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Furance lights and goes out after ten seconds does this three times.bought a new flame sensor worked two days same thing again.goodman furnace

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If it isnt the flame sensor make sure the furnace ground wire is hooked up.If the ground is bad it cant sense flame.

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What's your problem? goodman furnace lights, burns 10 secs goes out


Hello,sounds like you have a dirty flame sensor. This is a metal rod on the oppositenside of the hot surface ignitor. turn off power to the furnace and remove the flame sensor, then use steel wool and clean the flame sensor and reinstall. Next turn back power to Furnace.

Nov 18, 2011 | Goodman Heating & Cooling

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No heat.. trying to see why.. gas goes on ands ten off in 10 seconds.. the yellow perge light is flashing - maybe related.. help?


Flame sensor at furance nees to be cleaned. Remove front top cover at furance. Flame sensor is located left of last burner .Remove 1/4inch screw and clean wirh fine steel whole.

Feb 03, 2011 | Honeywell Electronic Programmable...

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I have a goodman propane furnace, model # GMPN080-4 that lights for about five seconds and then cuts off. It does this three times and then stops all together. Tried lightly sanding the flame sensor and it...


The goodman furnace will try and light three time before it faults out for safety reasons. Adjust the flame sensor so that it is closer to the flame or actually in the pilot flame. If the flame sensor is inside the pilot flame and still does not stay lit, your flame sensor is probably defective and should be replaced. You can get one at Ferguson's counter sales.

Dec 12, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

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Rheem 3204-80D furance. Turns on and fan starts. Then in about a minute the fan shuts off.


Problem: Your furnace will not ignite the gas to produce heat for your home. When a furnace has a bad ignitor what I see most of the time is the following sequence of operation:


1. Thermostat calls for heat. 2. Draft inducer motor starts. 3. Pressure switch attached by a small plastic or rubber tube senses the negative pressure produced by the draft inducer and closes. 4. Draft inducer runs for 30 seconds to a minute before you hear a gas hissing sound. The ignitor did not glow, the flame sensor (a small metal probe about 1/8" in diameter, with a white porcelain base) does not sense the flame, so after 8 to 10 seconds the hissing sounds stops with no ignition of gas to heat your home. Your furnace shuts down and goes into a lock out condition until you turn your power switch back off and on again. Then the sequence starts all over again with no ignition of the gas. Solution: You probably need to purchase and install a new ignitor. I would suggest that you inspect your ignitor closely for cracks. Make sure you do not touch the ignitor with your bare hands. If you do not visually see a crack, then you could have a furnace control board problem or a limit, rollout switch problem. The furnace's control board might not be supplying the voltage to the ignitor. If your furnace lights and the gas stays on for 8 to 10 seconds, then shuts right back off, then you need to clean your flame sensor with light sand paper or steel wool. You might need a new flame sensor, but most of the time they can be cleaned an will work well after cleaning.

Nov 26, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

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Furnace will start and sequence fine run for five minutes or so then the flame cuts out....miller type furnace put a new board in last year so now it cycles three times and goes into soft lockout.....


Clean the flame sensor.

If your furnace lights and the gas stays on for 8 to 10 seconds, then shuts right back off, then you need to clean your flame sensor with light sand paper or steel wool. You might need a new flame sensor, but most of the time they can be cleaned an will work well after cleaning.

Nov 19, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

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My goodman furnace keeps lighting for about 10 seconds than goes out lots of clicking sounds


Problem: Your furnace will not ignite the gas to produce heat for your home. When a furnace has a bad igniter what I see most of the time is the following sequence of operation:


1. Thermostat calls for heat.
2. Draft inducer motor starts.
3. Pressure switch attached by a small plastic or rubber tube senses the negative pressure produced by the draft inducer and closes.
4. Draft inducer runs for 30 seconds to a minute before you hear a gas hissing sound. The ignitor did not glow, the flame sensor (a small metal probe about 1/8" in diameter, with a white porcelain base) does not sense the flame, so after 8 to 10 seconds the hissing sounds stops with no ignition of gas to heat your home. Your furnace shuts down and goes into a lock out condition until you turn your power switch back off and on again. Then the sequence starts all over again with no ignition of the gas.
Solution: You probably need to purchase and install a new igniter. I would suggest that you inspect your igniter closely for cracks. Make sure you do not touch the igniter with your bare hands. If you do not visually see a crack, then you could have a furnace control board problem or a limit, roll-out switch problem. The furnace's control board might not be supplying the voltage to the ignitor. If your furnace lights and the gas stays on for 8 to 10 seconds, then shuts right back off, then you need to clean your flame sensor with light sand paper or steel wool. You might need a new flame sensor, but most of the time they can be cleaned an will work well after cleaning.

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Oct 25, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

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Goodman GMP Furnace problem. Original problem is


Good one! Is the flame getting to the flame sensor within the few seconds? Maybe a good cleaning of the burners or flame tray would help. 1.3 ma is enough for the flame rod to tell the board to stay on. Re-do all the ground connections both at the board and furnace cabinet to be safe. Check the polarity of the power going to the furnace. What are the chances the second board is bad?

Jan 15, 2010 | Goodman Heating & Cooling

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I have a goodman gmp100-4 gas furnace and the gas comes on but shuts off in around 30 seconds, then tries again and the same thing... can i get some help please?


On the last gas venturi tube there should be a flame sensor located in the flame to prove it exsists, if its coroded the spark can,t jump back thru the moisture molecues in the gas to prove it has a flame to tell the circuit board to keep the gas comming. Just reomve the flame snsor and sand itand replace itback. T. Y. V. M.!

Dec 01, 2009 | Goodman GMS90703BXA Heater

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Goodman Heater kicks on but then it goes off as the burner is trying to ignite. Then come on and goes out after a few times 3 to 5 times, after awhile it will stay on... Then start all over again after it...


the gas furnace has a flame sensor when the flame kicks on and the flame sensor doesn't sense it it will shut off as a safety precaution and try three times to start again and then will lockout what you need to do is find the flame sensor it usually looks like a metal rod about 1'' -1 1/2'' long in a porcelain cylinder. it looks kind of like a mini screwdriver. You have to clean the metal rod with sandpaper or sandcloth the flame sensor actually conducts electricity with a flame cleaning them usually works make sure you check your connections especially ground.

Oct 30, 2009 | Goodman CLQ36AR49 Air Conditioner

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