Asked by: Socorro Villa
asked in category: General Last Updated: 17th May, 2020

What does a sail switch do on a RV furnace?

Sail switches find application in the detection of fluid flow and measurement of fan speeds. A sail switch might be used to protect a fan forced pellet stove,central heating system, electric heating element from being energized before the air flow from the blower is established.

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Then, can you bypass a sail switch?

Sounds like a bad sail switch. The sail switch senses that the fan is running, if it isn't then it shuts down before opening the propane valve. Find the sail switch, bypass it with a jumper and see if it will run though the entire startup process. If it does then the sail switch is bad.

One may also ask, how do I reset my propane furnace? Once the gas has had time to dissipate, turn the knob to "Pilot." Then, hold down the "Reset" button and bring the flame of a long lighter close to the pilot light opening. This should light the furnace pilot light. Once you are sure the pilot light is on, release your pressure on the reset button.

Similarly one may ask, how do I turn on my RV furnace?

The main shutoff valve is usually located at the Propane Tanks. To turn on your RV Furnace, you will use your RV's Thermostat. Make sure that the thermostat is set to heat and adjust it to the desired temperature and the furnace or furnaces should automatically kick on and off to maintain the proper temperature.

What is ignition lockout fault?

Ignition Lockout Fault----------------3 flashes with 3-second pause. You are having an ignition lockout fault. That would mean that the electronics is not detecting a flame that MAY be there. Maybe a bad ground. Or, the sparking you hear may not be taking place at the place it should be.

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