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Well, you're onto the right idea, anyway. I have...

Well, you're onto the right idea, anyway. I have seen some, also, that are more of a pain in the you-know-what. If you keep jiggling this way and that, and pull up and push out, and raise up ,more on...
12-10-05, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Bonehead

Can you see on your furnace where it turns your...

Can you see on your furnace where it turns your 24 volts thermostat/thermostat-furnace hookup into 110 to run the fan?

For example, furnaces that have those Honeywell fan switches (those 2 inch...
12-10-05, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Bonehead

Anybody who will write back here and thank people...

Anybody who will write back here and thank people and say they feel stupid, is a pretty good egg. Have a nice day.
12-10-05, 11:44 AM
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Posted By Bonehead

Hear AND feel where the clicking is coming from....

Hear AND feel where the clicking is coming from. Put your finger tips on the gas valve, for example.

To me, it sounds like you have two unrelated problems going on at once, which is not out of the...
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Posted By Bonehead

This may not have anything to do with your...

This may not have anything to do with your problem, but I want to share this because this worked for me:

Had a self clean oven that the lady said would not open hours after. I lucked out when I...
12-09-05, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Bonehead

Regarding you saying that the new thermostat may...

Regarding you saying that the new thermostat may not be the right one? Well, it worked fine for 2 years, right? So THAT is strange. But I'm no expert in this electronic department and for all we...
12-09-05, 06:57 PM
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Posted By Bonehead

I think you have to replace defective...

I think you have to replace defective thermocouples/piles, as opposed to brightening them up the way you do flame sensors. There is mercury in some of these things (if it has that real thin copper...
12-09-05, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Bonehead

It wouldn't be normal especially if it didn't USE...

It wouldn't be normal especially if it didn't USE TO do it, but now does.

Is there rattling with the sound? Loose bearings sound? If anything like that...that doesn't sound good to me.

If this...
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Posted By Bonehead

Well. The pressure is in bounds as is not the...

Well. The pressure is in bounds as is not the problem.

What comes to mind is:

Either the wall thermostat is sticking?

Or the part(s) in the boiler that the thermostat wires goes to will not...
12-09-05, 06:19 PM
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Posted By Bonehead

I have never seen a wall power vent unit and this...

I have never seen a wall power vent unit and this intrigues me. The small tube you speak of.........where does each end attach? How far away from the furnace is this power vent, by chance? I imagine...
12-09-05, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Bonehead

Was the LED that was blinking on a solid state...

Was the LED that was blinking on a solid state circuit board, or more like a plastic box that might have like 6-8 wires plugged itno it. Did you look real carefully at such a unit?

Could you give...
12-09-05, 05:38 PM
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Posted By Bonehead

Go into the top big front panel of the furnace...

Go into the top big front panel of the furnace and watch what is actually happening. See if the pilot stays lit, and then you hear a hiss and nothing happens many times? IF that is the case, then...
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Posted By Bonehead

Your pressure relief valve went off. When boilers...

Your pressure relief valve went off. When boilers get hot and get to around 30 psi, it can trip the relief valve.

Now comes the question as to why the high temperature.

Have you monitored this...
12-08-05, 07:30 PM
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Posted By Bonehead

Yes, blow up the line into the furnace. But it...

Yes, blow up the line into the furnace. But it was pointed out to me that one should be careful as water could fly onto the control boards, so protect such things first. Go easy at first. You will...
12-08-05, 07:18 PM
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Posted By Bonehead

The biggest fear to consider is a burned out heat...

The biggest fear to consider is a burned out heat exchanger. I have seen furnaces last and last for years without even so much a sign that the heat exchanger could EVER go bad; while I have witnessed...
12-08-05, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Bonehead

Where is it exactly where you see water coming...

Where is it exactly where you see water coming from? Like the top most area.

A lot of times it winds up in the blower compartment, and then out on the floor from there... but originated up higher,...
12-08-05, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Bonehead

You should be able to do this yourself. I doubt...

You should be able to do this yourself. I doubt he is going to dismantle the furnace.

Blow down AND up the line (s). Then, run the unit and see if condensate starts coming out.
12-08-05, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Bonehead

Could be a damaged heat exchanger especially if...

Could be a damaged heat exchanger especially if you can see your burner flame jump when the blower motor comes on. But, if the jumping outward of the flame/heat occurs BEFORE the blower kicks on,...
12-08-05, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Bonehead

You mean that when you have the thermostat...

You mean that when you have the thermostat naturally set at 70, it behaves badly in the sense that the heat stops coming out and turns cold?...but when you turn up the thermostat, then it keeps...
12-08-05, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Bonehead

Shut off the meter valve so that the valve arm...

Shut off the meter valve so that the valve arm crosses the pipe, perpendicular. Then, unscrew the union that is downstream (house side).

AND, if you desire to have TWO open pipe ends...with the...
12-08-05, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Bonehead

I recently had to replace a ventor relay switch...

I recently had to replace a ventor relay switch (contactor) due to the same sporadic problem. That is like the first thing, in the chain of command that occurs after you turn up the thermostat. It...
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Posted By Bonehead

Do you have rectangular pieces of metal that are...

Do you have rectangular pieces of metal that are sticking out from your oven right now, at each side of the base of the oven compartment, that stick up or out about 4 inches? If so, pull them down to...
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Posted By Bonehead

I sort of presumed that when he said he took off...

I sort of presumed that when he said he took off the air gap that he found the clog and removed it. Yes, a clog in an air gap definitely can cause the leak. Sometimes water can actually come shooting...
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Posted By Bonehead

Diagnosing partial or sporadic outages are always...

Diagnosing partial or sporadic outages are always the most difficult. The problem could be at many areas.

I can tell you what to do, if I know you are still around. But since no replies since...
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Posted By Bonehead

I have told a landlord that in my opinion, one...

I have told a landlord that in my opinion, one should always keep putting replacement parts in a dryer, as long as the dryer looks good. They are very easy for me to work on and I can have parts all...
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