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Carrier furnace not firing

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by Keaysan, Sep 12, 2012.

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  1. Keaysan

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    This started last winter. Didnt think much of it but now not working at all. I went and did some trouble
    Shooting. This is what is happening (gas self igniting furnace) if i shut power off when i turn
    It back on immediately will blow cold air, then i can see the ignitors start to glow, but nothing happens. They
    Shut off after about 30 seconds. It will repeat a few times and then quit when it doesnt ignite. So it seems all is working
    But for some reason its not actually igniting. It working sometimes! Every once in a while the furnace will
    Kick on and warm up the house.
     
  2. Koot

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    Sounds like your gas valve solenoid may be defective if your ignitor glows but there's no fuel to ignite and burn (e.g. flame).
     
  3. Keaysan

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    Is this a DIY fix? I fix most things myself, have worked on my gas water heater
    But not my furnace.
     
  4. Koot

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    I cannot answer your question because I do not know your abilities, experience and skill level.

    Question - Are you sure the NG is turned On and being fed all the way to the valve?
     
  5. Keaysan

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    Yea. It is definitely turned on as furnace will
    Kick on and run sporadically. My skill
    Level is beginnin for sure. I can do some
    Simple fixes around the house. Thanks for your help!
     
  6. Koot

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    I would recommend a service call to get it fixed. It shouldn't be anything major or overly expensive to repair.
     
  7. Keaysan

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    Okay. Thanks again for the information.
     
  8. Koot

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    Good luck with it.

    Please mark your thread 'Solved'.
     
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