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Furnace amana gui090b30b will not ignite when gas valve releases gas, but will if I blow to assist it while the surface ignitor is glowing, how do I fix?

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  • robert west Dec 17, 2008

    i have the same model furnace. when the ignitor heats up it does not ignite the flame, I use a liter stick to start it. I replaced the ignition box and the thermastat rod and the ignitor. It worked last year and now its doing the same thing. I replaced the ignitor this year but it is still not firing up without assistance from an actual flame.

  • Armando Bernal May 11, 2010

    Hello, can you clarify "blow" do you mean literally blow into the gas chambers while the valve is open and ignitor is glowing? Thanks

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Are you saying you put your face in the burner box and blow air on the burner tubes? You are a braver man than I. Gas pressure or air adjustment. Get a technician to check your system or shave all the hair on your face and head before you burn it off.

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