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Blower fan will not shut off. Has a Honeywell Fan limit control. Dial is rotated all the way to the right.

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Try to dial rotate in middle,not left not right.

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My furnace is an older type furnace and it was working fine yesterday but the blower won't shut off after it runs for a while it run continueally I was wondering what I could do to fix this pr


When you say 'older furnace' I am assuming old enough to where there is no circuit board. They will usually have a thermally activated 'fan-limit' switch with a bi-metal sensing device. Most older furnaces had either a Honeywell or a White-Rodgers controller and they look almost identical. With the furnace door off, look towards the top of the furnace vestibule (above the flame area) for a rectangular box approximately 3 1/2" wide by 5" long. Tap the side of the box with a screwdriver and if the thermostat setpoint has been satisfied and the gas burners have been off for more than three minutes, the fan should then shut off. The switch contacts are either stuck together OR the bimetal sensing device is weakening from thousands of cycles.

If it continues to run, squeeze the sides of the 'lid' of the box and remove the cover. Inside you'll see a round moveable dial with three pointers, marked 'fan off, fan on, and limit'. The 'limit' should remain at or near the 200 degree setting, the 'fan on' can be anywhere around 140 and the 'fan off' can be anywhere near 100 degrees. It is the 'fan off' position thats giving you the grief.

Turn the thermostat up again and sit there and watch the dial do its thing and yo'll understand better how this control works. Watch it rotate past the 'fan on' setting and observe the fan turn on. Turn the thermostat below room temperature and watch the gas shut off and the dial rotate back towards the 'fan off' setting. If it hangs up again before twisting past the setpoint, you can slightly increase the setting to compensate for the weakening bi-metal element. But just a tiny bit, not a great amount or you will have the fan shutting off with a lot of residual heat still in the heat exchanger. The idea of the delay in shutting off the fan is to remove all that residual heat and transfer it to the house.

There are other brands that utilized 'timed on' fan controls, and there are a few other variances of controllers but what's described above should cover the vast majority of older furnaces.

Remember there is ELECTRICITY inside the fan control and any adjustments should be done with the power OFF !!!!

Dec 26, 2014 | Heating & Cooling

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How do you adjust settings


take cover off and hold round dial so it dosent move. there are 2 tabs in the dial . the one on the left is the low limit. the one on the right is the high limit.high limit is when the furnace shuts down 200. the low limit is when the blower will stop 90 to 100 degrees.

Dec 02, 2012 | Honeywell L4064B2236 Fan/Limit Control...

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Fi have a older furnace that operates like this. main burners will come on then the blower turns on and furnace continues to heat untill it shuts down on the high limit. there is no blockage on the cold...


Maybe there is a blockage in the air conditioning coil above the furnace? This happens when people have pets, or dont use filters. Single phase 120-240 volt motors won't run backwards if you reverse the wiring that's dc or three phase, you have to check the rotation of the wheel, the right rotation is usually marked on the blower case. Some motors will allow you to change the rotation but you have to check the wiring diagram. Also use new capacitors when they go bad the motor can run backward. God luck

Dec 20, 2011 | Honeywell L4064B2236 Fan/Limit Control...

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I have 2 hvac units running an electric heating element for the heater. Both limit controls are set the same. One is ignited the flames and continuing with flames for close to 3 min. The other is taking...


Hi, these Honeywell combination fan/limit controls are used for turning the fan on after the combustion changer reaches the factory setting on the round dial that you see when you remove the cover. The high limit will turn the fan on when it reaches this temperature, and off when the stat is satisfied. If the blower motor fails due to a burn out or short, it shuts the main burners down on the high limit setting. These controls can be removed and you can clean the probe which has a set of contacts at the end. Sometimes this will fix the problem. Check the settings on the dial to see if they are set right to come on, the time it takes between cycles, and the temperature they are set to shut off. This sounds as though you need to check your thermostats also. They could be a problem. You say electric heat, but then you are saying flames? If these limits have the manual fan button, make sure they are on auto. Long delays could also mean you have a dirty flame sensor located by the pilot. You can clean the metal tip with steel wool or fine sanding cloth. Short heating cycles may be your thermostats like I said before. You shouldn't have to replace the fan/limits as I told you what they control. These will cause a fan to run and not shut off after the stat is done, so check to see if they are dirty. Please keep me posted.
Shastalaker7
A/C, & Heating Contractor

Feb 12, 2011 | Honeywell L4064B2236 Fan/Limit Control...

