Coleman t.h.e. 90 dead

Old 12-25-13, 12:58 AM
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Coleman t.h.e. 90 dead

The inducer fan came apart last Saturday, couldn't figure out what was wrong so had to call a service tech, no air coming out of the exhaust, removed the fan and replaced it Monday.

Restarted the furnace and it fired up and ran for 5 minutes, then the hsi fell off the screw, had to remove gas valve, and the tube the hsi is attached to replace it. The wires at the hsi had some insulation that had fell off(exposed wire).

Replaced hsi and went to restart the furnace, everything worked except the gas valve didn't open and the hsi went cold. Gave up after 5 tries.

Had another tech come check, he checked amperage going to the gas valve and it was at 4.5 amps, said valve is stuck and had to order one, won't be here until Thursday, being Christmas and all.

Since the valve is being replaced, I removed it and took it apart, the valve was not stuck. It fell out of the valve body. Could a dead coil cause high amperage with no movement?

The furnace is a 1988 model, I know it needs replaced, had a few other money draining things hit at once and would rather not get on a payment if possible. I'm having a hard time thinking the inducer fan and gas valve died at the same time.

Thanks in advance.
Old 12-25-13, 11:00 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Sorry for your problems on the holidays. It always seems to happen like that. I've been running around on many calls the last few days. I know more will come in today.

You said the gas valve was drawing 4.5 amps. If that was a correct measurement then the coil inside the gas valve would be a melted blob. I have a feeling that was not a correct measurement since most furnaces can't deliver more than around 2 amps to all 24 vac devices.

Nominally, a gas valve should draw 10-15 watts of power which is around 1/2 amp.

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