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Amana-80sse furnace turns it's self off after starting.

We had water in the basement. i turn furnace on andblower starts, then the filament gets warm, but then it turns it's self off.

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Thats going to be a gas valve issue. either their is no gas to the valve or its not letting it go through. and you also need to make sure the exhaust fan is running too.

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You said, Amana Air Command 80, 20 years old.
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