Smart valves continue to burn out

Old 01-29-10, 05:25 PM
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Smart valves continue to burn out

I have a GAMA Furnace, which was disrtributed by Consolidate Industries. While the fan motor continues to run, the pilot light will not light. An HVAC technician states that the Smart Valve is bad (He installed it in November 2009, by the way), and that four Smart Valves have been installed in the furnace within the past several years. The technician cannot tell me what is causing the Smart Valves to go bad. He only states that I need to replace the furnace.

My question, what could cause the Smart Valves to continue to go bad? There has to be something within the furnace or an installation problem that is causing the valves to go bad. HELP!!!!!
Old 01-29-10, 06:20 PM
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Here's a quote from another forum:

"If its in a 90%er check for condensation. Cold air comes in top, hits
the hot burner, condensation occurs and drips on the gas valve.
Sometimes takes a year but finally shorts out the valve. Causes
erroneous code errors, erratic or no inducer operation.
Good ol Honeywell."
Old 01-29-10, 06:24 PM
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Unfortunately, Honeywell Smartvalves were a lousy product. I would have thought Honeywell would have fixed the problems, but apparently not.

The repairman can't reasonably be held responsible for the bad product, unless he is providing a warrentee on it.

You could try writing Honeywell. Perhaps they'll provide you a free Smartvalve with every baker's dozen you buy.

Sorry you are getting jabbed repeatedly.

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