Carrier burner goes on and off

Old 03-01-14, 08:18 AM
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Carrier burner goes on and off

I have a 1987 Carrier furnace Model 58GS175-CA. I have run into a problem where pilot starts, the burner comes on and then goes and restarts over and over again. By turning the thermostat from heat to off and letting it sit a while, when it is turned back on, the burner seems to go off and on a few times and then eventually comes on. It sometimes takes a couple of times off turning the thermostat off and back on to heat but fortunately, so far it eventually works. Any suggestions on what could be causing the problem? Thanks in advance.
Old 03-01-14, 10:36 AM
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It sounds a pilot flame issue. The flame needs to be bright and blue not bushy and orange.
Have you had the furnace serviced recently ? A gas furnace should be cleaned at least every other year.

The following link is the manual for your furnace. There are some diagnostic routines in it that you can follow.

Carrier groups public documents techlit 58gs-3si.pdf

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