Old 02-07-07, 01:04 PM
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Angry cleaning a FLAME PROVING ROD

My Amana Furnace, which is 4 years old, every winter without fail stops working. Everytime it is the FLAME PROVING ROD. It gets dusty and won't lite the furnace.

My furnace repairman says all the new ones do this. I hate the damn thing, wishing I had my old pilot lite in the furnace. The furnace repairman says it is easy to clean this. Anyone know the step by step of cleaning a FLAME PROVING ROD. I would like to save a few bucks if it is easy to do.

Old 02-07-07, 03:33 PM
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It should be a piece of cake. Remove the screw holding the flame sensor in place and drop it down so you can get to it. Using 0000 steel wool (very Fine), wipe the rod lengthwise a few times. Don't try to polish it, just clean it. Replace and it should be good for the rest of the season. I have started to do it annually, in the fall, as part of preparation for the winter season.

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