sorry, was just a question
Sorry, I only posted this as a question as to what could be wrong. I may be completely wrong on my assumptions.
The furnace was originally installed around 5 yrs ago (and yes the sticker says it was manufactured in 93) and checked out by different Heating/Cooling pro last year from what my father told me. But all he said was that he could replace the furnace because the original installer did a... bad job of it. So all I was looking for was what the problem could be and if it could be fixed. Not step by step instructions. I wouldn't be doing the repair myself anyway unless it was a simple operation (dirty flame sensor, corroded igniter, blown circuit board... etc.)
The furnace does operate fine once it finally fires up, but it takes 2 or 3 tries before the burners stay lit. It does shut off when the sensor notices that a flame is intermittent and runs the exhaust for about 2 minutes before trying to fire again. So it's functioning properly, other than the flame issue.
My father has not noticed any gas smell in the house when he goes up there so I don't think there is too much of a safety hazard.
But again Iím not looking to fix it myself, just doing some research for my dad, and to have a guide as to if it can be fixed without having to replace the whole unit. That way when he calls to have a technician come out and fix it he can be weary of "shady" dealings.
If you still feel this is more of a DIY question feel free to remove it from the board.
Re: sorry, was just a question
Originally posted by silver226
I wouldn't be doing the repair myself anyway unless it was a simple operation (dirty flame sensor, corroded igniter, blown circuit board... etc.)
This qualifies as a DIYer asking for technical assistance.
Which is against the rules.
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