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Old 02-18-2019, 11:02 PM   #1
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More Atwood furnace woes.. ('07 escape 21 removal)

With all of the recent posts about furnace issues I figured I would test mine and sure enough it won't ignite....

I've not been able to remove my furnace to inspect it ... Even with a considerable amount of force. Am I missing something or do I need to be tuging harder at it

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Old 02-19-2019, 06:17 AM   #2
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:23 AM   #3
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I experienced the same problem. In my case it was that support board wedged and screwed down under the furnace. You upper right photo shows the board. It needed to be removed.

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Old 02-20-2019, 01:18 AM   #4
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Success!!!

Good lord that little bit of wood was not easy to get out but as soon as it was furnace pulled out easy

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I experienced the same problem. In my case it was that support board wedged and screwed down under the furnace. You upper right photo shows the board. It needed to be removed.

Photos and a more complete description can be found here.
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Old 03-05-2019, 10:33 AM   #5
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Has anyone replaced the factory Atwood 12,000 btu furnace in an Escape 21 with an Atwood 16,000 or 20,000 BTU furnace ?
I am not concerned with the increased power consumption only the heat output .
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Old 03-23-2019, 11:43 AM   #6
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I have the Atwood 8012-11 12,000 BTU furnace in my 19. Never a problem the last 5+ years. It heats just fine. Have no need to replace it. But, gawd knows, down the road, a random roll of the dice determines if you stay golden, or become a victim.

That in mind, needed to know where that sail switch others have had trouble with sits. Big shout out to Padlin for sending me this schematic, and, I post it here, for the public good...
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Old 03-23-2019, 12:20 PM   #7
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I have the Atwood 8012-11 12,000 BTU furnace in my 19. Never a problem the last 5+ years. It heats just fine. Have no need to replace it. But, gawd knows, down the road, a random roll of the dice determines if you stay golden, or become a victim.

That in mind, needed to know where that sail switch others have had trouble with sits. Big shout out to Padlin for sending me this schematic, and, I post it here, for the public good...
Myron does this mean completely removing heater ? Pat
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I removed it once, but was not looking for the sail switch, which at the time I did not even know existed.

Removal is not a job to take lightly. If you don't clearly document - label the several wires' connections you could cause yourself big trouble. Then there's the issue of re-seating the unit back in place, without binding. I never got it perfect.

Considering the sail switch location is right side rear, guessing unless your hands are super teeny-tiny, then yes.
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I removed it once, but was not looking for the sail switch, which at the time I did not even know existed.

Removal is not a job to take lightly. If you don't clearly document - label the several wires' connections you could cause yourself big trouble. Then there's the issue of re-seating the unit back in place, without binding. I never got it perfect.

Considering the sail switch location is right side rear, guessing unless your hands are super teeny-tiny, then yes.
Oh dear ! Hope not ever ! Pat
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Old 03-23-2019, 10:54 PM   #10
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The more research I do about the Atwood furnace the more I am convinced that cpaharley 2008 has the right solution . We are looking at replacing our furnace with a recessed electric wall heater with fan .
I realize that electric heat has its limitations but it is simpler and more reliable than the Atwood furnace
I have all the necessary parts on hand so my only cost is my labor
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