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No heat!, light blinks 3 times

Light blinks 3 times which says vacuum switch is stuck... this isn't true... it's just that the induction fan isn't turning fast enough (and makes a weird sound) to get enough suction to make the switch work. Is it common that the motor on that little fan dies? Furnace is 3 years old, last year the board died (techs changed out 2 vacuum switches before deciding it was the board)

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Re: no heat!, light blinks 3 times

Make sure the inducer motor is free of condensation and that all water is able to drain out. Unfortunately your furnace is a lower-grade “builders” model and does not have the same quality of components and workmanship as a Carrier or American Standard furnace. Prior to these failures, It was about 1/2 the price of the units mentioned. And the warranty drops off quickly. You get what you pay for.

Contact Goodman to see if they will cover the cost of your parts at 1-877-254-4729 US only. Their own motto is “Quality Makes the Difference”. It sure does.

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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