rubbery smell from traumatic gas heater

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  1. Wardleyweb

    Wardleyweb Funster

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    Does anyone else have this problem when heater is turned up high...Any ideas how to cure thanks...Dave
     
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    We do but you get used to it after a while! We've had our 2006 Hymer B564 for two years now - and it still smells rubbery when the heater is switched on.
     
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    I had that for a short time, but I discovered it was the wife's truss that had fallen behind the heater. :)
     
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    Normal operating behaviour for the Truma. Ours does it and as Geraldine said - you get used to it.
     
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    Mine is the same
     
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    Ours is the same as well - but only sometimes :)
     
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    And Mine:giggle:
     
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    And mine And mine And mine (y)
     
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    but why???
     
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    From a previous thread..http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/truma-heater-c3402.94356/#post-1138232
    check your heater details.. this is an old recall but worth checking..

    There was a recall of the c3402 sometime ago for precisely the symptoms you describe. More details can be found here including serial numbers of affected units.
    http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/safet...m?event=main.weeklyOverview&web_report_id=181

    Description: Heating appliance Truma

    Type/number of model: Heating systems, authorisation numbers:

    e1*2001/56*2004/78*0146

    e1*2001/56*2004/78*0147

    National authorisation number S 300;

    Trumatic C 3402 (E);

    Trumatic C 4002 (E),

    Trumatic C 6002 (E)

    and Trumatic C 6002 EH,


    Factory numbers:

    C …. 16 255 001 to 17 159 000

    C EH…. 15 329 001 to 17 159 000,



    Country of origin: Germany

    Fire,
    Injuries

    In pure hot water mode (summer mode), it is possible that the heating system may overheat, which in extreme cases may lead to a fire in the vehicle interior.

    A possible malfunction of the heating system can lead to the overheating of casing parts. In extreme cases, this may lead to a local fire. The thermal overload can lead to a noticeable smell developing. The manufacturer recommends not using the heating system until it has been examined.
     
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    ours too
     
  12. GJH

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    I kept forgetting about this recall but finally got round to checking this weekend. The heater works OK but, from time to time, we have detected a smell when it is in use. Although it appeared, from the serial number of our heater, that we should be OK I sent a message to Truma just to make sure. I sent the message on Saturday afternoon and received the following reply at 8:15 this morning
    Full marks to Truma for a fast response and for the detail of their reply, which gives us reassurance.
     
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    Sorry that this is a bit of a late response to this thread,,,,but mine stinks too...not always...but also seems to run fine for a while and then cut out for no apparent reason. Anyone else get these symptoms? Have to say that the smell is more than a little worrying.
     
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    Sorry to repeat this question but....my Truma Combi system seems to work fine (apart from aforementioned smell) but from time to time seems to cut out for no apparent reason. (ie red warning light comes on).
    So....any ideas why this happens?
     
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    Can I suggest calling truma if you're concerned . Their customer service us excellent (in my opinion) .. they are near Burton on Trent if you're nearby.. you could make an appt and pop in and see them
     
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    Ours does it too-we lay in bed until we smell that there's hot water (y)
     
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    I agree, get in touch with Truma for advice. As said above, they give excellent customer service.
     
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