gas furnace-basic troubleshooting

Old 03-10-02, 08:11 AM
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gas furnace-basic troubleshooting

What is the basic troubleshooting steps for gas furnaces? In general, for all brands?
Old 03-10-02, 10:59 AM
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Hello Sparkin and Welcome to the Heating and Cooling forum and our Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Basically speaking, there aren't many. It would be far more effective and efficient to problem solve a specific problem then provide a detailed and complete overview in a forum such as this.

There are simply too many types and models to cover. Space to cover all possibilities within the forum and for this topic is limited. It would much more effective if you would read as many of the current, recent and archived questions and posted replies offered.

These prior postings and any or all the replies offered within them contain almost all the required information needed pertaining to the many potential and or possible problems with the heating unit like your describing.

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Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes and solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair proceedures and instructions, pictorials and schematics, which may be available online.

If you have a specific problem with a specific heating unit, provide as much information relevent to the problem or condition as possible. The professionals replying in this forum will be happy to assist you.

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Old 03-10-02, 12:50 PM
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As Tom has stated, the systems are numerous. To troubleshoot any HVAC system you'll need knowledge of parts and their operations. You'll have to hit the books....For the electrical try Electricity for Refrigeration, Heating, and Air Conditioning by Russell E. Smith- Breton Publishing. For mechanical and some electrical try Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning published by Goodheart-Wilcox.
Have fun.......

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