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Old 12-03-2019, 08:31 PM   #1
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2019 Chateau Furnace issue

Just got our first Class C camper after many years of pull campers. Need some help reference the furnace. We used it two days ago and it did fine. All went well and turned off with no problem. The issue is while I have the thermostat off and propane off a blower keeps coming on in and around where the furnace is. Should I turn the Maine switch off at the furnace??
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:58 PM   #2
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Just got our first Class C camper after many years of pull campers. Need some help reference the furnace. We used it two days ago and it did fine. All went well and turned off with no problem. The issue is while I have the thermostat off and propane off a blower keeps coming on in and around where the furnace is. Should I turn the Maine switch off at the furnace??
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This is a typical problem when the control board gets wet - the blower may run when not called for. Normally you would NOT turn off the switch at the furnace as that removes 12 VDC power from your thermostat disabling any Air Conditioning functions as well.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:41 PM   #3
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It's not the main blower that throws out air into camper but like a small blower at the furnace itself to clear out last gasses. At least that's what I think. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:45 PM   #4
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It's not the main blower that throws out air into camper but like a small blower at the furnace itself to clear out last gasses. At least that's what I think. Thanks for the reply.
No such thing, but the blower may be running at reduced speed.
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:08 PM   #5
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Ok, will open furnace door and wait till this sound comes back on again to narrow it down. More to follow, thanks.
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Old 12-04-2019, 01:00 AM   #6
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Try just letting the control board for a while. Maybe just wait a day if it’s not raining. If it begins to work properly again you’ll just need to take steps to keep it from getting wet again.
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Old 12-04-2019, 01:02 AM   #7
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Will try that, the funny thing is it hasn't seen rain or water in a week.
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Will try that, the funny thing is it hasn't seen rain or water in a week.
Is your 120 volt panel/converter near this furnace. Converter has a cooling motor and the fan will run while charging the battery.
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Old 12-04-2019, 10:29 PM   #9
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That's a good question, I think it's under the bed but will check tomorrow.
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Old 12-04-2019, 10:57 PM   #10
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Will try that, the funny thing is it hasn't seen rain or water in a week.
Well if a wet control board is not the culprit and you find it's not the converter fan running could it be the water pump cycling?
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:10 AM   #11
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Have not hooked up water yet. Will listen for the noise closer.
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:32 AM   #12
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Have not hooked up water yet. Will listen for the noise closer.
The water pump is used when NOT hooked up to water.
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:34 AM   #13
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Ok the 12v pump? The dealer did winterize the Coach before we purchased due to we were heading north. Not sure where that pump is located but will research. Thanks.
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Old 12-12-2019, 01:22 AM   #14
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I found the blower that keeps coming on and off while coach is just charging. The left to right slit that you see in the photo shows a motor with shaft going into the exhaust tube. When motor is running, air is blowing out of the tube. It just comes on about every 15m or so.
The thermostat is all off and propane is off.
Any ideas again why this happens? It's not the water pump for sure.
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Old 12-12-2019, 04:59 AM   #15
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sounds like a circuit board my 31w quit working after couple years
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Old 12-12-2019, 11:00 AM   #16
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Looks like a cooling fan for your Converter or Inverter and that is normal
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Old 12-12-2019, 04:38 PM   #17
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The problem with that is that's not the inverter. The picture is taken outside looking into the furnace. The pipe it blows out of is the furnace exhaust pipe. Thanks.
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I found the blower that keeps coming on and off while coach is just charging. The left to right slit that you see in the photo shows a motor with shaft going into the exhaust tube. When motor is running, air is blowing out of the tube. It just comes on about every 15m or so.
The thermostat is all off and propane is off.
Any ideas again why this happens? It's not the water pump for sure.
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That is not the furnace; that is your Tankless Water Heater. Is it turned off?
I have no experience with those but I suspect that fan is there to exhaust any residual propane after a failed lighting attempt.
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Old 12-12-2019, 05:16 PM   #19
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Now I understand, I did turn it off just so it wouldn't keep coming on. Don't know anything about these or why it would keep clearing out. The unit has been winterized also. Will read up on the tankless water heater. Thanks.
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