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First timer and no heat
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December 9, 2017
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Hi folks – I have a retro 155, 3 yrs old, but I’ve only owned it 6 months.  Since I live in Alabama I never planned to ever use the heat, but since we’ve had our second snow in 10 years, I figured I’d check and see if the heat actually works in this thing.  I was told it did when I bought it, but I never have tried it.  So today, I a) plugged in electrical power, b) turned the propane on, c) tuned the wall thermostat to as far right as possible (warmer), and d) turned the “master” switch on right inside the door.

I figured that was all I’d need to do.  It was 31 degrees in there when I started at 0900 in the morning.  Now, an hour later, it’s 32 degrees – so obviously the heater is no kicking on.  Any suggestions on something I missed?  Thanks in advance!

 

Bert 

December 10, 2017
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Is your propane on? Valves by the propane all on? Is your battery charged? Does the fan kick on when you move the thermostat to the right?

December 11, 2017
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Yes, I did turn the propane tank valve on.  The battery wouldn’t need to be charged since I plugged in the camper power with an extension cord to my house.  But the fan never does kick on.  I know the propane is working because the burners do light.  Any ideas?

January 18, 2018
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Was wondering the same? What did you do?

January 18, 2018
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Ronald – I did this and it fixed my problem.  I went out circuit breaker by circuit breaker and pulled them out an re-seated them, and nothing was happening, then when I got to the very last one, that was labeled “air conditioner,” and reseated it and BAM the heater fan popped right on, even though the circuit breaker was not blown, heat started up big time.

As best as I can guess, the heater and AC are on the same circuit and somewhere along the line when I was trying to get the heater to come on, maybe it must’ve timed out somehow.  And by pulling out the circuit breaker it reset.  Man did it heat things up!

 

Bert 

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