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RUUD UBHC-17J14SFA HEATING PROBLEM

Furnace blows hot air for the first 5-10 minutes only, then air is barely warm

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You may have airflow issues, verify the inlet and outlet temps with the unit running on start up, if the unit exceeds the "rise" allowable then the safety devices "overtemp" will take the firing circuit off line until it cools down. The acceptable mfg. rise is listed on the nameplate inside the burner chamber, (generally on the side wall)

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In most newer operations, the indoor fan motor will come on first before the actual heat comes on.
However if you shut off the power and Remove usually
the upper panel. Located on the inside on the right hand side there is information that will tell you what
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Usually this requires a thermometer that you can insert about 5ft away from the furnace, for both
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That's crazy, we're having the same problem.  Turns out there was a wattage restrictor in the furnace that was switching off 3 of the 5 heating elements in an attempt to save energy.  Basically, the restrictor was sensing that the incoming air was warm, so only 2 of the 5 coils should be needed to heat the air.  Well that wasn't enough and we just sat with the furnace running all day long struggling to reach the 70 degree setpoint. 
This is something a technician can diagnose in a few minutes, but not the sort of thing a DIY'er should really handle.

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