Question about Heating & Cooling

2 Answers

No heat and I'm cold.

I have a Rheem MD: RGDG-10EAMER, S/N DF50302 F4894 9075.

When I move the thermostat for heat the induction blower operates. The igniter false to glow in 25-30 secods, but the circulation fan operates too.

This problem appears intermittent over the last week. I've noticed the two (2) green lights without an amber when all works according to plan. When the aforementioned problem appears the two green light glow and so does the amber light. The amber lights illuminates after the greens do (2-3 sec). The amber light blinks four times, then on the fifth time the blinking become more rapid.

Thanks!!!
Scott
Cold in Georgia!

Posted by on

  • sbo38 Dec 05, 2008

    I see no code reference....only schematic and diagram.

  • sbo38 Dec 06, 2008

    I have replaced the ignitor. The problem induction fan works, the igniter works, and then the gas. Now the problem is the circulation fan will not shut off after reaching desired temp. Also, twice the gas shut off 7 degrees before reaching desired setting on thermostat.

    I shut off power and turned it back on. The circulation fan comes back on. This was after I let the circulation fan run for 10 min before I shut it off as mentioned.

    I can shut off the power for 10-15 min and the circulation fan will not operate again until I set the thermostat.

    I have tried the paperclip. I've used a meter on both thermo-switches. Both have continuity until I open their circuit with a flame-torch and open them as designed. Both close when cooled (1 min approx).

    Thanks for the suggestions!



×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Check the flame sensor, should be clean, if not steel wool. They snap easy so be easy on it.

Posted on Feb 13, 2016

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 85 Answers

Do you have the code reference on your furnace door? If so what does it say? The furnace has locked itself out, and we need to determine what in the world it needs..

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

  • Armando Bernal Dec 05, 2008

    ok, If your getting to no ignitor after inducer fan, and pressure switch (little hose from inducer to little round plastic mounted near inducer) then your ingitor has failed, replace it, a dealer, wholesaler, or contractor will sell you the part, they only need the model number. Expect to pay 15 to 45 dollars depending on their markup. If the fan operates in conjunction with inducer before igniting, the furnace has an open circuit. Look for limit switches near the exchangers (generaly they are manual reset switches), if you have continuity they are ok, same with the auxilary limit (locate switches on schematics), it should have continuity. If you don't want to pull out a meter, then turn off power to unit, pull off two wires from each switch on at a time and put a paperclip or conductor between them. Turn on furnace and if you had a failed switch it will bypass the limit, do not leave this bypassed for long, failure to replace could result in fire danger.

  • Armando Bernal Dec 06, 2008

    If you checked all the mentioned, then only two things could be wrong with the furnace, flame sensor, a short, or bad control board. It is normal for the blower to stay on up to 180 seconds, however it is not normal for it to continue running. Check your fan relay and ensure it is not shorted and causing the blower to work abnormaly. To check therm, pull off therm, disconnect wires, and do the same at the furnace, check for shorts. Then put the red and white together or a temporary therm and watch the cycle, ensure your therm is working properly.

×

2 Suggested Answers

  • 96 Answers

SOURCE: No Heat and I'm Cold

Your preasure switch is closed

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Carrier troubleshooting furnace


If the thermostat isn't selected for "FAN" then the relay is stuck. In heat mode the thermostat opens the gas valve and starts the igniter and the induction motor. If the induction fan isn't running, the flame will stop.

Jan 28, 2014 | Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

Rheem rgph 10eamer 8 yrs old ...blower motor wont stop running...i had the a/c on....decided to ck the furnace ...switched to heat...blower still running....no spark from direct spark...


Hi Richard. The switch they are talking about has a small tube coming from the induction blower housing straight to the switch. The best way to test it is to blow and **** on the tube while it is still connected to the switch. You should hear small clicking sounds coming from the switch, if not than it needs to be replaced. Another thing to try is a small wire or paperclip through the small opening where the tube came off. Sometimes this gets clogged and causes the same issue. Other than that, it can be a blocked flue or the inductive blower motor itself is not working properly. Hope this helps and good luck!

Sep 26, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Heat PumP: Rheem Two Stage Heat, One Stage Cool Thermostat Replac


R = R with jumper to RC hot side of transformer
B = Reversing valve
Y = Compressor relay
G =Blower
C = common on transformer (X on old t'stat)
W2 = Auxillary heat
E = Emergency heat

Mar 04, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Rheem RHQA Heater:Blower works but no heat.


Is there a setting on the thermostat for Auto or Fan? If so, make sure it is in the Auto setting. You will have a contactor that turns on the elements and a relay for the fan. Follow the wiring diagram to see which relay energizes the fan then unplug it to see if the fan stops.

Nov 02, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Rheem gas furnace blower unit not working properly


look at circuit board and follow wires that come from fan motor, if this is a standard motor black is high and it will be going to a prong that says cool, red is low and it will go to heat, you will have a yellow and a blue that are "parked" remove red park it were the blue is and put blue on heat, if this is a variable speed motor you will have to set dip switches via your equipment manual

Sep 29, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Rheem Model# RGDJ-10eamer sometimes lights and sometimes does not


Find the small tube that runs from the inducer blower. Disconnect the hose and see if there is water in it. If so then I suggest remounting the pressure switch that it is attached to a little higher and so that there is no droop in the tube for water to collect. Just shortening the tube will only allaow water in to the pressure switch. The second thing is with the tube disconnected at the inducer take a straightened paper clip and poke it in the orifice on the nipple attached to the inducer. there may be a partial blockage. Let me know what you find.

Feb 27, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

2 Answers

No Heat and I'm Cold


Your preasure switch is closed

Dec 05, 2008 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

I have a rheem rgdg 10eamer diagnostic light blink 3 times any ideas


i have a rdgd-075auer series that I am looking for the manual or blueprint to install the board on it.

Dec 04, 2008 | Water Heaters

Not finding what you are looking for?
Heating & Cooling Logo

Related Topics:

411 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Heating & Cooling Experts

paulcarew

Level 3 Expert

2191 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8205 Answers

Donni Steen

Level 3 Expert

659 Answers

Are you a Heating and Cooling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...