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    Armstrong Magic spark furnace help

    Working on a spark ignition old Armstrong magic pak. The pilot light keep going on and off, stay on for a few seconds and goes off. With click noises. Can’t seem to to stay on. Is it the ignition system or the gas valve, maybe the electrode? Thanks much!!

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    Are you the equipment owner or the professional tech working on the unit?
    We are unable to provide diy instruction here.
    If your a tech apply for pro membership.
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    Better take a good look at that HX.
    “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

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    Not a tech. Asking for advice. Not instructions.

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    Have a licensed and insured HVAC company/tech out for an inspection. Have them pay careful attention to the HX.
    “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

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    You say you're not a tech yet you also say you're working on it

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    Thanks! Most that come out tell
    Me to get a new unit and I end up fixing it myself. Trying to diagnose it properly. I don’t think it’s the ex, since the flame goes out with a click every few seconds.

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    Its my home unit, don’t think I mentioned that. Here for advice. Thanks

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    This would be a pretty simple problem to solve for a service tech. Best to give them a call and get the problem rectified. This is not a DIY site. Site rules say so. Good luck.





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    Google the model number and see if you can't get the IOM ( Installation / Operation / Maintenance ) manual.

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    I’ve studied it already. An issue like this seems to be usually to do with the flame sensor. I might have to clean it more thoroughly

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    Armstrong Magic spark furnace help

    If you were my customer I would nicely ask you to take my advise and replace your furnace. It’s going to end up quitting for good one day. I promise you that day will be the coldest when everyone is busy.


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    Understandable for you, but it seems you don’t pride your self on service only installs.That would be the quick and easy way out but not the smart way out. And I know what your saying. My ac part of this unit went out a couple of months ago on the hottest day. The tech told me he couldn’t nail down the problem and charged me 200 suggest I just get a new unit. I replace the blower motor and washed 20 years of dirt and it work like a charm. If you were paid for your advice, you would most likely write me an essay. Again just looking for some decent folks to point me on the right direction. Thanks

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