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  1. #14
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    No, he didnt give a model number so I cant even verify if there is one or not. I'm just throwing out things to check rather than letting him be misled by the flame shutting off.

    Im sure a service tech has been there by now, and she will post the news shortly

  2. #15
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    Originally posted by madmike
    Hey Kpheat....
    Unit must be grounded properly to have flame rectification if you need to clean every 4 months try a new sensor. They are not that costly and maybe you just have a weak or very sensitive one. Thats what I would do anyways.
    madmike

    I checked the ground (traced + took connections apart everything looks okay) and put a new flame sensor in and it works okay. We'll see in about 4 months.

    thanks

    Pat

  3. #16
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    Just curious, but what would the failure mode be of a flame sensor that requires replacment? (outside of course dirty or broken).

    It is merely a peice of metal with a ceramic insulator, no magic there. If replacing it works, if it wasnt damaged, then it was a poor connection or placement.

  4. #17
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    the OP is over a month old. i hope he's straightened it out by now.
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

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