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Old 11-18-2015, 04:49 AM   #1
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Furnace won't start

At some point in the night my automatic tank switchover stopped working. And we were very cold. Furnace wouldn't come on, so went outside and discovered one propane tank empty and it didn't switch over. Switched to the full tank, and checked the valve to make sure it was open. Fridge is lighting and I have propane at the stove too.

After some searching, I checked the back of the furnace. Had a red blinking light, so I hit the reset button.

But inside the furnace still will not come on. Have turned the furnace off/on on the thermostat multiple times.

I have read some other threads about jumping the t-state, but mine is just a rj cord to a circuit board, nothing to jump.

I need to get this solved ASAP with little ones and cold temperatures.
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Old 11-18-2015, 05:38 AM   #2
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Don't know the answer but do you have an a/c with heat pump? That can at least provide some heat while waiting for grimace answer.
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:29 AM   #3
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Does the water heater fire up. You may have to continue to light it until all of the air is out of the lines.


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You may need to purge the lines...
Turn on stove burners.
Turn off DC power to see if it "resets" the board.

Break out the "emergency blankets"!!! Wrap blankets around family like teepee to conserve heat.
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What model do you have? We can look up trouble shooting for you
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:42 AM   #6
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Here is the link if you want to diagnose.

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Old 11-18-2015, 09:28 AM   #7
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You could move to a warmer climate...
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Turn the furnace off, turn the thermostat all the way down, remove the fuse for the furnace. That should reset any faults. Replace the fuse and Then restart the furnace.


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Old 11-18-2015, 09:38 AM   #9
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You may have to continue to light it until all of the air is out of the lines.
From the original problems description I don't see how air would be in the lines.
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Great ideas, I went out this morning, and it was flashing the red blinking light again. Did the reset again, it thought about it, then went back to red flashing light. So, might be air in the lines still that I need to purge.

We already had breakfast this morning and used the burners and the hot water turns on, can hear it light up.

I'll try to find the model and do some of the suggestions here this afternoon and get back to the thread if it persists.


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You could move to a warmer climate...
I plan too, but it's actually warm in the days. Going up to 70 today. Also, I work so I can't just up and move till the weekend.
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Here's a couple of docs that might help. One is the the blinking light pattern if there is one. The other is general trouble shooting.

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Good luck with it, Bold. I bet it's air in the line.
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Here's a couple of docs that might help. One is the the blinking light pattern if there is one. The other is general trouble shooting.

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This is great, I have Model 8525-IV DCLO and it appears I have 1 flash with a 3 second pass, so limit/airflow problems.

There is a slight hum coming from the unit.
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Is there air moving? Did an Umpa-lumpa's thumpa get stuck in the return air vent???
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