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Air unit is running constantly and no heat coming out of vents. the aux light is on on the control panel. can you tell me what i can do to fix this? the unit is only 2.5 years old.

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Turn off furnace breaker, and listen to unit and watch unit, remove the door if necessary, just tape the button so it thinks the door is still on. You should get a clicking sound when the therm calls for heat. Once that happens let me know what it does.

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