Furnace flame wont stay on


Old 02-09-08, 05:41 AM
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Furnace flame wont stay on

Okay here is the problem I am having with my furnace; I will set the Heat to 78 degrees.
1. The blower motor and fan turns on.
2. About a minute later the heating element begins glowing very brightly
3. Than a gas flame ignition ignites
4. Moments later the heating element slowly grows dim
5. Once the heating element has turned off, the gas flame turns off as well.
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Old 02-09-08, 01:49 PM
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The board is being told that there is no flame (when indeed there actually IS...as per your report), consequently it shuts off the gas on safety lockout.

If there is a flame-rod there, make sure its tip is engulfed by the flame, clean the tip if sooted, make sure the connections of the electrical wire from it back to the board are tight, and that the ceramic shield is not cracked. The tip, furthermore, should not be touching any metal parts, it should be up in the air, right in front of the burner, where the flame will impact and engulf it.

If you have the Mfr & M/N of this furnace, please post.

78F???? you like it steamy in the house, huh?

If there is "no" separate flame-rod, the igniter does the flame sensing job too...look for a loose ground wire on the board: No ground, no heat...That's the way these systems operate.
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thanks for your help

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