Strange smell from furnace vents...help!!

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Old 02-14-05, 11:32 PM
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Strange smell from furnace vents...help!!

Lately when my furnace comes on a strange smell comes from the vents... not realy like a diesel fuel smell, not sure what it is or how to fix it...Any suggestions would be very much appreciated...Thanks!
 
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Old 02-15-05, 06:17 AM
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What kind of furnace is it?? Oil or gas?? Can you describe the smell at all??
 
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Old 02-16-05, 12:25 PM
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The way you said diesel makes me believe its an oil furnace. You need to have it checked. The furnace could have a cracked heat exchanger or it could be caused from something simple like a bad nozzle or dirty ignitors. Maybe something more serious like a blocked flue. Nothing to play with in any case. You need to be safe and carbon monoxide is a possibility.
 
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