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I wouldn't bypass any safeties when its part of the exhaust system of the furnace. That is the first safety that acts in the furnaces sequence of operation. The induced draft will initiate and that pressure switch will close, proving the IDM is working and flue is clear. It's primary purpose is to exhaust any fuel that may linger inside the heat exchanger and then to reject the post combustion process. Carbon monoxide becomes an issue. As far as the Infinity, these units will not start if safeties are bypassed. The unit checks all safeties/circuits for continuity, and if a switch is closed when its not supposed to be, it won't allow.
Induced fan motors on older units are wired through the high limit safety on the stack - in series. When the furnace calls for heat, the induced fan motor comes on and after a time the furnace will light.
Older units have a temp switch in the stack that rotates to bring on the burners and blower motor. . When there is a call for heat, the induced draft fan motor comes on and then the burners will light.
After the heat exchanger is warmed up the limit switch will bring the blower motor on. That's basically how it works - there are two circuits - one for the induced draft motor and the burners and the other for the blower and high limit.
New units have a plug on the board you just plug in.
The induced draft motor you describe has a pressure switch proves the induced draft motor is running, it is about 4 inches across and silver and flat and round, it has 2 wires and a tube that atttaches to the induced draft assembly onto a barbed port, this barbed port will obstruct with carbon and needs to be cleared annually with a tiny dril bit or similar device.
Hello, it sounds like the pressure switch is not closing on your furnace and remaining open, reasons for this could be a blocked flue pipe, the tubing going from the inducer motor to pressure switch could be blocked, loose, or have condensation in it, or the switch itself is bad. U can check the tubing by taking it off blowing some air through it and making sure no condensation is in the tubing, then reinstall it. If everything checks out good then the pressure switch is bad and must be replaced.
With furnace OFF ,Disconnect the top of the hose that leads to the Bottom of Daft inducer Box, Now blow into it water will come out of the drain hoses "condensation " this will shut the unit down if not drained. There must be a Trap on the side of the Furnace with water in it , to have positive presure to suck out condensation. This will fix problem. some installers forget to install this Trap that comes with Unit.....!!!! A little item that will shut the whole system DOWN. :o)
Your doing well just right. When the call for heat is on the draft motor gets a call from the board to come on. When this happens if no voltage is present at the motor then you ahve abad baord. Replace it.
try checking the pressure sensing switch,it has a tube that should run somewhere close to the inducer fan.sometimes this hose fills with liquids,and makes the units act funny.I don't know if you have a condensing unit or what.the furnace wont try to light if it cant tell the inducer motor is running.any induced draft unit will work this way.you can also do a temp. bypass of the pressure switch to make sure the contacts on it are closing just be sure your inducer fan is running,and you cant leave it like that its just a test.that is a safety feature you really need.
most forced draft fans are powered by 120 volts . close to the fan is usually a plug that unsnaps. create a call for heat after turning off to clear safetys and see if your getting 120 to fan on initial call for heat. if you are then fan draft motor is bad, usually sold as an entire assembly replace exact as it came out. sequence of operation is..... stat calls for heat via common and white wire to furnace , 24 volts. ......board sences call and sends 120 volts to forced draft ........ motor runs and creates pressure on proofing switch,....... switch closes 24 to board and tells it draft fan is on......... board then energizes ignitor,....... after ignitior glows gas valve is opened and burner lights ........ either ignitor or seperate sensor rod tells board the burner lit........ and a few minutes later the fan comes on and hot air is blown out. if a step is missed or doesn't proof the furnace either trys up to three times to light or locks out. turning off power usually resets safetys and it will resume attempts to lite normally.