Hi - I am, and have, an old camper. I have done a bit of research trying to figure out a problem, but wanted to get some guidance as I've only had the camper a couple of years and I'm not too handy.
Problem: Furnace blower starts, but ignition does not occur, so sleeping in 30 degree temp wasn't much fun!
Question 1: If the gas valve is turned on at the propane tank, should I smell any gas from the exterior door area outside the camper? I do not, but wondered if that would be the case if the various components are working as designed?
Question 2: With a camper that as an exterior door access to the furnace, is the sail switch very difficult to access? (camper is physically located hours away from my home)
Question 3: Acknowledging my limited knowledge, how can i test whether the dual tank propane regulator is working properly? What type of tools would I need, or should I just replace it as it is certainly several years old.
Question 4: Can someone give me any specific instructions on how to test the 'voltage in the furnace'? I've read that I could use a multimeter (which i can probably borrow or buy) and that this furnace should be between 10.5 and 13.5 VDC - but I don't know exactly where to put the connections.
Question 5: When people write about 'blowing' out debris using a compressor - is that done only from outside the camper/around the components visible there?
Question 6: If one cause of the sail switch to not properly operate is low voltage causing a slow motor, would that as an issue be ruled out if I have a generator hooked up to the camper when attempting to run the furnace?
Thank you very much for any help!
Old & Cold