Gas Furnace Problem

Old 10-11-02, 09:52 PM
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ignitor problem

Intertherm Furnace 10 years old.

When I first bought the place it would start the induced draft motor then click off and start again before finally igniting I believe.
Then this morning it finally quit working all together. It would try three times and then lock out.

I'm wondering is the ignitor out or is it some sensor somewhere that I'm missing.

I took allot of it apart tonight and cleaned everything up.

The ignitor is a United Technologies Hamilton Standard Controls
Hot surface ignition (1018)

I thought something might just be dirty because I've did allot of remodeling over the last year but I'm starting to think something might have been a miss when I first bought the place.
Old 10-13-02, 10:05 AM
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Hello bseven. Welcome to the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Excessive dirt, lint, dust and several other conditions on a hot surface ignitor can cause it to burnout prematurely. Heaters using such ignitors are one of only a few minor parts the do-it-yourself person is most likely able to replace in the hopes of correcting the problem without diagnostic testing and equipment.

Replacing a hot surface ignitor part isn't that difficult and may resolve the problem. Keep in mind these parts are an electrical item and are not returnable nor refundable. They are also fragile and break easily.

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Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes and solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair procedures and instructions, pictorials and schematics, all or part of which may be available online.

An excellent source for orginal replacement parts is your local retail appliance parts store, the local heating dealers and agents retail part stores. These businesses test and carry replacement parts. There Locations are listed in the phone book.

Retail parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers.

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