RV Furnace Gas Valve Solenoid Failure

RV Furnace Gas Valve Solenoid Failure

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Certified Mobile RV Technician, Darren Koepp, shows you how to listen to the noises your RV furnace is making to help determine what piece is causing the problem. Watch as he walks you through his process to determine the gas valve solenoids were the issue on this RV furnace.

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  1. Jeffrey Engle on November 21, 2021 at 12:58 am

    So if I get ignition, everything is working to the Point of ignition, but I’m getting no gas….. If the sale switch and high limiter switch are working then I should get ignition if I’m thinking correctly so ignition points to gas valve or solenoid if I’m getting ignition.?

  2. Rodney Newman on November 21, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Maybe you can help me. I have a Atwood furnace on my camper when it on it runs fine and puts out good heat. But as soon as it shuts off we start to smell propane in the camper.

  3. bluespinner123 on November 21, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Very cool , Thanks for a great video…Thumbs up !!!

  4. chad patterson on November 21, 2021 at 1:02 am

    I’ve replaced all three, sail, limit and igniter, nothing still, just ordered gas valve hopefully that’s it.

  5. Threemuskanukes Rule on November 21, 2021 at 1:03 am

    My furnace is sputtering. I cant figure out why

  6. Richard Mauch on November 21, 2021 at 1:04 am

    I have a water heater that works great on both 120v and LP side, but when using 120v side via heating element there is still a little bit of LP coming from valve. Is this normal or should the solenoid be checked?

  7. Charles Rose on November 21, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Excellent explanation. Thanks! 😀

  8. grey wolf living on November 21, 2021 at 1:11 am

    Don’t know if you can help me when my furnace kicks on for the first two seconds it sounds like a turbo heater then goes down to normal what should I be looking for thank you if you can help

  9. Tim Edington on November 21, 2021 at 1:12 am

    My local dealers in Casper WY say that they don’t have a source for the solenoids.

  10. Lore 353 on November 21, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Do you have a video where I can see if I can fix my issue …I have a gooseneck trailer well the upstairs doesn’t blow it does but super low it does have a temswitch ..it clicks when I move it….help me out thanks by the way the livingroom works good blows heat n is good is just upstairs vent that I’m having issues with

  11. Wino Kitty on November 21, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Nice video. Just curious. If both solenoids work together and one serves as a redundancy if the other goes out, why didn’t the valve work fine with the one bad solenoid?

  12. Fred Hinck on November 21, 2021 at 1:13 am

    You should put all this great info on a storage medium and market it. Many times there isn’t internet or cell service in campgrounds, yet people have devices to access it.

  13. Matt Kendall on November 21, 2021 at 1:14 am

    Thanks for making this video! It was very helpful for me to fix the heater in my travel trailer!

  14. Dom Albe on November 21, 2021 at 1:14 am

    Triple thumbs up, Daryl and Dakota…Awesome video.

  15. Tom Crombie on November 21, 2021 at 1:14 am

    Great video, but…..we get blower, ticking and heat, but after heat the blower doesn’t turn off. Could it be a time relay issue?

  16. J Dub on November 21, 2021 at 1:15 am

    What if you turn on the gas and immediately begin smelling gas?

  17. R D on November 21, 2021 at 1:17 am

    I believe that’s my issue with my hot water tank.

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  19. Andres Gamero on November 21, 2021 at 1:22 am

    great video! just subscribed! I have a atwood heater model#AFMD30121
    the heater turns on for 5 seconds then shuts down. any professional advice would be great.

  20. Rob Cable on November 21, 2021 at 1:22 am

    What if no click?

  21. Oogie Boogie on November 21, 2021 at 1:25 am

    im getting propane smell from my furnace exhaust without turning the furnace on – in fact it has not been on in months.

  22. Kevin Vezina on November 21, 2021 at 1:25 am

    A great video…I hear the big click,then the small quick clicking,I smell lp but no ignition.Supposedly the board was just replaced…it does look new…Would you swap out the igniter???

  23. Maurice-Eric Rancourt on November 21, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Thank you.

  24. Richard Nowakowski on November 21, 2021 at 1:28 am

    My furnace lights and then about 10 seconds later it shuts down. Any ideas?

  25. Daniel Balfour on November 21, 2021 at 1:29 am

    So question: 12VDC / 0.5A = 25 Ohms (You said 40). Is 25 Ohms the failure threshold then? Also, you mention in the video that you’re reading off a "ground reference". You aren’t actually referencing ground itself. You are taking an Ohms reading between the negative TERMINAL (which happens to have a ground lead connected to it) and the positive one. I’ve seen where the spade connector on the wire was corroded and so I disconnect these and take readings off the actual terminals.

  26. Met Rodgers on November 21, 2021 at 1:29 am

    How did you get 40 ohms of resistance from 12V and .5Amps? I thought that to get R you would divide V by A, which using these numbers, gave me 24. How did you manage to get 40?

  27. Former Marine on November 21, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Another outstanding video on troubleshooting!

  28. Joe Byrd on November 21, 2021 at 1:31 am

    You really are my hero. I have been a maintenance technician for a few decades now and I learn something from every one of your videos. I have never seen any videos that covers everything in detail the way you do. I am happy that you have a son to pass all your knowledge along to.

