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

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Have to restart my furance all the the time...

I have a burnham gas furnace. It is about 7 years old. After so many cycles it doesn't want to start back up again. If I take off the front panel cover, there is a little box on the upper left corner that looks like it supplies the power? if i tap it or when it gets jarred by the door being opened and closed, the furance will start back up. any idea what that 'hangy thing' is? is it the electronic ignition? I have a service contract with my gas company but i'm not covered for the ignition. If that is what this part is, I can call and add it on before my service call and I'll be covered for the part.

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The little box is a isolation relay if it is brown and black and it sounds like a lose connection

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· Low or lack of flame sense. Different furnaces use different methods to detect a flame – often these “flame sensors” become dirty and have to be cleaned (usually with sandpaper or steel wool).
· Bad igniter. (Doesn’t light at all).
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This is not a complete list, only the most common!
Depending on where you live your HVAC system runs more than anything else you own (including your car). All furnace manufacturers “recommend” “regular maintenance” of your furnace. In fact, all that I am aware of state in their warranty that the warranty may be voided due to lack of “regular maintenance.” The industry has defined “regular maintenance” as yearly (in fact, some manufacturer’s warranties state yearly). Due to safety, liability, and the need for many other things to be checked, cleaned, and/or adjusted (2-page checklist where I work) to ensure safety and efficiency. Due to the large number of furnaces and the differences between them. Moreover, due to the terms of this site, I WILL NOT AND CAN NOT give you specific instructions on how to perform repairs on your furnace. I suggest that you contact a local, reputable, HVAC service company for (a tune up, preventive maintenance, general maintenance, yearly service call, general service, or whatever they call it).

While I may not have told you how to fix your furnace yourself, I have told you how to fix it. Please rate my answer.

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