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Auto fan does not turn my furnace fan on-I have to use manual on

I have an oil furnace and a Honeywell Programmable Thermostat.
When I put fan on "auto" the furnace fan does not turn on.
I have to put fan on "on" for the furnace fan to turn on.
Do I need a new thermostat or is something wrong with my furnace?

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With the fan in the auto position, the fan only comes on during a demand for heat.  does it not come on during a demand for heat?

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