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Old 11-01-2015, 06:57 AM   #11
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Billr yes to your question and as always things worked as intended. And Joe yes pulling the furnace is a pain in the neck and back. Ha Ha. I'll contact Dinosaur tomorrow for proper fitment. From pictures I've studied where the wires attach is a little different. Thanks
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:27 AM   #12
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Our furnace just quit working on a freezing nite a week ago, just as we were leaving south, the next day.
Out of warranty, by 5 months. The board on the SF 42 is obsolete, replaced to another model by Suburban.as I read on the net. Lots of good things on the Dino board, quality and price.
Is it difficult to change the board on a MS? Interested to hear more.
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Old 11-09-2015, 02:09 PM   #13
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Being difficult depends on the furnace location. Yes Suburban has a new board out and so does Dinosaur with the six pin plug set up. I bought the dinosaur for $96 delivered. Now if you have the large outside panel on the outside which the intake air intake and exhaust pipe attach to you can remove it and from there you will see the board to the left attached by a stamped metal bracket which is attached to the motor by two screws. Further if you set is similar to mine you will need to disconnect the gas line (13/16 open end wrench) and move out of the way. There is also a clamp which holds the line in place which needs to be unscrewed. Ofset screw drive will do the trick. From there you may or may not have to cut 4 wires which attach to plugs which connect to the board. I pulled the furnace but in retrospect probably could have left it in place maybe. If you need anything else let me know.
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:22 PM   #14
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Can you provide the Dino board order number. 520820 Amazon or Dinasor?
6 pin plug not sure why you need to cut wires?
This has an LED lite?
We have the large opening by the door so sounds pretty simple.
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:45 PM   #15
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The Dinosaur board is a Fan50plus pins. I purchased it at pdxrv.com 503-305-6962 and they got it to me in two days. Best price I found. The wire may need to be cut because they feed in from the left side of the furnace and you may or may not have enough slack to pull the board forward enough in order to unplug the farthest rear plug locations. If you get into it you will see that these wires (4) are already connected to the house wire with butt connectors so cutting them and installing a new connector is not hurting anything. Moving the furnace forward is a bear because you have to disconnect the ducts. The two duct on the side restrict forward movement with out being disconnected but the rear ducts (3) are held by one screw on each side of the furnace back and will all come off together. My unit has 5 but the furnace can accommodate up to 7 ducts. The reconnect is where it becomes interesting so if you have to pull the ducts you may want to have some duct tape available and I also added a 18 inch tie wrap/zip tie for added security to each duct. Hope you can slide the board out with minimal disassembly. PS The Dinosaur board does have a built in fuse to protect components. Nice add on vs the Suburban. Good Luck
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:50 PM   #16
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Ok, thanks for your help.
Fused and a three yr warranty.
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Old 11-14-2015, 06:53 PM   #17
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So, the extended warranty will repair 100 $ deaductible.

They will authorize a new suburban board plus installation.

So do I go thru warranty or get the upgraded Dino board and install it myself.

Might be a stupid question.
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Old 11-15-2015, 10:57 AM   #18
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We have the 30SF twin furnaces. A few months ago, cleaned and tested them and all was working. But then it turned cold again and the downstairs one decided it wasn't going to work. Tracked down a Mobile Tech to come look at it and he came out this week.
Because it was still under the 2-yr warranty, he could only use Suburban parts instead of the Dino board. It also needed a switch in the rear that went out.
It cost us $140 for Mobile Service, the rest was paid 100%.
He would have used a Dino board if we were paying for it.
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Old 11-17-2015, 07:24 AM   #19
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Did you notice the time that was charged? Was the furnace removed, for bench testing?

What's the warranty on the new suburban board? I read that the new suburban control board can be used on HW heaters as well. Not sure if Fan 50 works the same two devices.

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Old 11-18-2015, 11:17 AM   #20
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Moosesuite: Invoice charge of $142.50 was labor, but he didn't specify hours worked. 2 Parts were listed at N/C. $140 was service call, which he had to drive over an hour from TX to get to us in OK.
According to our dealer, when the 3 Dometic AC's went out in July within the same week, the original warranty would still be in effect. So at the end of 2 yrs from Suite purchase date, if the replacements went out, we paid 100%. So would assume Dometic had same warranty 2-yr with WH or Furnaces.
David was here watching him. I only know he went in through front to replace 1 part, but had to open the rear, through the basement for change out 2nd part.
He did quiz him on what we would have paid if it was out of warranty. Figure about $450. A new unit would have been around $600, but I did a Google search and it was closer to $499.
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