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Old 09-05-2016, 11:40 PM   #15
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Verify the sail switch, if it has one, is also working properly.


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Pray tell....... what is a sail switch?
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Old 09-05-2016, 11:57 PM   #16
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The sail switch looks like flat blade located where the blower can push air at it. When the blower is running properly the air flow moves the blade. It switches a switch that lets the electronics know the blower is moving air through the combustion chamber and that it's safe to ignite the burner. If the blade is stuck or out of position, the fan runs forever but the furnace does not light.


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Old 09-06-2016, 12:43 AM   #17
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Pray tell....... what is a sail switch?
They call it a sail switch because it's a switch catching the air bowing by like a sail.

rmkrum described it about as good as I could have. Problem is its buried back by the fan and the furnace will probably have to come out to reach it.

This video might help identify it.
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:48 AM   #18
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Interesting. Will wait for circuit board first before I send hubby out for further trouble shooting. He just LOVES this stuff!!!!
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I'm sure models vary, but virtually all of the "things that can go wrong with a furnace" are accessible from the exterior panel. I had a bad board in my Classic. The guys at ODM (my dealer) had a testing outfit that they plugged into my board. It was "INOP" -- new boarding all goes well. BTW, the sail switch as well as the ignitor unit can be accessed almost as easily as the board itself.
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Circuit board no fix

So the circuit board new did not solve problem. Hubby back from hunting trip that was wet, cold, muddy and snow also with his tent. So we tried out new circuit board and no ignition. He checked the striker contacts and lifted them a bit and cleaned them out, but a no go. So to get to the sail switch, I would have to pull out the furnace assembly? Is that behind the motor assembly that we had just replaced?
Hubby back out hunting. He waterproofed the bottom of his canvas tent. The snow settled and sagged the bottom which then puddled into the tent. Too bad, so sad, he should have worked on the trailer earlier this summer. But he says he gets better access without the trailer to camp nearer his hunting grounds.
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"Too bad, so sad, he should have worked on the trailer earlier this summer.But he says he gets better access without the trailer to camp nearer his hunting grounds." feel the sympathy!

Unfortunately the sail switch is accessed from the area where the blower wheel is. The end that's not normally accessible.
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I'm sure models vary, but virtually all of the "things that can go wrong with a furnace" are accessible from the exterior panel. I had a bad board in my Classic. The guys at ODM (my dealer) had a testing outfit that they plugged into my board. It was "INOP" -- new boarding all goes well. BTW, the sail switch as well as the ignitor unit can be accessed almost as easily as the board itself.
Vintage AS furnace boards etc only from inside front, out side no can do as only exhaust port out side. Bill
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