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Old 12-03-2016, 07:59 PM   #1
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Atwood furnace reset.

I learned something very important last night and today. We had a troublesome night with our Atwood furnace going completely dead, and extremely cold weather on the horizon. It was dead dead. Thermostat would click but furnace did nothing. Waited for soft and did a hard reset, nothing. Checked fuse, it was good.

I called the dealer, Big Sky RV in Bozeman MT., 4.5 hours and 2 mountain passes away, and Chris in service told me about another reset I don't remember reading about in the manual.

The 377RLBH does not have outside access to the furnace, which sits on a shelf above the water heater, behind the water control panel. There is a breaker switch on the top. That evidently is super double secret.

Start with the thermostat turned off. I had to remove all of the panels on that side. This is good because now i know where to install the ems when it gets ordered. All of the air ducts may not have had to be removed, but I did as they twist on and off. Follow the wires back and there is the switch. Click it on and off. Off is the side without the ridge, and has more of a click, like a breaker. Leave it off for at least 30 seconds. Turn the thermostat on and hopefully yours will turn on like ours did.

Now the fun of reassembly.



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Old 12-04-2016, 08:45 AM   #2
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Thanks for the sharing the double secret switch location! Kinda reminds me of the secret shut off for the ice maker under the kitchen sink. Why do they hide these things and not tell anyone where they hid them?


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Old 12-04-2016, 09:15 AM   #3
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Makes life interesting?
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Old 12-04-2016, 01:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for the sharing the double secret switch location! Kinda reminds me of the secret shut off for the ice maker under the kitchen sink. Why do they hide these things and not tell anyone where they hid them?


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Way too interesting. We were planning on winterizing if it didn't work. Then dewinterizing in a few weeks when we head south.

It was a bit of work to fix, but I prefer to learn to do it myself and be as self sufficient as possible.


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Old 12-06-2016, 04:03 PM   #6
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Aannnnndddd at 10 degrees the furnace becomes inoperable. It hit -6 and two heaters underneath kept the pipes open, plus the tank valves had a piece of insulation over the top so they won't open. Pink stuff in the. tanks. so hopefully they don't freeze.


Decided to winterize and temporarily take advantage of the house we are staying at. We hope to get it to the dealer soon so we can head south as soon as we are ready.

sigh...


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Old 12-06-2016, 05:27 PM   #7
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Thank you for sharing about this hidden reset.
doubly sorry to hear of additional/continuation of the problem.

Given this information, when time permits I will take a look and check my furnace out to see if it has the same or similar set up. If so, (based on the picture you provided) I will take the secret switch out of its location and do what is necessary to relocate it to an outer panel so it is easier to get to.
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Thanks for pointing out the reset. Have reset ours again did you find a further problem with your furnace that was causing reset to go?
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Old 12-31-2016, 03:34 PM   #9
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Any further info on your furnace failure would be appreciated. Ours seems to be experiencing similar intermittent stoppage. Heater quits. Let sit for hour or so then reset thermostat and all is well again for awhile. Wasn't aware of the switch either. Thanks for the info.
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Old 12-31-2016, 04:05 PM   #10
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We are not sue yet. It is scheduled to go in for warranty service as soon asnthe roade clear up and we can make the drive. I will definately post when we find anything out. We had to winterkize and moveninto a family home.


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