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Carrier 58pav. Igniter wont shut off.

Is it normal for igniter to glow all the time?

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Yes it is

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

  • rfrankel57 Dec 13, 2010

    of course not...its only hot to ignite gas during a heating seq.



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