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Flame roll out protection device just started tripping a couple of days ago. Can be reset and unit runs for 10-12 hours and device trips again. 14 year old furnace and this just started happening. Anything i can do until the repair technician comes?

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  • ajvrec Nov 29, 2008

    Thanks. Is a cracked heat exchanger is the only possibility? The flames seem to be coming out of the burners more aggressively than in the past, hitting the manifold structure and rolling up the outside of the manifold at times. No chance a minor adjustment could pull back on the flames and solve the problem? I may be in denial, but what the heck.

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No, heat exchanger is most likely cracked. Time for a new furnace. I cannot see your reply due to some tech issue w/ the site, so it may be a day or so before I can reply again. Please leave feedback for me if appropriate. Thanks

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  • JEFF SIEGEL Nov 29, 2008

    Unless your gas pressure is too high from a bad regulator I really cannot think of anything you could do. If bad regulator then otherb gas products you have would be acting up too.

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If the Arc Detection Device has tripped, the
reset button will pop up.


Follow these steps to reset the Arc Detection
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1. Unplug unit from electrical outlet
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3. Plug the unit back into electrical outlet
4. Check to see if power has returned to the unit

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You should test the Arc Detection Device
equipped power cord monthly, after every major
electrical storm, or if power to your Room Air
Conditioner has been interrupted.

Follow these steps to test the Arc Detection
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1. Unplug unit from electrical outlet
2. Press the reset button
3. Plug the unit back into electrical outlet
4. Press test button. Unit should trip and reset
button will pop up.
5. Press reset button again for use
If above test fails, stop using the air
conditioner and contact customer service by
calling the following toll-free number:
1-800-332-6658 or email:
customerservice@fedders.com

I hope this helps & good luck!

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