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My fan runs constantly even if the system is off. The only way to cut it off is to kill power by the main outside breakers

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Re: My fan runs constantly even if the system is off. The...

Repair USA is correct. You can also test the wiring buy removing either the red or green wire from furnace control. These wires energize the blower. Remember to tape down the door switch after you remove it to get to the furnace control. If the blower runs with either of thoes wires off, you have a bad control. If it does not, look at the wiring or thermostat as Repair USA indicated.

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Check the thermostat and make sure it is in the auto position. If that does not correct the problem you will need to disconnnect power to the unit, unhook the thermostat wires and plug power back in. If tha corrects the problem it is either in the wiring or the thermostat. If the fan continues to run, replace the furnace control board.


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