I recently picked up a 2000 FWC Grandby that I've been loving. The furnace, however, has been a bit of an enigma. The fan starts, but the spark and fire of the propane heat has been intermittent at best.
After some digging, I noticed that the anticipator wire on the thermostat was fried, enough to where when you clicked the heat on, the wire would glow red hot and smoke. I figured "maybe it's a problem with an old t-stat"... so I bought the newer Dometic branded exact replaced off Amazon.
Today, I installed the new thermostat and instantly fried the anticipator wire in half. The furnace still kicks on (which is surprising), but the anticipator wire and metal arm on the thermostat are red-hot... enough to burn your finger on touch.
Does anyone here have any suggestions on what might be causing the short? (I assume somewhere wires are shorting but don't know where to start looking.)
Attached is a photo of the old friend thermostat anticipator wire.
Edited by FiveMileFWC, 21 October 2020 - 12:46 AM.