Question about Coleman Propane Forced Air Heater w/Electronic Ignition (50,000-80,000 BTU)

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Ignition failure. Relatively new furnace - under 5 years old.

Replacement unit. Apparently the igniter is not working. Is this a replacement item for a non pro, but relatively savvy handyman?

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You can replace a hot surface ignitor if you are careful not to touch the silicon surface. The oil from your hand may cause the ignitor to fail. make sure to turn off electric supply before attempting. You will probably need an OEM (from a coleman dealer) ignitor.

Usually best to bring the old one with you to make sure you get the right one with the right wire terminals. Or you can wire nut a new one to the old terminals. Could also be a dirty flame sense rod.
Hope this helps.
Matt

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You said, Amana Air Command 80, 20 years old.
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But I want to tell you my story about my smart wife and our furnace.
When we moved into this house the furnace was 20 years old and she suggested that we put a new one that it will save us money.
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Six years later it finally broke down and I replaced the whole furnace and central air unit with a new one.
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Can you imaging $1200. a year for 20 years is $24,000 dollars I'm saving with a new and efficient unit.
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