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Old 04-22-2015, 06:52 AM   #1
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Worried about breaking the furnace on/off switch...jayco jayflight

During walkthrough I remember the guy warned me about this
That was weeks ago...noticed last night (at home) the furnace was on so I turned off the gas (shouldht have been on) and turned that little black switch on the furnace control box to off...it takes a little force to turn off/on alright

Im worried im gonna break this...has anyone broken one of these?
Is there a trick to switching this, do I pull it one way and then slide it on or off?? Was hard to see as it is buried behind a slideout and I cant slide it out at home.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:19 AM   #2
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If your talking about the thermostat yes, I agree, it's hard to adjust. I'm thinking of just replacing it.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:22 AM   #3
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We weren't shown the off on switch during our PDI. The first time we tried to turn on the furnace we pushed and pushed till we thought we would push the thermostat off the wall. We were about to give up and call the dealer when we saw the tiny Heat or Cool letters. I gave it one more try and it popped really loud but did not break (of course, this being the first time using the furnace, even with the door and windows open the smoke alarm went off). Still, after some use, the switch is still hard to slide. Welcome to Forum and have fun with your Jayco.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:30 AM   #4
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I've taken the thing apart. The little black arm you use to adjust it rides on a metal bar that has a ridge ( I know I'm not making any sense here). Anyway, to answer your question you should not break it. Your finger tip, however, will hurt.
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Agreed, the switch is very difficult to move and your fingers will hurt, but don't believe you will break it (your finger or the switch).
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:13 PM   #6
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It's these little things that keeps me scratching my head... It's not specifically Jayco’s fault except for the fact that they scoured the market to find the absolute cheapest thermostat out there.
No, it's the thermostat manufacturer. Wouldn't you think someone in the design department would say "hey, this hurts could there be another way to make it"?
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:27 PM   #7
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LOL
I can take pain, sore fingers
I can NOT take a broken on/off furnace switch at 2am when its 50 degrees and 3 days left in the trip...
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:50 PM   #8
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I replaced mine with a digital one. Much nicer and you can put on a timer so it saves when you're not there.

http://www.rverscorner.com/hunterstat.htm

Mine is newer than this but gives a good idea of how to wire.
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Old 04-23-2015, 08:00 PM   #9
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Yep, broke mine. Had it replaced. The new one is much easier to operate.
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:22 PM   #10
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I can see an occasional screw-up with a random part, but seems more like a systematic problem. In fact the Jayco dude during the walkthrough warned me that it is difficult. There are no excuses!
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