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My carbon monoxide alarm went off after using the heater. I…

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My carbon monoxide alarm went off after using the heater. I have shut the propane off but the red light Indicator on the panel is blinking

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Drivers side door??

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Jayco 2018 class c redhawk motorhome

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RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 1 year ago
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RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 1 year ago

So it is possible when you turn the heater on the DC voltage is dropping off because a motor pulls more amps then the lights etc. I would go to the battery with a volt meter and ensure the voltage is not dropping under 12 volts, the LP detector is very sensitive to low DC voltage so if the voltage was dropping off then it can cause issues.

OF course there could be a problem with the furnace, if the exhaust was getting inside the RV it can cause the detector to trip. If the furnace has not been used all summer then you might have dust in the ducting but normally you would smell that.

AS far as the flashing light I assume this is from the circuit board, most have a flashing light that gives a generic code, the light would flash repeating in a 3 second period, normally 1-4 flashes in that 3 second interval.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Robert, I’m very non-mechanical. Should I just only use the heater to warm up then shut down and turn the propane off? This is a rented RV and I really know nothing about heating systems
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