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Old 11-13-2011, 11:10 PM   #1
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I am finally getting around to testing the furnace in our '88. All other LP appliances are in perfect working order. I turn the thermostat to on and set it to 90 degrees. The blower turns on almost instantly and then I hear a click every 10-13 seconds for three times and then no more clicking. I am use to the fridge and water heater clicking a lot and quickly so my first question is this behavior correct? I am assuming it is trying to light, doesn't light, and finally stops trying after 3 attempts.

Also I don't have a manual and am not sure which way is on/open on the manual valve. Should the flat portion of the valve be pointing vertical or horizontal?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated as this is my first RV furnace. We've used our heat pump in the past, but would like to use the furnace while boondocking this winter.
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:08 AM   #2
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hi, open front cover to furnace, disconnect the two electrical connection of the'ovel' shaped iginator,it has two phillips screws, carefully with draw and also rotate 90 degrees , ignitors should be coated with carbon which you will carefully brush off with a wire brush. be carefull not to bend probes, reassemble in reverse order and reconnect two electrical connection, i did this once last winter season and last week for the start of this season of boondocking, have fun, jeff
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:30 AM   #3
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Try the gas valve in the other position, maybe that is your issue. Yes, recent Suburban furnaces have a 3 times and out lockout system.
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