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Furnace will not light

3 lights blinking It means according to codes that there is a pressure switch error. How do I reset this ? Randy

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Most furnaces can be reset by turning the power off and back on.
The pressure switch senses pressures in the furnace to make sure the exhaust fan or draft inducer is operating properly. if not the furnace shuts down. check the inlet and exhaust terminals outside for obstructions (I.E: leaves,frost or snow) check the drains to make sure they are not clogged . Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Ruud achiever 90 plus wouldn't start

Thanks for the carefull description of the fault, The vent system is designed so that if a leak occurs fresh air from the living space will be pulled into the vent rather than dangerous combustion gases pushed out to insure this there is a carefully calibrated -pressure switch that will not allow the unit to fire unless a negative pressure on the vent is proven this can be prevented by many things, here are a a few :a sticky micro switch, a leaking hose from the vent to the pressure sensor, cold stacking in the flu(either a down draft or extremely cold air in vent that restricts warm combustion air from being pushed out), a problem with the power exhaust fan(debris has gotten in the housing preventing an easy start), i usually find the cause to either be a bad pressure sensor hose or debris in ths exhaust fan housing either blocking blade movement or obstructing the pressure sensor hose port.
To clear the fault turn of the breaker to the unit then restart the unit and fallow the sequence of operation to see where the fault occurs the fan should come on first then the exhaust blower should come on when negative pressure is achieved it start the lighting sequence if the lighting sequence doesn't start and you get the same fault take the neg pressure hose loose from the exhaust fan housing and start the sequence again while pulling a slight negative pressure on the pressure sensor with a hand held pump continue this process until you find the fault.

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SOURCE: The led indicator blinks 3

Pressure switch open. Remove the small hose at the blower assy and gently **** on it. You should hear the switch on the other end of that hose change states. If not then it's the hose (cheap) or the switch (100 bucks but tough to find 2 years ago) or the wiring to/from or the control module. If it does do you have a bunch of white **** (the gasket) coming out of the black blower mount? I had to remove broken gasket and Permatex the seal to create the proper pressure; that's probably your problem as well.

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check the pressue switch and make sure that nothing is in the fan that would cause it to not draw. I have seen water inside of them at times due to the high efficentcy of the units. let me know if this does not solve it please.

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SOURCE: High limit switch open on armstrong furnace

If you know where the high limit switch is you can always cut the two wires and wire them together causing the limit to close. But what you have to watch out for is why the high limit is not closing. That means in your return air either you have a dirty return air duct, dirty filter, or you don't have all your registors open to allow the heat to escape the heat exchanger. Just watch over riding the system. The high limit switch should either be on or behind the blower, in the middle of the system right under the heat exchanger. any other questions about hvac just ask.

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SOURCE: Ruud Achiever 90 Plus - furnace won't ignite.

Jump out the switch as it first starts then take the jumper off as it ignites. If it starts, its the switch. If not, its the circuit board.

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Testimonial: "furnace stayed on when the switch was jumped - must be the switch then. Thanks!!"

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I have a Goodman GMP 125-5 furnace. It had a 3 light code i replaced the presure switch now it is giving me a 1 light code please help


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Read one LED flash that stays on continuously to mean your furnace has no signal coming from the thermostat and will not operate. Turn the power off and check the thermostat for improper settings or connections.

Interpret one LED flash that blinks on and off to mean your furnace has locked out because it could not ignite after three tries, and must be reset. Interrupt power to your furnace for 20 seconds or lower the thermostat so your furnace does not try to heat, then reset the thermostat to the previous setting. After one hour of lockout, your furnace will automatically reset itself and try to operate as usual.

Decipher two LED flashes to mean the draft blower is not working, or your furnace has a short in the pressure switch circuit. Turn off the furnace power and repair a short or replace the pressure switch.


Read three LED flashes to mean your furnace has an open pressure switch circuit or it has an induced draft blower operating. Check the pressure switch hose of your furnace for blocks or an improper connection. Also, look for blockages in the flue, and tighten any loose wiring.

Translate four LED flashes to mean your furnace has a primary limit circuit open, possibly from loose wiring or blocked filters. Check and clean filters, tighten wiring and check the flue for blockages.

Interpret five LED flashes to mean your furnace senses a flame without a call for heat. This could be from a gas valve closing slowly or a burner flame lingering.



Read seven LED flashes as a warning of a low flame sense microamp signal. This could happen with a coated flame sensor or a lazy flame from poor gas pressure. Turn off the power and adjust the gas pressure according to the information on the rating plate.



See eight LED flashes as meaning an igniter circuit problem due to a bad igniter or an igniter connected improperly. Replace the bad igniter or check the ground wiring, making necessary corrections.



Decipher nine LED flashes to mean the high-stage pressure switch circuit will not close during a high-stage-induced draft blower operation. Your furnace may have a pinched or blocked pressure switch hose, a blocked flue or loose wiring.

Read continuous flashing on the LED to mean your furnace has a reversed polarity of 115 volts. Turn off the power and correct the wiring polarity after reviewing the wiring diagram.
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A sampling of various codes on a furnace

Read one LED flash that stays on continuously to mean your furnace has no signal coming from the thermostat and will not operate. Turn the power off and check the thermostat for improper settings or connections.

Interpret one LED flash that blinks on and off to mean your furnace has locked out because it could not ignite after three tries, and must be reset. Interrupt power to your furnace for 20 seconds or lower the thermostat so your furnace does not try to heat, then reset the thermostat to the previous setting. After one hour of lockout, your furnace will automatically reset itself and try to operate as usual.

Decipher two LED flashes to mean the draft blower is not working, or your furnace has a short in the pressure switch circuit. Turn off the furnace power and repair a short or replace the pressure switch.


Read three LED flashes to mean your furnace has an open pressure switch circuit or it has an induced draft blower operating. Check the pressure switch hose of your furnace for blocks or an improper connection. Also, look for blockages in the flue, and tighten any loose wiring.

Translate four LED flashes to mean your furnace has a primary limit circuit open, possibly from loose wiring or blocked filters. Check and clean filters, tighten wiring and check the flue for blockages.

Interpret five LED flashes to mean your Goodman furnace senses a flame without a call for heat. This could be from a gas valve closing slowly or a burner flame lingering.



Read seven LED flashes as a warning of a low flame sense microamp signal. This could happen with a coated flame sensor or a lazy flame from poor gas pressure. Turn off the power and adjust the gas pressure according to the information on the rating plate.



See eight LED flashes as meaning an igniter circuit problem due to a bad igniter or an igniter connected improperly. Replace the bad igniter or check the ground wiring, making necessary corrections.



Decipher nine LED flashes to mean the high-stage pressure switch circuit will not close during a high-stage-induced draft blower operation. Your furnace may have a pinched or blocked pressure switch hose, a blocked flue or loose wiring.

Read continuous flashing on the LED to mean your furnace has a reversed polarity of 115 volts. Turn off the power and correct the wiring polarity after reviewing the wiring diagram.

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4 blinks is "pressure switch closed" there are 2 in the system according to the wiring diagram one for the vent system  and one for the drain system ... I just wiggled them and heard one "click" the fault light quit blinking and when I pushed the safety switch back in the furnace fired right up.  That being said is there a good website for learning how to maintain your own furnace?  I'll call a pro if I have to, but shoot I can fix a jet engine... this shouldn't be much worse.
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