bob.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:39 PM   #2
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Like engine ignition system, electrical paths can be affected by humidity/corrrosion resulting in reduced spark. I would start by making sure all internal and external wiring connections (both 12VDC and High voltage) are clean and making tight contact. Additionally, the electrodes have to be correctly adjusted and the assembly properly grounded. Unfortuantly, it will require removal and disassembly of each unit to do that.

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Old 11-21-2011, 07:49 PM   #3
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Agree with Dave - it is probably moisture and/or corrosion on the electrical parts. It sounds as though it lioghts but won't keep running, right? Disconnect the wire from the circuit board to the igniter & flame sensor (all one unit) and reconnect. Maybe clean the terminal with a pencil eraser or electrical contact cleaner. If that doesn't do it, replace the igniter/sensor. They aren't expensive.
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