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Armstrong ultra sx 80 furnace starts up and runs and then the gas shuts off for a few seconds and then lights backup and causes a small backfire

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    I Have an Ultra SX 80 Furnace mine will cut on and immediately right back off

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Flame sensor could be dirty. It is located right beside the last burner looks like a thick piece of wire. Take steel wool and gently clean the probe 4 or 5 strokes is all it will take to take off the carbon build up off. Lets eliminate this item and see if it clears up okay. ken

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You have a dirty flame sensor. Look at the very last burner and you will see a wire going to a ceramic sensor and it looks like a thick wire. Take some steel wool or fine sandpaper and clean the surface off and it will work like a champ.

Let me know how it goes ken

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