Amana Air Command High Efficiency 80 Gas Furnace

Old 12-31-10, 07:37 PM
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Amana Air Command High Efficiency 80 Gas Furnace

Hello. We have noticed that our furnace is not kicking on when the temperature falls below what is set to on our digital thermastat. It seems to be taking longer to register that it is not at the temperature and is also taking awhile to begin to blow warm air. The ceramic heating element glows red prior to the furnace kicking on and warming the home. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks. Not sure if we are experiencing a true problem or not. It is very cold here in Colorado now, in the teens.
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what heating elements? gas furnaces do not use heating elements. and if you have a heat pump, might explain some things.
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they are talking about the hot surface ignitor. If you notice that the temp has fallen below the set point and the furnace is not running yet, go to the furnace and look through the blower door window and watch for a flashing led. Should be red and may be hard to see. Count number of flashes and repost it here.

If you can hear the furnace try to fire that would be helpful also. IE listen to see if the flames kick on for only a few seconds and then go out.

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