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Old 09-18-2016, 11:25 AM   #71
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Gary...that was an AMAZING articulation of how the sail switch works (well, is supposed to work). I remember you had this issue when you first got your trailer. Mine was working fine. Until all of a sudden it would start up, light and then cycle off (and on) and off (and on). I knew immediately what it was as we'd talked about this on the phone. After I removed the outer cover I was able to remove the two small screws on the sail switch, carefully pull it out of the squirrel cage fan housing and do a bit of minor bending. It took my about 30 minutes to get it into the right shape...but it worked fine up in Maine a few weeks ago. Another example of how beneficial AirForums can be if folks share the "what happened to me" stuff. Barry

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Old 09-18-2016, 09:06 PM   #72
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If you buy a replacement it ships with a plastic "slip" cover that will allow you to bend your original back into shape. I found that the replacement had a thicker arm than the original. Wondered if the original was simply to thin. DH, yes I had this issue. Did everything else first, new control board, adjusted the igniter/sensor arms (gap was to wide). Be careful working on this as it is easy to crack the ceramic base (throw away at that point). Checked the pressure from the tank pressure regulator. It was a bit low, replaced with a better regulator. Still had the start/stop issue. Last item was the sail switch. Bingo and haven't had a single issue since. Camped at 10,000 feet down to sea level without any problems.

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Old 09-24-2016, 12:01 PM   #73
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One other thought on furnace not firing up. If the DC system is below 12 volts or so the fan won't turn fast enough for the sail switch to operate. Well charged battery or hooked up to 120 AC is important as well.

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