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Have a colombus 385bh and furnace just clicks and dnt fire. Also unit 2 when I put it auto doesn't even come on what could possibly be the problem

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SOURCE: Not firing. usually clicking sound until gas fires up.

If the unit has power, then not likely a bad breaker. The clicking sound you hear is the spark ignitor lighting the pilot. If you no longer hear this noise, the most likely cause is the spark control box, about 3 inches wide, 6 inches tall with wires connected to it.
If you provide the model number of the heater, I can send you a troubleshooting chart to determine if the spark control is bad or possibly a themostat or internal safety.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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