Furnace Not Heating / Making Gurgling Noise


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Old 11-23-07, 04:41 AM
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Furnace Not Heating / Making Gurgling Noise

Hi,

I just bought a place that is barely 1 year old and already, I have furnace issues. ;-)

The furnace comes on and blows hot air, but only stays on for about 45 seconds before shutting off. It then makes a gurgling sound (sounds like water gurgling in a pipe) for about 2-3 minutes before turning back on for another 45 seconds. Obviously, it takes a long time to heat up the house at this pace. I don't know what model it is, but it's a Carrier furnace.

Any suggestions?
 
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Old 11-23-07, 06:14 AM
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What kind of system: hot air, steam, or water?
 
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Old 11-23-07, 09:49 AM
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Make sure the PVC exhaust pipe is not slopped in area for water to stand.. should have a slight pitch back towards the furnace..

Otherwise, make sure the drain hose/pipe is clear from the furnace over to the floor drain.
 
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Originally Posted by Jay11J
Make sure the PVC exhaust pipe is not slopped in area for water to stand.. should have a slight pitch back towards the furnace..

Otherwise, make sure the drain hose/pipe is clear from the furnace over to the floor drain.
he must have a spot where it's flat or even going uphill. where is it gurgling ?water in vent motor ?
 
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Old 11-26-07, 09:12 AM
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. Tonight I'll turn on the furnace and try to pin point exactly where the sound is coming from and also check the pipes.

Also, to answer the first question: This is a furnace that blows hot air. I don't believe there is a floor drain, but rather piping that takes any water away -- this unit is installed in a condo and is fairly compact.

Thanks again for your help.
 
 

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