Trouble getting heater to work

Old 02-09-14, 02:58 PM
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Trouble getting heater to work

I recently had a technician come to my home and see what was wrong with my heater. After a few minutes, he told me that my Hot Surface Ignitor was out and that it would be $506 to replace. After some minimal research, I purchased a new ignitor for $45 and replaced it myself. While watching YouTube videos on the subject, I heard the man in the video say that when the LED light flashes red, it means the heater is in "Lock Out" mode. After replacing the HSI, the light was still blinking. I read on the front of my heater panel that the system would automatically reset itself after 3 hours. That was 3 days ago. My heater still doesn't work and I do not have the know how to figure out what is wrong. So my question, finally, is: Is there a second step that I should do after replacing the Hot Surface Ignitor to get the heater to work again?

Thank you for any advice you can offer.
Old 02-09-14, 03:20 PM
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Try in plugging or torn off pore switch, depends on which you have. Leave off for about 30 seconds, make sure thermostat is off when you reinstate the power.

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