Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-10-2012, 01:21 AM   #1
Junior Member
BioMedic's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 13
Furnace cycling issue (x213)

I just had my 2012 x213 in to be service and winterized. It had developed a few problems this year: the rear slide sounded like a heard of banshees and the furnace was constantly cycling on and off.

They fixed the slide (said the bolts were loose and was slightly of the tracks). For the furnace they said there was no problem and that it was from a low battery. The problem was that the furnace would come on, with the blower, then you would hear the propane firing for a few minutes, shutting off, then firing again, while the entire time the blower would run. The atco furnace manual says see the dealer if this happens, so I did.

I called BS on their 'findings'. Primarily because it was plugged in during the last time this happened (so it should be bypassing the battery, plus the blower was on the entire time). They then tried to blame it on the propane gauge being shut off. Derp derp. I un-politely reminded them that I did not materialize the trailer into their shop, but towed it in and in doing so shut off the propane tanks.

They insisted it was the battery. I left.

Any ideas?

BioMedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 03:50 AM   #2
Senior Member
mcfarmall's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kalamazoo, West Michigan
Posts: 1,815
Sounds like the burner was short cycling because it was tripping an over-temperature limit on the heat exchanger. When the blower cooled it off the burner would fire up again. Is the return air opening free and clear and are all your registers wide open?

2006 23B Hybrid with 10k round bar WDH
2011 F150 4x4 SCREW Ecoboost, Max Tow, Integrated TBC, 3.73 LS axle, Firestone Ride Rite airbags.
mcfarmall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 04:31 AM   #3
Senior Member
tnchuck100's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sparta, TN
Posts: 1,132
It is NOT the battery. I would say you need to find a dealer that knows what he is doing. This one obviously does not.
Chuck - Sparta, TN
2012 Jay Flight 22FB, 2 x Honda EU2000i
2013 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD

EDUCATION is what you get when you read the fine print.....
EXPERIENCE is what you get when you don't.
tnchuck100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 11:00 AM   #4
Junior Member
BioMedic's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 13
All the vents were cleared from any air blockage.

I agree this is not a battery issue....and this dealer has no idea what they are doing.
BioMedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 06:03 AM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New Haven, NY
Posts: 530
I would pull the whole furnace assembly out and open it up myself. There is probably debris blocking the firing chamber or the oriface is partially plugged. I helped a buddy of mine this summer pull his furnace out and we found a piece of rust in the oriface keeping it from firing.

Of course being a new unit, I would find a better dealer to do business with. They should be fixing this under warranty for sure.

2017 28BHBE Kitchen skylight, remote control and Aluminum wheels hitched by ProPride 3P
2012 Jayco Jay Flight 26BH traded in
2013 Toyota Tundra DC 4x4, 5.7, 6 speed 4.30 gears
LiftedAWDAstro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 08:52 PM   #6
Junior Member
rwstinson's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 25
Check for a flame sensor. Electronic ignition has a safety which gets a white coating on it and does not make a strong enough signal back to the gas valve. The flame will come on for 2-5 seconds then off. Then cycle again. I imagine there is no ignition board on these small furnaces.
rwstinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 12:16 AM   #7
Junior Member
BioMedic's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 13
thanks, I'll be checking this once its spring and replacing if needed.
BioMedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 04:40 PM   #8
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Richmond B.C.
Posts: 303
Hmmmm...I too had an issue and it affected the fridge as well..I switched the propane switch valve to he other ank and it worked.
2012 Jayfeather X213
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Quad cab 4x4
Westerncanuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 08:46 AM   #9
Senior Member
Seann45's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Saskatoon Sask Canada
Posts: 8,779
Call Jayco and ask them to recommend a different dealer in your area... That will 1) get your furnace fixed and 2) get Jayco looking at that dealer as he is not doing them any favors...
2004 Chev Silverado Duramax optioned past the max. 2009 Jayco Eagle 308 RLS 765 watts of solar, 6-6 volt batteries (696 amp hour), 2000 watt (4000 surge) whole house inverter.
140 days boondocking in 2016
211/2015, 196/14, 247/13, 193/12

Seann45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 10:13 PM   #10
Senior Member
outofhere's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Greater Detroit area
Posts: 143
this problem defitnetly sounds like a flame sensor Had a old style hot water tank that would have that kind of problem

outofhere is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.