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Old 02-27-2010, 10:52 AM   #15
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Olympian 6100 electronic catalytic heater

I have an Olympian model 6100 electronic ignition catalytic heater in my 1999 Airstream Classic 34 ft. travel trailer. It was installed by the previous owner when I purchased it in 2006. This model has on on/off switch, sliding thermostat, and 3 LED's showing status of the heater. It worked fine until a few weeks ago when it would not come on at all. I opened the cover where the electronic components are located, removed, cleaned, and re-seated some connectors to the printed circuit board that controls the ignition sequencing, temperature, etc. It then worked fine for several weeks. Now, it will turn on, make heat for a few minutes, then shut off but the yellow LED flashes. The other LED's are red and green. The red LED is on during the initial ignition sequence, then the green one comes on after 2 minutes indicating gas flow, then the red one goes out 30 seconds later. The owners manual describes the red LED indicating that the heating wire is on (drawing 5 amps at 12 VDC) to heat up the catalytic material prior to gas flow and ignition. The yellow LED is lit when the switch is turned on. Olympian is now owned by CAMCO. Their customer service center in North Carolina states that they no longer service or supply repair parts for this model. Anyone else have one and know what to do short of replacing it with a newer, non-electronic model?

John Green
Currently in Land Yacht Harbor, Melbourne, FL through 3/8/10

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Old 03-01-2010, 04:22 PM   #16
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We have a Wave 6 in our 63GT and it works very well. I mounted it where the original furnace was but I did have to rework the gas line and cabinet. If we are on shore power we use 120v ceramic cube type heater and it does a fine job also.

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