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Hi
I was wondering if anyone can help me with the following problem.
1998 Auto Trail Scout Fiat Ducato
Is fitted with Gas and Electric blow heater,my gas heating is working perfect,but for some reason my electric heating isnt,its blowing out ok,but has stopped blowing out hot air,im just hoping its a fuse or something easy to fix, but dont know where to start looking for fuses etc.
All help with thanks.
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Have you checked the Sargant panel and turned the thermostat up?
Does it make any difference which wattage setting is selected?
In your wardrobe locker is the switch marked "ultra heat" switched on?
Is the light on the switch on?
Are there any breakers tripped? They will probably be in your wardrobe.
Is any other mains equipment such as your dimable lights not working?

Try these questions out and let us know how you get on.

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clodhopper2006 said:
Have you checked the Sargant panel and turned the thermostat up?
Does it make any difference which wattage setting is selected?
In your wardrobe locker is the switch marked "ultra heat" switched on?
Is the light on the switch on?
Are there any breakers tripped? They will probably be in your wardrobe.
Is any other mains equipment such as your dimable lights not working?

Try these questions out and let us know how you get on.

Bob
Many thanks for all your replies and help.
As you said not all the above apply on my van.
Dimmer lights working fine and everything else is working,all trips are fine,light on the electric switch are on.

Its def gas and electric blow heater.
Was using the electric blower heater,then the next day it just wouldnt work.
Cheers
Garry
 

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Is the heater a Carver unit maybe a 3000s ? if so the blown air may come from Fanmaster unit on the back...the overheat may have tripped out and needs re-setting or the circuit board needs replacing

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hi garry,
in our same year old caravan it did the same thing , solution on the back of the fire/blown air unit was a reset button that is what you need to find, have you tried calling auto trail to ask were it is, or removed the fire front to clean it and have a look ther is should be handy.
hope this helps.

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No reply on whether you have a carver fanmaster ...but
I am posting an exploded view of a Fanmaster which is mounted onto the back of the heater unit....if you have one the reset button is operated by pressing the button on the plastic cover shown at No.3 .
As you look at the front of the heater it is on the back, on the left about 6-8 inches down.

Best of luck

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Many thanks to everyone for their replies and kind help.
I cant try any of the above at this moment as i havnt the space to get my camper near my house to plug it into the electric, but hoping to try it on Monday,so will keep you all updated then.
Cant thank you all enough for your help.
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Hi Garry,

If it is a Carver Fanmaster you have, do you have a control panel with five options running top to bottom to control which mode you are in?

There is a known 'fault' with this unit which is even in the Carver instructions. The multi-pin connector which goes into the back of the unit can come slightly loose over time and just needs to be pushed firmly back into place. This happened to me, I merely removed the cover to the panel which is in my wardrobe and pushed the connector firmly and hey presto.

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First off i would like to thank everyone for taking the time to reply to my problem, i cant thank you all enough.

Well got my motorhome plugged into electric mains today,first thing i tried was the button in the rear of the heater as explained by "Spykal",thanks for the drawing illustration as it made finding the button easier as its hid away,i couldn't see it but felt it,pressed the button and by magic the Electric heater was back in full swing and working order.
Getting my heater fixed has made my dayyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

Thank you all.
Garry
 

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Hi Garry

Great to hear that it is now working, I am glad we have been a help ... I have another tip too...to stop it happening again: When you want switch off the electric heating set the blown air to "Fan" for a while that will allow some time to cool down the heater elements and stop it tripping out.


Mike
 
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