  29. jose penado on November 21, 2021 at 1:32 am

    That’s a lot explaining thanks

  30. Mike Edwards on November 21, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Hey … Thank you for this video!!!

    I was dealing with a Atwood HE-0601 refrigerator. When running on gas the fridge was stopping on an increasing basis. By stopping, I’m saying that inside the trailer the fridge control panel was showing a gas error (both the gas and error were lit up and it was beeping) .. and there was no flame. For months all we had to do was turn the fridge off and restart it. However, on the last day of our vacation (a week ago) … it failed/errored … and we could not get it to restart. Thankfully, all we had to do was leave the fridge closed and head for home (a couple hours earlier than planned).

    In my research (lots of it) … your video taught me how to troubleshoot. The Solenoid on my fridge ‘looks’ identical to the ones in this video. They tested with 42 Ohms. The gas valve … using air … was clogged. I then took apart the Solenoid “valve” that’s in the gas valve and tested the Solenoid (using a 12v battery) with only the ‘plunger’ in it … things were moving fine. So, I cleaned the plunger/valve with alcohol … put it back together and it’s now running like new.

    So … not a Solenoid failure … but you pointed me to the problem. Thought I’d share in case this helps others.

    Thank you!

    Ps … I know Atwood is bought by Dometic & it’s going to get more difficult to get parts … where can I get one of those Solenoids before I can’t anymore. I was researching and I only found one place on eBay but the price is high

  31. Ray Butt on November 21, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Hi can you give me some idea on what could be wrong with my RV furnace It will only start up at 72 degrees F and just keep on running and will not shut off unless I turn down the thermostat then it shuts of but will not come back on until I turn it back up on 72 again. Any help would be appreciated
    Thank you

  32. Stealth Outdoors Living Ontario on November 21, 2021 at 1:35 am

    You sound like Ben Shapiro

  33. Kevin Swaney on November 21, 2021 at 1:35 am

    My senior parents had an Amana AMES801205DX (6 rollers) installed several months ago.  Unfortunately they were having problems with the noise.   It kept starting and stopping.   The service company said they screwed up and installed too big of furnace.   They replaced it with a smaller furnace,  AMESA0604DX (3 rollers).

    I tried to find the prices for both of them,  but I didn’t have any luck.  I would assume my parents should receive a refund since the replacement is smaller.   Any feedback you could provide would be greatly appreciated. 



  34. Ray Chambers on November 21, 2021 at 1:35 am

    are the solenoids standard across all furnaces ?

  35. zachary bullfinch on November 21, 2021 at 1:37 am

    Hey. You vid helped. Turns out the furnace was getting weak power under load. Got heat now – Thanks !

  36. Anthony S on November 21, 2021 at 1:41 am

    Thanks for the info on this im currently having the issue with my furnace but I have the igniter tick and I smell LP out of the exhaust but still not firing i can hear the solenoid click spark looks strong. Is it possible that the gas valve just isn’t opening enough?

  37. Brian K on November 21, 2021 at 1:43 am

    So valuable and money-saving information. Thank you!

  38. SolarDrew on November 21, 2021 at 1:43 am

    I have click click click. And I smell propane out the tail. It doesn’t sound like it lights and I don’t feel any heat at all. The. It shuts down. What’s next? I don’t see any obstructions with a flashlight from the outside. Any help appreciated.

  39. Rick p on November 21, 2021 at 1:44 am

    thanks to show simple way to test these! another option to check why I’m having intermittent issues ?

  40. Jeremy Franklin on November 21, 2021 at 1:45 am

    You my friend are an absolute lifesaver, this was exactly my problem, thank you so much, your videos are a great asset!

  41. TheBaron97 on November 21, 2021 at 1:48 am

    Very good video! Thanks.

  42. sammy stephens on November 21, 2021 at 1:48 am

    Great video. Much help. Thanks

  43. David Haviland on November 21, 2021 at 1:48 am

    Looks like the same valve/solenoid that is in the Suburban water heater!

  44. demitrius callahan on November 21, 2021 at 1:48 am

    I have a unit that the fan does not come on unless I hot wire it and I do not hear the solenoid click

  45. trev on November 21, 2021 at 1:48 am

    does steam boiler gas control valves (ones with pilot light) have a fan inside? everything works but the gas valve make a fan hiting something sound.

  46. AACE on November 21, 2021 at 1:49 am

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  47. William Arnold on November 21, 2021 at 1:49 am

    Informative Video.

  48. Carey Johnson on November 21, 2021 at 1:53 am

    Thank you I know your video was one-year back but it it help me today thank you

  49. Earl Daly on November 21, 2021 at 1:55 am

    Where your master plumbers license number on truck

  50. Les Yates on November 21, 2021 at 1:56 am

    Very helpful video but I’m still stuck. When I apply 12v directly to the valve it opens and after turning on the propane gas will flow through the open valve. When I disconnect the 12v the valve closes and gas stops. However, when I reconnect the 12v with gas turned on, the valve "clicks" but gas will not flow. If I disconnect the gas, the valve opens and closes. My new gas valve operates the same as the old. A real mystery to me!