I had a Dettson oil furnace Model # AMP112SDMB just installed this year. I have fumes? (smell) coming from the venting. The company has been back ... but do not think I have a problem.
They said the smell would leave once the silicone sealant cured. They have been back months later ... and still think I do not have a problem. I am a retired HVAC tech .... I know that I have a problem ... I believe it is in the venting, and I am building a plastic tent to try to consentrate it for them ... any thing else?
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If it smells like gas Shut the gas off outside call installer, or
gas company. If it doesn't smell like gas, most likely it's the "new smell" caused by the heat. If you have a kitchen vent fan turn it on. If it persists Call the installer or dealer. No action by them? call the mfg customer service number in your owner's manual. It's possible something was left in the oven burner area that shouldn't be there.
I emphasize with you on this problem. If you are smelling fumes you are inhaling car "exhaust" which is extremely dangerous as you know. I have a 1999 Passat that had a "fume" issue that baffled me for over a year. Your description of the conditions that you smell the fumes may not be complete enough for me to definitively say what your problem is but I will tell you what I experienced and discovered on my car. I only smelled the fumes when my heat or AC was on and the car was NOT moving forward. Also, if the AC recirculate button was on I didn't smell the problem as bad. So, what I found was that the car's emission control piping was leaking the exhaust fumes that bypass the pistons and go into the crankcase. These fumes are normally piped back into the intake manifold to be re-burned to reduce emissions. With a completed disintegrated rubber emissions pipe coming off the engine block, the fumes entered into the engine compartment which is sealed from the interior of the car. So, how did the fumes get in my car? Well, when waiting at a red light and with the heat or AC on (no recirculate) the fumes would fill the engine compartment and overflow out the wheel wells and wrap over the hood to the intake vents (near the wiper blades) of the car's interior air system. If the recirculate button is pressed with the AC on, the car's interior air (no exterior air) is recirculated inside the car to cool it faster and I didn't smell the fumes as bad. Also on windy days the fumes didn't get a chance to wrap over the hood and get into the intake vents. Because of the unique conditions that had to occur in order to smell or not smell the fumes it was a difficult problem to solve. By the way, the disintegrated rubber pipe was almost impossible to see and there is no real reference material to read that describes the location and depiction of the emissions plumbing. I hope this helps you!
You really, really need to get your furnace checked by an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) expert. Your furnace has a section where the fire heats tubes that air is blown across then out to your home to heat it. The air in your home and the air from the combustion process should never mix. If you smell exhaust, it's possible there is a breakdown in this part of the furnace and exhaust, which can include carbon monoxide, could be pulled into the air stream and be circulated in your home. Carbon monoxide can and will make you go to sleep and not wake up! Do not use the furnace until you get it checked.
I have the same issue. According to the furnace repairman the duct for the fan inside the unit is rusted out causing it to burn very dirty and produce that smell. In my case the furnace needs to be replaced. Hopefully you're more lucky than I. Hope this helps
The thing I am thinking that is causing the "smell" I would have the drain to the evaporator coil cleaned out. Using the wet/vac remove the debris in the drain. This drain has a p-trap built into it and if it clogs up the back up water gets an algae growth in it and I think this is what your smelling. Some persons are really sensitive to this. Once you have sucked out the drainage go to the drain pain in your furnance( This is where the evaporater coil sits in) take a capfull of regular household bleach and pour it ito the drain (this will inhibit growth of algae in the area for a while) This may cure your problem It has worked for me on several different occasions as the one your describing
If your Laser 56 is giving off fumes it is probably coming from the igniter gasket and the igniter guide gasket. The igniter gasket has broken and needs to be replaced with the new style. The new style cost about $12. The guide gasket is the fiber gasket around the hole the igniter goes in. It has seperated and all you have to do is smash it back together. If you have high temp silicone or furnace cement, you can use either to seal the crack. Any toyotomi dealer can get you the new igniter gasket # 17185580.