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RE: Water hose stuck on side of trailer..

Crummy china metal. I thought i was buying the better quality item. Should have gone with plastic I guess. I’m not good with pictures on forums as I don’t think its a cut and paste job. But i just took a sandwich baggie, cut off the zip lock part to make it mor pliable, and twisted a rubber band around the baggie. Cut a little opening at the top and poured in vinegar. Vinegar level is about halfway up the connection which i think is fine. I will try twisting it maybe tomorrow.
groundhogy 04/21/22 05:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Need help finding an interior wall outlet...

OP: Yes, once i pulled the outlet out, I discovered that almost all if the black char was in the blades of the outlet. The wires appear to be in very good shape. The manufacturer allowed plenty of extra line to pull out the box. My first thought was to find a good screw outlet with the wings (pawls). I spent a good amount of time and could not find this critter. I did manage to find an original style outlet so I ordered that. I will just let it bite in about 1/2 inch away from the original bite location. How does that sound?
groundhogy 04/21/22 05:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Water hose stuck on side of trailer..

Trying the baggie, rubberband, filled with vinegar idea first
groundhogy 04/20/22 04:48pm Tech Issues
Need help finding an interior wall outlet...

Hi and thanks for reading my post. I have a wall outlet that went bad in my airstream bathroom. It's an odd bird. Looks like this one on ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/255001978758?hash=item3b5f4d6786:g:Oi4AAOSwc9Rdtdzn The 120 volt line travels right through the thing. It is never cut in two. The installer just splays the three wires and presses them down into those knives that cut through the insulation and bite the wires. There is also the two wings that spring out and grip the back of the "wall" when you mount the thing. MY PROBLEM: Mine is charred. I need a replacement. But, wont I have to cut the bad section of wire out? THis will leave me with a non-continuous line. So I am looking for the same exact type of outlet (with wings), except with screw terminals?
groundhogy 04/20/22 01:25pm Tech Issues
Water hose stuck on side of trailer..

Hi and thanks for reading. We were in Arizona. I think the water there has alot of disolved minerals. Like when you wash your vehicle, you need vinegar in the water because this hard white stuff is left behind when it dries. Anyway, i could not unscrew the hose end from the RV, so I just cut the hose and left it in place. Anybody have suggestions on how to loosen it up? Thanks, gh
groundhogy 04/16/22 01:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic/Atwood Furnace AFMD30... grrr cntl board

And how this Tstat problem decided to give me BS EXACTLY at the same time I was cleaning lint out of the air slats.. IDK
groundhogy 03/08/22 01:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic/Atwood Furnace AFMD30... grrr cntl board

SOLVED: It was the thermostat. Now.. one of the first things I did was bypass the Tstat by shorting those two wires together. So..?? But here's what pointed me back at the thermostat. I drove the truck around next to the furnace. Got out the jumper cables. I injected my own fake 12v call signal to the control board. Saw a spark and the fan popped on. I removed the fake 12v. Furnace left blower on for about 1 minute and back off. So I pulled the Tstat (2-wire plus some anticipator thing that I didn't think I used.) and started trying to figure out this chinese puzzle of little contacts and plates. Turns out the antipator is in the circuit. The anticipator looks like a little round circle of (thermal?) wire with a little arm that you can put at any position around the circle to create different ... anticipation times. This little arm needs to be ON the wire circle. NOT in the parked neutral position. Somehow the little arm ... maybe vibration?...had gotten to the parked position. The continuity back to the furnace seems to go through the anticipator.
groundhogy 03/08/22 01:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic/Atwood Furnace AFMD30... grrr cntl board

Dougrainer: Ok will look at that. Also I called Dinosar. He also said the12v on the separate wire is to power the fan. He agreed that the PC board drawing down the 12v without some part on the board shows high resistance in that line. I will also check the 12v fuse box for corrosion.
groundhogy 03/07/22 10:40am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic/Atwood Furnace AFMD30... grrr cntl board

Yes. The one in the water heater was harvested from my last Suburban furnace. I had to cut that resistor lead when i installed it in the water heater.
groundhogy 03/06/22 08:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic/Atwood Furnace AFMD30... grrr cntl board

I do have a dinosaur board in the water heater
groundhogy 03/06/22 05:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic/Atwood Furnace AFMD30... grrr cntl board

Ok, I pulled the other wires off of the board - in case they were drawing down the supply voltage. The board still appears dead.
groundhogy 03/06/22 03:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic/Atwood Furnace AFMD30... grrr cntl board

Its a two wire thermostat
groundhogy 03/06/22 02:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic/Atwood Furnace AFMD30... grrr cntl board

Just shorted/bypassed the breaker switch. Nothing
groundhogy 03/06/22 01:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic/Atwood Furnace AFMD30... grrr cntl board

Schematic on pg 8 of this manual. https://forestriverinc.com/files/Component-Manuals/Heating%20-%20Air%20Conditioning/Dometic%20(Atwood)%20-%20Furnace%20Model%20AFM,%20AFMD%20Series%20Operating%20Instructions.pdf The only thing in the 12v path is the little breaker switch. Also I don’t understand how/why the thermostat wire is involved/connected in this ckt if anyone smarter than me can explain.
groundhogy 03/06/22 12:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic/Atwood Furnace AFMD30... grrr cntl board

Something in the 12v line high resistance?
groundhogy 03/06/22 12:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic/Atwood Furnace AFMD30... grrr cntl board

Second question... just appeared in my mind. How does something on that little board make big current? 12v go to zero and nothing is getting toasted?
groundhogy 03/06/22 12:44pm Tech Issues
Dometic/Atwood Furnace AFMD30... grrr cntl board

So as we discussed in another thread, i pulled the stove out and went to work cleaning lint out that may have been blocking air flow. I had complained of the flame cutting off/on during cycle. I cleaned around any slatted vents in the enclosure. I went outside, pulled the plastic cover, pulled lint out there. Also had one of those cheap $1 little paint brushes handy and used that to brush off static dust. FURNACE NO STARTY.... Today i troubleshooted it to the control board. 12v is on the wire that plugs into board. But when i attach it to the board, its zero volts. No action on the little red LED. Do you guys agree that its the board? What Dinosar board do i order?
groundhogy 03/06/22 12:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Furnace - propane stop/start during its on cycle?

Cat hair and lint blocking incoming air? Its just a bunch of slats in the furnace box
groundhogy 03/04/22 08:45pm Tech Issues
RE: GFI breaker keeps flipping..

Way8yxm... thanks. Looks like fridge not on circuit
groundhogy 03/04/22 04:37pm Tech Issues
RE: GFI breaker keeps flipping..

Gdetrailer That could also be true. I got back from Az in Jan, it was all 8 degrees at night. My poo hose froze along with the dump exit. I bought a red heat lamp and have it under the trailer. Plugged into the side outlet full time.
groundhogy 03/04/22 04:35pm Tech Issues
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