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#1 UmkaAndHawk

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 03:28 AM

Took a brand new hawk shell out today for a maiden voyage as a warming hut after snow showing.
Light the furnace and it ticks and turns on and blows and then shuts off. I could feel hot air blowing out the exhaust and hear the burning propane but it wouldn’t stay lit.

It was getting power. Than fan was blowing plenty, the battery plenty charged. The furnace was lighting. Just as soon as it lit it it would shut off again.

Inside he top was down, but he side window open a bit as well as a roof vent.

There was some breeze, enough that I tried blocking it, while outside, thinking it was being blown out. Is this a problem people have encountered?

Brought it home and it works perfectly. Is it set too sensitive to air pressure? Any experience welcome.
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Posted 02 March 2020 - 04:15 AM

Brand new? Probably needed to prime the line by leaving it run a bit longer. Actually, I'd have lit the stove and let it run for a minutes, both burners, if you have a stove. If it's new and never used it'll take a bit.
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#3 longhorn1

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 11:36 AM

Did you light the stove first. My dealer instructed me to light the stove first, that is the first time using the propane and after changing the tank each time. Make sure when you turn your tank on that you turn the knob very slowly. If that doesn't solve the issue contact your dealer or FWC. On Facebook Four Wheel Camper Owners, Stan Kennedy has posted a video on the furnace.

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#4 UmkaAndHawk

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 01:41 PM

Thanks for replying. Furnace, not stove. And it worked as expect before and after driving up to the mountains.
This shutting off behavior happen over a ten minute or more period.

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 03:09 PM

Thanks for replying. Furnace, not stove. And it worked as expect before and after driving up to the mountains.
This shutting off behavior happen over a ten minute or more period.

Check you thermostat...if you can cross the wires .


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#6 longhorn1

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 06:10 PM

Realize it is the furnace. However, it is recommended to light the stove the first time you use the propane in a new camper and when you change out the propane tank.

Thanks for replying. Furnace, not stove. And it worked as expect before and after driving up to the mountains.
This shutting off behavior happen over a ten minute or more period.


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#7 Stan@FourWheel

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 07:51 PM

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Send me an e-mail request to ...   stan@fourwh.com

 

 

I can send you some video links on thing to check & adjust.

 

 

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 10:34 PM

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Send me an e-mail request to ...   stan@fourwh.com

 

 

I can send you some video links on thing to check & adjust.

 

 

Thanks

 

Stan, if those are not in the pinned “Ultimate Furnace Thread”, it might be beneficial to add them.


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Posted 03 March 2020 - 03:13 AM

I was having a problem with my furnace in my 2019 Hawk. It worked the first few times I used it and then wouldn't the next time. I watched all of Stan's videos and went thru step by step. It turned out to be the sail switch was stuck. Swatch the videos and I bet you'll figure it out.


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Posted 04 March 2020 - 02:10 PM

Stan...I mailed...hoping for those videos! Thanks,
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