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Old 05-13-2007, 08:33 PM   #1
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My propane heater warms intermittently. Any ideas?

Thermostat seems to be fine. It turns on and off ok, and I hear a clicking sound from the heater unit when I turn up the temperature on the thermostat but no warm air. (yep, propane tank is filled and the water heater is working fine).

I know summer's coming but I'm a warm blooded critter!
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:57 PM   #2
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Possible thermocoupler may be bad
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:01 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response. Sounds plausible. Is this an owner-type repair/replacement or should I plan on hauling the Casita over to Camping World?
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:58 PM   #4
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Suburban heater update:

I went to buy a thermocouple and the guy thought I was looking for a left handed crescent wrench! Suburban propane furnaces use an ignitor/circuit board/gas flow device and apparently not a thermocouple.

So, I'm hauling it down on Friday to get it fixed.
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:39 AM   #5
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Hi Greg (weren't you at Lake San Antonio?)

Make sure voltage is 10.5-13.5 at the furnace. Make sure fan and all air vents are clear inside and outside the trailer. Inspect the burner for debris or damage. Make sure flame is blue, not yellow. If these don't help, take it to a certified guy.
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:05 AM   #6
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mine is persnickity too.

if I am sitting at 12v, it will light, 11.9..

temperamental thing...
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mine is persnickity too.

if I am sitting at 12v, it will light, 11.9..

temperamental thing...
Hi: Is this a Gender issue??? My wifes is persnickity TOO
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actually low voltage was causing frank ny 06 casita not to light last fall at moose river. everything else was fine. something to check anyways
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Hi Greg (weren't you at Lake San Antonio?)

Make sure voltage is 10.5-13.5 at the furnace. Make sure fan and all air vents are clear inside and outside the trailer. Inspect the burner for debris or damage. Make sure flame is blue, not yellow. If these don't help, take it to a certified guy.
Yep, Lake San Antonio was a blast! Planning on an annual return for sure.

Heater update: it's at the RV outlet getting repaired. Probably a circuit board.

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