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10-24-10, 11:37 PM
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Posted By vilafria

that sounds right, just one side.

that sounds right, just one side.
10-24-10, 11:28 PM
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Views: 103,544
Posted By vilafria

The line that originates from the circuit board...

The line that originates from the circuit board splits to feed the furnace and also the kitchen wall sockets. I do recall a couple of times a couple of years ago the breakers popping, and on those...
10-23-10, 07:33 AM
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Posted By vilafria

Wazzy, it's annecdotes like that that makes me...

Wazzy, it's annecdotes like that that makes me trying everything before giving up and call a service man. It's shameful and unnecessary.
But back to your finding of the jumped sensor, isn't it the...
10-23-10, 07:05 AM
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Views: 103,544
Posted By vilafria

update

Still running.
I checked the electric connections to the furnace, and found out that it's not a dedicated power line. Maybe somewhere else on that line is the root of the reversed polarity problem...
10-23-10, 07:01 AM
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Posted By vilafria

Agreed, I now own a voltmeter. At that time we...

Agreed, I now own a voltmeter. At that time we didn't have one. I used a light and wires to check for current :)
10-21-10, 08:09 PM
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Views: 103,544
Posted By vilafria

It may be a false message regarding the polarity,...

It may be a false message regarding the polarity, but the fact that the furnace didn't fire up, remains. I bought a voltmeter just in case :)
10-21-10, 07:26 PM
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Posted By vilafria

Thanks, I understand it now. I wonder what...

Thanks, I understand it now.
I wonder what might be behind this problem then, because all the wires are in the same position now as they were while it wasn't firing up ??
10-21-10, 03:13 PM
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Posted By vilafria

Yes, it is, the green light means it's working...

Yes, it is, the green light means it's working for now, but I didn't fix anything, so I'm afraid that it will revert to not working and the same yellow blinking light error message.
Had it work...
10-21-10, 12:07 PM
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Views: 103,544
Posted By vilafria

update

I did a removal and place back of the wires going to the ignition control once again, and this time it has run 2 cycles already and the green light is still on.

I know I didn't fix anything, so...
10-21-10, 09:57 AM
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Views: 103,544
Posted By vilafria

Not to sound too inept, but I'm not sure how I...

Not to sound too inept, but I'm not sure how I can determine polarity with a voltmeter. How does that work ?
10-21-10, 09:06 AM
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Views: 103,544
Posted By vilafria

OK , I can replace it, but how is it that the...

OK , I can replace it, but how is it that the polarity got reversed ?
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Posted By vilafria

OK , that's outside, but a boiler may have a...

OK , that's outside, but a boiler may have a bleeder inside the metal jacket. See if yours has one, and if so, try it.
10-21-10, 08:29 AM
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Posted By vilafria

In my father's furnace, we ended up replacing the...

In my father's furnace, we ended up replacing the thermocouple and the gas valve without any success of improvement. It was only after we found out that one of the wires that connects to the valve...
10-21-10, 05:54 AM
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Views: 12,751
Posted By vilafria

I would suspect an electrical problem first...

I would suspect an electrical problem first before going through that.
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Posted By vilafria

Is there a bleeding system within the boiler...

Is there a bleeding system within the boiler itself ?
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Posted By vilafria

I would check to see that there is enough water...

I would check to see that there is enough water in the system. My neighbor's system
was noisy and it turned out that his fill valve was plugged up and prevented self-filling.
10-21-10, 05:17 AM
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Views: 12,751
Posted By vilafria

my fathers furnace had a similar problem and it...

my fathers furnace had a similar problem and it turned out to be a bad wire from the gas valve to the control board.
10-21-10, 04:44 AM
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Views: 103,544
Posted By vilafria

no re-wire took place, and the furnace has run...

no re-wire took place, and the furnace has run normally with the replacement Amana ignition control for at least 2 years. I have tried early today a new Amana ignition control, and it too didn't work...
10-20-10, 08:57 PM
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Views: 103,544
Posted By vilafria

I should also add that after I was able to run...

I should also add that after I was able to run the furnace with the thermostat wires jumped, I tried the old ( existing ) thermostat once again and the yellow flashing light came on and the furnace...
10-20-10, 05:56 PM
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Views: 103,544
Posted By vilafria

reversed polarity flashing code message , how do I fix it ?

I have an old forced air Confortmaker gas furnace ( early 90's), that has an Amana ignition control replacement for 2 years now.
Today , the furnace didn't turn on with the thermostat raised...
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