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Old 10-21-2014, 08:03 AM   #1
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Furnace odor

We are out on the Blue Ridge Parkway and it is getting chilly at night. We tried to use our furnace for the first time last night but the odor it emitted was unpleasant and it set off the fire detector. Has anyone had a similar experience? If so, how long will it take for the odor to dissipate?


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Old 10-21-2014, 08:11 AM   #2
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It is probably some oil on the heat exchanger from assembly.

Let it run with a roof vent cracked open for a while.

We just turned ours on for the first time this season. It always has a noticeable odor - not bad, probably dust and such from sitting for a year I guess.

(Yup it is chilly - we are camping up near Asheville).
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:14 AM   #3
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Thanks for reply. I'm going to give it a try right now!


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Old 10-21-2014, 08:29 AM   #4
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The first time we fired up the furnace on our 2014 last year, it too set off the smoke alarm. No worries, it was just burning off a little oil from manufacturing. The odor was gone the next time we fired it up.


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Old 10-21-2014, 10:27 AM   #5
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Same situation, same location. Blue Ridge Parkway last month. We just ran ours for a couple hours with the sliding door open and it finally burned off. Worked well ever since and warms the coach lickety split.
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:43 AM   #6
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Yes, had that problem too, and Airstream told me the dealer is supposed to have taken care of it before sale.


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Yes, had that problem too, and Airstream told me the dealer is supposed to have taken care of it before sale.
My dealer did take care of it before the sale. One of the advantage of buyng in December, I guess, because the dealer had been using the furnace to keep it warm for customer viewing.

I guess even the dealer doesn't think of the furnace if he's not using it.
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My dealer did take care of it before the sale. One of the advantage of buyng in December, I guess, because the dealer had been using the furnace to keep it warm for customer viewing.

I guess even the dealer doesn't think of the furnace if he's not using it.
We had the very same issue the first time we fired up the heater. All was well after that time.
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We had the very same issue the first time we fired up the heater. All was well after that time.
Ditto.
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Happy to report the odor is completely gone! Thanks to all who commented and assured us it would! The Blue Ridge run was a success. Loving our AI!


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