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Old 10-27-2010, 09:01 AM   #1
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HELP - my furnace is not working

We have a 2008 Airstream Bambi 16' that is equipped with a hydro flame furnace made by Atwood, model #8012-II. Up until recently we have never had a problem with it. Now it won't work anymore.

When we checked it out the red indicator light showed three flashes. We called the manufacturer and were told that it was probably just a low pressure issue. The gas tanks are full and you can hear a click as if it is trying to ignite, but nothing. The manufacturer told us to restart it while cupping the exhaust to create gas pressure, this did not wrok.

Any suggestions or ideas as far as what we should do/check next. We are newbees to RV ownership so any suggestions/comments/feedback you may have will definatley be appreciated.

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Old 10-27-2010, 09:09 AM   #2
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Can you operate your stove? Sometimes just getting the gas to flow fixes things.

Sorry not to be of more help.


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Old 10-27-2010, 01:33 PM   #3
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Pmclemore makes a good point. If you haven't used your Airstream recently, the gas lines have air in them. By starting the propane appliances the farthest away from the tanks, it purges the air from the lines and propane will flow to the other devices.

When we load up to leave, we start the stove and hot water heater and make sure they stay lit, to purge the air from the lines. Sometimes, this takes a couple of attempts, especially with the hot water heater, which has to be turned off for a few seconds and then back on again. Otherwise, the refrigerator has trouble starting (on propane). Not sure, but your stove is probably aft of your furnace, so lighting the stove will probable allow the furnace to start and run.
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