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Old 11-09-2018, 09:26 AM   #1
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NO Heat ....

Have a 2018 3701 LK Have full tanks, hot water and gas stove works, but furnace will not run Heat burner starter up, but maybe less than 5 seconds then pilot turn off
Dealer can't get to it, and we are cold Ideas welcome

Atwood gas furnace
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:32 PM   #2
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There have been several discussions here recently about the furnace. Mud Dabbers making nests, water in the burner or on the circuit board are two usual causes. There is a Atwood Furnace Trouble Shooting manual located HERE that may help

Here are just a couple of recent posts on the topic.
http://www.montanaowners.com/forums/...hlight=furnace
http://www.montanaowners.com/forums/...hlight=furnace
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:35 PM   #3
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Have a 2018 3701 LK Have full tanks, hot water and gas stove works, but furnace will not run Heat burner starter up, but maybe less than 5 seconds then pilot turn off
Dealer can't get to it, and we are cold Ideas welcome

Atwood gas furnace
Thanks I checked Problem was water had somehow enter burner and holes were rusted shut Brand new 2018 unit
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:40 PM   #4
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Glad you got it solved! Luckily mine hasn't been giving us any issues yet, knock on wood! Enjoy your coach!!
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:29 PM   #5
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Thanks I checked Problem was water had somehow enter burner and holes were rusted shut Brand new 2018 unit
How can that happen on a 2018?
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:43 PM   #6
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Good question And service place could not get me in, so I fixed myself
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:43 AM   #7
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The corrosion was most likely due to condensation and over time it will cause rust and close up burner holes...
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Old 11-10-2018, 12:43 PM   #8
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Agree But this is a 2018 new unit we just bot in April And first time furnace was turned on Not to mention every wiring connection was RUSTED and I had to clean "carefully " upon reassembly

Personally I think the industry is in "sloppy gear" construction this unit had been
a nightmare on little stuff
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:17 PM   #9
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Water can get into the burner unit of your furnace if you have washed it and used high pressure to rinse it. It can also get into the unit if it has rained hard, with high winds and the unit was sitting outside either at the plant waiting for delivery to the dealer, at the dealer waiting to be purchased, or just sitting at your location. If you ever take it in to have it washed or wash it yourself also be sure you don't spray water into the cooling vents on the refrigerator. You can really mess up the board on it by getting it wet.
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:41 PM   #10
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Did you make sure it worked when you did your PDI before you took it off the lot?
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:20 AM   #11
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No and my mistake.
It is just disheartening that the issues we have experienced ( and I'm sure others have as well) could have , in my opinion been eliminated if there were a better system of quality control and care in the process . Mine is but a drop in the bucket of the issues I have read, so it's not a one off situation. There is no excuse for shoddy workmanship, and these type of issues. I have to wonder if ANYONE has every driven their unit off the lot , like you would with a $70,000 car, and not had similar issues Oh well, on to the next adventure
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:04 AM   #12
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I don’t know what type of issues you have had but it would be hard to blame the factory for water in the furnace when it couldn’t have been in it when built. I’m not minimizing the other problems you have had or saying there is some quality control at the factory.
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:09 AM   #13
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:12 AM   #14
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Thank you for everyone's helpful responses We look forward to getting on the road and living the life I'm just so glad we were not on the road when these things happened I guess some things were meant to be
Thanks again to all for your help
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:19 AM   #15
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Now get out and enjoy your new camper.
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:51 AM   #16
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When mine stopped it was the middle of January and in sub freezing temps.
You are lucky.

FWIW, mine was a wasp issue and a clogged jet on the burner.
Those wasp covers are priceless!
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