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Old 02-04-2015, 03:41 PM   #1
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Help with my furnace

Hello, my furnace pilot lites but the unit will not turn on any one know how to fix the problem
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Old 02-04-2015, 04:37 PM   #2
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It would help if you gave us more info on the brand of furnace ,model,and year,
If it's a type of furnace were you light the pilot ,some models require you to hold the pilot valve down for a minute ,this is part of the safety system as there is a sensor that shuts off the pilot valve if the pilot blows out once it was lite and you realeased the pilot button ,are you holding this valve in the pilot position for a minute or so, there could be a problem with this system ,or air in your propane line if you haven't had the furnace running in awhile, could have a bad gas valve or dirty orifice jet ,but we need more info !

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Old 02-05-2015, 08:37 AM   #3
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If the pilot stays lit once you let up on the safety over ride button. You have gas.
Is the thermostat calling for heat?
Is the blower running?
It could be the sail switch, the over temp thermostat, the gas valve, the purge timer or low gas pressure. For example.
More details are needed.



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First, If the furnace is original would you live in a home with a 50 year old furnace?

Second it sounds like the problem may be your thermostat, not the furnace. Disconnect and cross the wires and see if the furnace starts.

Third, has the furnace recently worked for you?
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