I wasn't sure which forum to place this under: Residential or Commercial HVAC. You see, a very slick contractor (no one that visits this board, I'm sure) sold me a commercial unit to sit on the side of my house some years back. I was young, and didn't know the first thing about heater or ac.
So, fast forward to current - it doesn't work. Every year for the past 5 years we've put anywhere from $XXX - $XXX dollars for some board, blower, ducting or excessive labor to replace a fuse.
Last year it was the ignition control board. The one that went bad had a sensor to make sure the pilot was on before it allowed gas to flow to the burners. This new one, replaced last year, is a 'Continuous Re-try' from Honeywell.
Shortly after this new board was put in, the blower motor went bad. We decided to go and buy new down jackets rather than spending another $XXX on a new motor and the associated labor costs to install it.
Well, now it's Dec 05 and the kids have outgrown their jackets. And the wife has stopped talking to me (ok, so this isn't all bad) until I get the furnace working again.
So I got a new motor, and replaced the old one, but now I don't hear the 'continuous re-try' clicking so the pilot never starts and the burners are cold.
Details: this is a Carrier / Day and Night unit (model 580ANN024060AAAE) the ignition controller is now a Honeywell 58610U, which replaced a 780-002 (sorry, don't know what that number is)
So, the unit powers up, blower blows, I don't hear the clicking sound for the igniter (this sound used to occur with the previous control box), no pilot, no burners, no heat = popsicle-children and wife.
So, I'm asking for.... just one more winter.
(No pricing, due to site rules )
[Edited by jultzya on 12-06-2005 at 04:43 PM]