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I have a honeywell L4064A limit control i need to know what the setting should on the dial for fan limits bluescorpion_67@msn.com


First thing I would suggest just to be on the safe side before you began shut power off to unit.
Remove cover on combination fan and limit.
I would set the fan on at 130-140 and fan off at 90-100 degrees. When you adjust setting grasp the outside of the dial to stop it from rotating when you are moving set point indicators. Replace cover and turn power back on. I hope this helps you. Thanks.

Nov 24, 2010 | Honeywell L4064B2236 Fan/Limit Control...

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Honeywell thermostat TH6110D1021. Blower comes on


Hi, You are right, fan is on a time delay in the heating cycle, and after burners fire that is when this delay comes into play. You have a preset factory temperature that determines the cycle on time for the fan, and the off time after the burners shut down also. This will not be in the thermostat, but in the fan/limit control the is mounted on the face of the furnace, with a probe inserted into the fire box.Depending on how old or new this unit is, will depend on the type control you have.It may be just a high limit switch, or the 1st I mentioned.If so, It rotates in the burner as the temperature rises, to turn the fan on and off.Disconnect power, remove cover, and 2 screws.Slowly remove the control and gently clean the probe. Turn the dial if this one has it and you will be able to hear it click. This click is contacts closing to start fan operation.Reinsert and try again. If problem continues, you will have to replace it.They do tend to stick closed/on, in the heat cycle from time to time and a cleaning sometimes will solve this problem. Not knowing how old this furnace is and type, make it difficult to give you a correct diagnosis, so check this fan control as I have explained, and if your system is of a different type, please let me no so I can correct this problem. Sincerely,
Shastalaker7

Dec 11, 2009 | Honeywell Programmable Thermostat Heater

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Burner lights but limit switch will not turn fan on automatically. the burner will shut down if i don't run fan manually. is it the limit switch?


Hi, Yes, you have the answer to you're problem. Now, I don't no if you have just a high limit, or a combination Limit control? I will go with the combination fan control as when they go bad, they stick in the closed position and they have normally open contacts. When the heat exchanger starts to heat on a call for heat, there is a dial on the fan control with temp. settings on it , and it will start to rotate as the heat gets higher. When it reaches its set fan on temp, it with start the fan.We no the fan works so the blower is good, so it shuts the burners down on you're high limit temp. which is factory set to about 250*F. When you turn The t-stat from auto to on in the fan side, that solves the problem temp, only. You will need to R & R the Fan control. If you need some direction on doing this please let me know and if it is a Honeywell auto/on type that is rectangular in looks, and if you remove the cover you will see the temp. dial with arrows on it. Thank you.
Best of Luck, and Sincerely,
Shastalaker7


Nov 21, 2009 | Dayton Electric Heater

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When I set tstat to call for a/c, compressor outside comes on. Blower on furnace does not. When I manually rotate fan limit switch on furnace wall, blower comes on, blows cold air, and then goes off when...


blower relay bad or no call from stat on green wire to run fan jump red on stat to green if fan comes on stat bad if no look for fan relay turning the well switch bypasses the relay hope this helps

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Blower fan runs to long


ther might be dip swiches on the circuit board you might have to change

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The compressor coming on when the contact is pushed is o.k. they all do that. As for the blower fan not shutting off, some brands (Payne for example) the heating fan relay is a n.c. (normally closed ) relay. so if the time delay relay or thermal link are bad or not connected, the fan will blow even when it is turned off.

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