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Furnace wont lite

I can see the ignitor glow red but it wont lite

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Try jumping out the presure switch and see if it lights , check hoses are not split or blocked

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SOURCE: goodman furnace won't ignite. No glow from ignitor.

yes if the ignitor has a very small crack on it it will not work replace it and see if it works but do not touch the end that glows when you put it in as the grease from your finger s will stop it working

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Hear furnace start, ignitor glows but not kicking

the flame rod doesn't come into play until the pilot flame is established. check the pilot valve.

Posted on Oct 23, 2009

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sounds more like a pressure switch problem. If the pressure switch does not make, then the furnace will not attempt to light. Its a safety feature on residential furnaces.

Check the pressure switch and hose for obstructions. Clear any and attempt to re-light. If still not successful, its time to contact a local service company to check the gas valves and electronics.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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This is only a suggestion for you as I do not have all the Dayton manuals available. So I would be looking at the pilot assembly and what we are looking for is a thermocouple or possibly a photo electric eye. The click from the gas valve may only be for the pilot to ignite and not the burners yet. If there is a thermocouple try cleaning it with steel wool and positioning it over the top center of the pilot flame, also check where the thermocouple connects to the gas valve and make sure it has a snug connection. Should it be the photo electric eye type of sensor you can try cleaning it off with a soft rag, and make sure it has an unobstructed view of the flame. From what you describe it sounds as if it is not getting signal that a pilot has been established. This is why I am pointing you in this direction.Trace your wiring both to and from the gas valve as there may be other safety sensors in line.Should you run in to one check it with a volt ohm meter and it should register normally closed, if open there you are. Take your time and power down the unit to trouble shoot please.

Posted on Jan 10, 2011

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