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Old 11-11-2018, 03:19 PM   #1
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"owners pack" and How to use Atwood furnace

I recently bought a used 2008 airstream safari. I tried to use the furnace today and went to check the manual but it says to check the "owner's pack" for operational instructions, which I do not have, and can't find anything online either.

So question #1 - what's an owner's pack and where can I get one? Write/call the manufacturer of each appliance?

Back to the furnace- it comes with an Atwood 7900-II furnace but i can't for the life of me figure out how to get it to work.
I turned on the propane.
The thermostat is on.
I tried flipping the switch beneath the furance grate to reset.

The pilot light to the stove top comes on and lights but I assume there's a pilot light for the furnace? Can't find it.

Any help much appreciated on how to turn it on. It's cold out there.
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Old 11-11-2018, 03:22 PM   #2
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Simple answer is to figure out from the labels on the various appliances which models your trailer (still) has in it. Pretty much every manual for anything ever made is now out on the internet. Mr Google is how you dig them up. You likely will also turn up YouTube videos showing how to deal with this and that .....

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Old 11-11-2018, 04:06 PM   #3
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There can be a number of causes for the symptom you describe. The first thing to check is the fuse for the circuit to the heater. Another potential issue is the thermostat which may not be triggering properly. If the temperature setting lever is set all the way to the right (highest setting) the small metal contacts inside may not be touching; thus no start signal.

The most frequent failing part is a bad "sail switch" ('air flow/limit switch fault' an override that ensures the blower is operating).

Here is a link to the troubleshooting manual for techs:
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:17 AM   #4
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This is great! thanks so much. The thermostat was all the way up!
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:19 PM   #5
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Congratulations, some times the fix is easy and some times not.

Here is the manual I believe...

here is a good read for that sometimes not. There are lots of other threads too.

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