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Old 10-26-2020, 10:46 AM   #1
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Furnace Suburban FC 30. 2001

I just got this Fleetwood flair 30H
and I try to use the furnace, first it do not work, then after troubleshooting I found out the alarm system for propane located under the cabinet kitchen was disconnected????

I reconnected the alarm system and the furnace start working, BUT, the smell of burning was very strong and scary, I shut off immediately!

I know one way you don't use it for long time normally does a burning smell.

But someone disconnected the alarm purpose to disable the furnace ( I presume).

I believe the system needs to be cleaned very well, I found some nutshells surround the furnace
maybe that's what I got inside burning.

Definitely I should protect the exhausted to prevent animals to get in.

Anyone knows the temperature for the exhaust system, it seems to me very hot, such a waste of temperature or something is wrong.

I sincerely appreciate it anyone could respond to me, I definitely going to need it for the winter.

Thank you
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:14 AM   #2
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It's hard to say. When furnaces haven't been used for a while there will definitely be a strong odor the first time. Someone probably disconnected the LPG detector because it was false alarming, but unless you can contact the previous owner there's no way to know. I don't think they would have disconnected the alarm to shut off the furnace. Personally, I would run the furnace and see if the smell goes away, but I'm NOT telling you to do that! The decision has to be yours!
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:30 AM   #3
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LP Detector shuts propane solenoid to go closed (drops DC to it when alarms)......it shuts down ALL Propane

Propane shutoff solenoid no longer used...you can replace/hard pipe it and install a NEW LP Detector (which is needed on that 2001 RV---should be replaced 5-7 yrs after mfg. date on backside of detector)

YES....definitely needs a thorough cleaning

What Brand/Model is furnace?
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:56 PM   #4
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I believe is suburban f30
Do you know how to get access to clean the burners from some debris leave behind by wildlife.

I believe that's what it is, little pieces got into fire when I turn on.
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Old 10-26-2020, 05:18 PM   #5
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This Installation Manual should give you and idea
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