It doesn’t matter whether your furrion oven is made by Domestic, Magic Chef, or Suburban; if you don’t know where to begin, furrion oven troubleshooting can be a real headache. Fortunately, there are several easy things you may do that may just prevent you from having to go to the mechanic — and from having to pay for dinner as well.
The solution you’re searching for will be dependent on the problem you’re experiencing – such as the pilot flame dying out on you or not lighting at all – and will be different for each person. You’ll find solutions to these and other frequent furrion oven problems in this section.
When you’re getting ready for supper, the last thing to be considered is troubleshooting the furrion oven, but when the moment comes and something goes wrong, that’s exactly what you’ll find yourself doing. I’ve spared you the time and effort of searching through furrion forums for solutions to your oven problems, allowing you to get back to the kitchen sooner rather than later.
Reasons a propane oven doesn’t stay lit
Propane heaters are a dependable and cost-effective solution to keep any room comfortable. They can, however, experience problems from time to time, just like any other machine. Unfortunately, there will be occasions when the propane heater will simply not stay lit for whatever reason. What should you do if your propane heater would not stay turned on?
In many cases, when a propane heater won’t stay lit, it’s because the propane heater detects that the flame is malfunctioning in some way, which triggers the propane heater’s safety mechanisms, which causes it to shut down. It is possible that the problem is due to a genuine malfunction, or that there is a problem with the sensor. Check to see if the sensor device is two – thirds of the way engulfed by the flame, or try cleaning the sensor device with sandpaper to see if this is the case. This may help to resolve the issue that you are experiencing with your propane heater.
The majority of propane heater issues may be traced back to a faulty pilot light. The pilot light on your gas heater should be visible through a small window or aperture near the control knob if your heater has a freestanding pilot light. The pilot should be approximately an inch high and predominantly blue in color. Unless the pilot tube is flickering or split or is small and orange or yellow in color, it is necessary to clean it. You may clean it out by first shutting off the gas and then carefully putting a needle into the top of the tube with your finger.
It is also possible that a draft will create issues with the propane heater pilot, with which case the best course of action is to locate and remove the source of the draft. Another possibility is that the thermocouple is the root of the issue. The thermocouple is a heat-sensitive protective measure that inhibits the production of unburned gas from a combustion chamber or boiler.
During the initial flame of the pilot, the thermocouple is heated, signalling the valve to remain open and maintain the pilot lit as well as the propane heater operating properly. If the thermocouple is placed too far away from the flame, it can trigger the pilot to go out and the propane heater to shut off; however, this can be readily remedied by relocating the thermocouple nearer to the fire.
It is also possible that the thermocouple has become worn out, in which case it will need to be replaced. Replacement: Purchase a new one, unclip the bulb, disconnect the wire from the gas valve, and carefully remove the old one before installing the new one in the same location. As a safety precaution, always cut the power.
A problem with the electronic spark mechanism could be the source of the problem. When the blower is turned on, you should see a flame in the burner chamber. If you don’t have one, you can obtain an electrical diagram of the equipment, which is normally included with the owner’s manual, and use it to determine the source of the problem.
Alternatively, if the propane heater flashes but does not light, it is possible that the gas cylinder supplying it is empty or that the gas has been turned off. Double-check for accuracy, and if the problem persists, gently wipe the gas valve with a needle to ensure it is clean.
Lighting a furrion camper oven
For your stove, press down on the knob and turn it to the flame pre-set. Keep pressing and holding the knob while pressing and holding the start button. You should hear a clicking sound, and the flame should begin to burn. After the light is turned on, turn the knob to the desired range. Repeat the procedure for each burner.
For the oven, Press down on the knob and turn it to the flame settings. Keep pressing and holding the knob while pressing and holding the start button. You will hear a clicking in the back of the oven, and after the pilot light is turned on, you will see a faint blue flame. Allow it to burn for approximately 30 seconds before rotating it to broil to ensure that flames are visible throughout the ring. If everything appears good, turn the knob to the appropriate oven temperature.
When you first turn on your devices on the first day of the trip, it will take longer for them to come to life because the gas will have to travel further to reach the oven. Additionally, every time you replace your LP tank, you will have to press for a significantly longer period of time. It can take between 30 – 60 seconds for your pilot to light. It is critical that the pilot becomes sufficiently hot once it has ignited in order to maintain its hold.
How a thermocouple is replaced on an RV oven
First, after turning off the gas supply to the oven, remove the thermocouple that has become faulty. Install the new thermocouple in the same location as the old one by screwing it into place. Keep close eye on the clips that keep the thermocouple in place while removing and putting them back on.
You’ll also need a few simple tools to complete both chores, including a small flexible screw, a small screwdriver, or a flashlight. Keeping your family safe first is paramount, thus the first action is to shut off the gas flow to the oven by finding and shutting off the valve supplying gas to it.
1. Depress the gas pedal until it stops working
On the major gas pipeline, which connects to the oven’s regulator gas valve, you’ll find it labelled. It has a schematic with an open/close button. Simply rotate it such that it is parallel to the main pipe and you’re done.
Locate the gas regulator for the oven next. In the rear of the gas oven, there is a square metal unit with a handle on it. If you follow the main gas pipeline into the back of the building, you’ll eventually locate it.
2. Disconnect the old thermocouple by finding it and pulling it out
An octagonal copper tube with a tiny nut at one end connects it to the regulator. In the oven’s body, it runs down the wall. Disconnect the copper tubing from the gas valve after loosening the nut with the wrench. Remove the screws holding the thermocouple in place using the screwdriver at this point. The clip should be carefully removed before being disconnected.
3. The thermocouple should be installed now
Make sure there is no debris or filth left on the old thermocouple before replacing it with a new one. Replace the screws and tighten them again.
When purchasing a new thermocouple, make sure to have the old one on hand. Then, by tightening the nut on the copper tubing, reattach it to the regulator unit. RV ovens are, of course, primarily powered by propane, but many of them also have automated igniters and display screens that run on electricity as well. This isn’t an issue if you’re linked to shore power, though.
How you can easily know if your RV oven fuse is blown
The main fuse box in the RV should be located if the RV oven would not light and any electrical controls are not operating properly. Then you’ll need to find the suitable fuse for the oven. Disconnect the fuse and inspect it for any black markings or clearly damaged connections inside the fuse before replacing it.
Purchase a new one with the same size and install it in its place if it is plainly blown. A blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker is frequently the cause of malfunctioning appliances such as the oven, stove, or clock outlet. Fortunately, as seen in the paragraph above, it is simple to identify.
In this troubleshooting article, we looked at how to ignite the pilot light on an RV oven as well as what to do if your RV oven won’t turn on at all.
The methods for resetting and replacing the thermocouple in your RV oven were also covered. In the final section, we discussed how to determine if the fuse in your RV’s oven has been blown.