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Heil DC90 gas furnace need to find reset or limit switch

I have a heat exchanger problem and no money for repairs until Jan. Short term solution is to hit rest(limit) switch. Cannot locate switch.

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Test to make sure the limit switch is still working prior to the rewire. Use an Ohm meter and test for continuity. If good, use some good quality 14 or 12 guage wire to rewire. If the unit has an in-line fuse, you will need to replace that as well.

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My good man furnace model gmh80903bnca will not get to temp fan shuts off and burners keep burning then kicks off on high limit then starts process over but never gets to temp set at 655


If you have a switch that can manually turn on the fan, try it to verify the fan works. This is what I think is happening. The normal operation should be thermostat calls for heat, inducer fan comes on, pressure switch closes, igniter glows, main burner ignites and then in 30 or so seconds the fan comes on and stays on until the thermostat is satisfied. Once the thermostat is satisfied the burner shuts off and the fan runs for approx 120 seconds then shuts off. I think the control board that automatically turns your fan on is faulty. On most modern furnaces if the auto fan control fails and the furnace gets to hot and limits, when the limit opens and shuts off the burner it also energizes the fan motor to cool the heat exchanger.

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The reset button near the ignitor is a high temperature limit safety switch. When the furnace gets too hot and the manual reset limit switch is tripped, it most likely goes into a 'safe' mode where the gas control is locked out electronically and the blower is made to run continuously to rid the heat exchanger of the excessive heat. This will continue until the reset is pushed and the power is cycled off. It will remain an endless cycle unless the reason for the overtemperature condition is not corrected.

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The heat exchanger must be free of cracks and holes due to the potential of carbon monoxide leakage. You can probably make a short term repair with sheet metal and high heat furnace refractory cement, but that is a quick fix only.
Please be aware of the potential for a lethal situation due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Yes it should go in this sequence, first exhaust fan, after establishing air flow you get a pilot, after signal from pilot is established you get main burners, then they have to reach a set temperature on the high limit and then the blower comes in. Now you have several over heat safety sensors one of them could be tripped check by powering the furnace down and see if they have a reset button on them, some do some do not. If not it should be the sensors closest to the heat exchanger and blower assembly use a volt ohm meter and check them should be normally open until temp is established then closed. This is easier done than it is to describe, now locate the high limit switch and bulb and see if it is open across the contacts it should be until it hits temp then it closes to start the blower. Hope this helps instead of confusing the hell out of you. Take your time locate the items then test.

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