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    ANy furnace experts?

    Thought I would take my shot through here. Anyone have an idea or solution for the fan going but the furnace not starting up. Seems to have stopped sometime in the evening. AM guessing it will be tough to get someone here today with the weather and thought I would see if anyone had a good idea.



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    Re: ANy furnace experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by beans4cy View Post
    Thought I would take my shot through here. Anyone have an idea or solution for the fan going but the furnace not starting up. Seems to have stopped sometime in the evening. AM guessing it will be tough to get someone here today with the weather and thought I would see if anyone had a good idea.


    Is it an older/newer model? When did it stop functioning? Have you had problems in the past?



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    Re: ANy furnace experts?

    House was built in 2000 so would have been put in then. I have not had any poblems in the past, and it seemed to stop sometime in the night.



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    Re: ANy furnace experts?

    Here is a similar post: (sounds like same problems)

    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...epair-men.html



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    Re: ANy furnace experts?

    Is the filter worn out?



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    Re: ANy furnace experts?

    I had the same problem at my old house when I went to fire it up this winter. Not sure if this helps, but I shut it down and restarted it two or three times, and it finally fired back up.



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    Re: ANy furnace experts?

    I first must thank KMOORE for the message and help to get this solved. Thank you also to everyone else for the input. The issue was actually the exhaust was covered by a 6 foot snow drift. After clearing that out of the way it fired back up. Hope this may help others today if needed or any other time in the future.



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    Re: ANy furnace experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by beans4cy View Post
    I first must thank KMOORE for the message and help to get this solved. Thank you also to everyone else for the input. The issue was actually the exhaust was covered by a 6 foot snow drift. After clearing that out of the way it fired back up. Hope this may help others today if needed or any other time in the future.
    I probably wouldn't have thought of that, but that would do it. Nice work.


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    Re: ANy furnace experts?

    Got to love those snow drifts.



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    Re: ANy furnace experts?

    Call a furnace professional. You can't trouble shoot a furnace problem on a message board.


    edit... Well maybe you can if it's that the vent is covered with snow.



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    Re: ANy furnace experts?

    maybe Kmoore can help me then...so it was the outside vent blocked by a drift? I went to bed last night and my house was 69, woke up at 2AM due to the wind and the house was 63, now its 56 in here...freezing.

    I was coming on here to see if anyone knows any company that would make it out today as my errors lights are flashing, but maybe this will help


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    Re: ANy furnace experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by clones26 View Post
    maybe Kmoore can help me then...so it was the outside vent blocked by a drift? I went to bed last night and my house was 69, woke up at 2AM due to the wind and the house was 63, now its 56 in here...freezing.

    I was coming on here to see if anyone knows any company that would make it out today as my errors lights are flashing, but maybe this will help
    If your system has error lights that flash usually the manual will tell you what the sequence of flashing means. Some minor problems can be easily "fixed" at home others would require a professional.


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    Re: ANy furnace experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by clones26 View Post
    maybe Kmoore can help me then...so it was the outside vent blocked by a drift? I went to bed last night and my house was 69, woke up at 2AM due to the wind and the house was 63, now its 56 in here...freezing.

    I was coming on here to see if anyone knows any company that would make it out today as my errors lights are flashing, but maybe this will help


    HVAC tech here but need more information. What your furnace is doing when you have a call for heat? Put your thermostate so it is lower then the room temperature for 20 seconds then raise it up so its calling for heat. This will reset your furnace and then go see what it does. See if these things occure in this order:

    1. Inducer fan motor kicks on (exhaust fan)
    2. You see see a glowing stick (ignitor) or a clicking fallowed up by a small flame (spark ignitor)
    3. You will hear a click from the gas valve allowing gas to your burners.
    4. See if your burners start up and see how long they stay on. If they stay on past a minute you should be fine.
    5. After a minute, the blower should kick on.

    If any of these 5 steps don't happen shoot me a message of which one.


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    Re: ANy furnace experts?

    The flashing lights were telling me pressure switch open OR inlet/exhaust blocked/or condensation line. I cleaned out the condensation catch-which didnt work, then I went out and messed with the inlet/exhaust pipes and evidentally knocked something lose as it is working fine now and we are back up to 59...thanks guys.


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    Re: ANy furnace experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by clones26 View Post
    The flashing lights were telling me pressure switch open OR inlet/exhaust blocked/or condensation line. I cleaned out the condensation catch-which didnt work, then I went out and messed with the inlet/exhaust pipes and evidentally knocked something lose as it is working fine now and we are back up to 59...thanks guys.

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