Heater might be turning on but no hot air - Need help before g/f beats me!

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Old 01-13-12, 03:26 PM
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Question Heater might be turning on but no hot air - Need help before g/f beats me!

So, I don't know if I have gas or electric heat (any way to check?) The house was built in 1994 in Texas.

We have 2 ac units outside and one works fine. The majority of the house is heated just fine but the other rooms are cold because the unit that controls them seems to be broken.

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Here's some of what seems to be going on... when I turn the thermostat from OFF to HEAT it sounds like it starts up but immediately shuts down after like 1 second. So, it seems to start just normal but it just shuts down.

Also, I am pretty sure if I set it to ON (opposed to AUTO) and HEAT on then it blows, but it's definitely not hot.

Finally, the COLD and AUTO definitely work. I did not leave it on long enough to feel how cold it gets though (because im trying to heat the house up lol).

What can I do?

I am probably going to replace the thermostat because it seems old anyways. Fusebox? Fuses? wire got ruined or something? Thank you so much!
 
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Old 01-13-12, 04:25 PM
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Clean the flame sensor. It sits in front of the burners and has 1 wire going to it.
 
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Old 01-13-12, 06:34 PM
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We can't have the G/F beating you so let's see what we can do to help.

A make & model of the heater might help to start. Pictures, the more the better, close ups, wide shots, etc. Oh, BTW, removal of door panels so we can see the guts is a must. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/ga...st-photos.html
 
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Old 01-13-12, 08:24 PM
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How do I clean/where is the flame sensor? lol

I seriously don't even know where the "heating" unit is. Is it part of the air conditioner unit that sits outside?

I also went into the attic and looked around and thought to myself, wtf am I looking for lol!
 
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Old 01-13-12, 09:15 PM
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ok. call a pro................................ just sayin.
 
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Old 01-13-12, 09:35 PM
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Doh... wanted to see if I can do it myself. They wanted 100 bucks just to come out. Does that sound right?
 
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Old 01-13-12, 10:15 PM
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If you can get an after hours service call for $100, jump on it.
 
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Old 01-13-12, 11:05 PM
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The 100$ she said was before the after hours actually. She mentioned after 5 it's more $.

I'm not totally braindead though and would like to see what I can do myself!
 
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Old 01-13-12, 11:17 PM
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First you have to find the heater.
 
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ask the GF where the filter goes and the air blows of of that is the furnace heating side.do you have gas for the stove and then hopefully for the het the outside condenser has nothing to do with it.if the system that is working heating and the outside is running in heating mode that is a heatpump(forget the gas)..pull the stat off the subbase tell us the wire connections color/letter if you have R,G Y,W,C it's AC with gas heat anymore then those your running heat pumps...whats the outside temps there
 
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Old 01-14-12, 04:54 PM
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@ sminker?

Have you been drinking?! I cant understand a thing you said!
 
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Old 01-14-12, 05:48 PM
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I don't know what's happened to BigTime but if he hasn't either gotten help elsewhere or coughed up the coin, the g/f has probably beaten the tar out of him by now.
 
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