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York Dianond 80 Furnace

The thermostat is set for 'HEAT.' When I turn my furnace on, the burner starts, runs for five sec then turns off and repeats the same cycle for four times. Then after the fourth time the main blower starts and run non-stop blowing cold air and the burner never goes on again. it's not reacting on the thermostat settings, just blows untill I manuly turn it off.
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You have a limit switch that needs to be reset. It is probably the roll out switch that is located on the burner housing. The limit switch is a disk about the size of a dime or penny and has two wires to it. There is a small button in the middle of these two wires. Press this button firmly to reset it. Look for all the limits that may be on the unit that is manual reset like the one described above and do the same. This should correct your problem.

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