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Old 09-30-01, 02:33 AM
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We have a Burhnam Gas Furnace(about 15 years old+) and s programmable thermostat that was installed 1 year ago. This morning we woke up to no heat!!! The thermostat appears to be working fine, no problems last years and we replaced the batteries. Took the thermostat up and clicked the wires together and that would not fire up the furnace( that has worked in the past). The pilot is on, although we did have problems last year with it going out frequently. We are not sure if it is the whole furnace,, some small part(hopefully) or something electrical. PLEASE HELP SOMEONE.
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Old 09-30-01, 03:16 AM
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Hello Katie Page. Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and the Heating and Cooling forum.

Starting will the simple generic things first, my suggestions would be to first be sure there is electrical power to the furnace. Try turning on the fan only at the thermostat if that option is available. If not test the wall socket for electrical power.

If the heater has an electric cord, test the wall socket for current using a lamp or other electrical device. If the heater has no power cord, check the fuse box or main electrical circuit panels breaker switch.

If the filter has been changed recently, check the filter cover panel. Be sure the cover panel is reinstalled correctly. Some furnaces have a switch which will not allow the furnace to operate if the filters access panel is not correctly replaced.

Check the position the heaters control knob is set at. This control knob will be directly on top of the furnaces gas valve. If the control knob is set to pilot, the burners will not turn on. The control must be set in the on position.

Check for a reset button. Some furnaces have push button resets. The button may be located on the gas control valve in place of a control knob depending upon furnace brand and type.

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