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Older Rheem gas furnace Model 3204-100JD. Shuts down before reaching set temp. of thermostat. Will run for any where from 10 minutes to 1/2 hour. When it shuts down, even the pilot flame turns off.

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The problem is most likely to be a defective fan limit switch. Here is link to a video that describes how to replace it Rheem Furnace Fan Limit Switch Replacement 47 22860 01

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