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I have a Carrier 58SXA updraft furnace installed in the basement of my house. It was installed in Nov of 1990. Carrier techs have a path worn to my door. They turn off and on power and say "it just needed to be reset". I have been doing that all the time. For two years intermittently every 3-5 days this heating season, I find inducer blower running and no flame. I reset and 90% of time it does fix.But some times the inducer blower turns on ,micro switch on draft inducer board operates (contacts open/close but I do not get a spark to ignite pilot light for main burner. These are I believe the part # for my boards IDR #313680 and ILO lh33wz512. I need to know sequence of operation and test points. If it was a gas prob. I believe I would still get spark. All wiring, plugs, pins, ground wires ect. are fine when I ohm them out. Furnace has been working normal for 35 starts with an average run time of 16 min. each. (very short because temp. outside is only 38 degrees.) Temp and duration don't seem to matter. This has been an ongoing prob. for 2 years. I will not allow another goof to come to my house and reset my furnace and say "its fine now...call us when it fails again". Is there a way to test IDR if it gives signal to ILO ? I have a wiring diagram but it only has boxes for boards and no info. The IDR has a relay soldered onto it and I believe to contacts are making when it picks. Oh ya when inducer blower starts the relay in the IDR and it sounds like a relay in the ILO picks also. If you can diagnose and fix this by my poorly written description you deserve a raise, promotion ect!
Try to identify which oven you have and try to get a manual from the same source
Posted on Feb 03, 2008
AMANA GAS RANGE
MODEL #ARG7301WW P1143323NWW
Hi Tamiw and oh Mighty Guru Text,.
I had the same problem with the oven not emitting a flame from the burner, but at the same time- the ignitor lit up and heated the oven enough to say it is 'HOT'.
It seems to be an intermittent problem';sometimes it emits a flame while other times I would wait 11 minutes with the dial set to 400 to emit flames.,
Detailed description of PROBLEM and steps I have already taken:
The Ignitor always turns on, and lights up.
1. After the initial cleaning of the burner vents with a coarse bristle cleanibng brush, I turned the oven dial on and everything seemed to be working fine. ie: ignitor turned on, blue flames came out of the burner and maintained a constant temperature.
Then,-after I had performed a "self-clean", to see if this feature would now work, it did! I used the oven for bake a few hours later......
The same symptom ocurred, the ignitor went on, but no flames were observed, YES, there was heat coming from the oven, but NO flames coming out of the burner mechanism:
The Ignitor turned on, but no "flames" were observed. Heat was given off from the glowbar, but no flames. I did NOT smell any gas, only what an inside of the oven smells like after cleaning.
From my records, I had replaced the thermostat about 4 years ago.
Today, I tried this again, and sure enough the ignitor lit up, and the burner was emitting blue flames. But when I put the "FLAME SPREADER" back, and turned the oven OFF, then on again to bake cookies, the oven didnt seem to heat up completely.
Could this be intermittent? or Could the flame spreader hamper the burner operation? (Earlier when I loosened the nut on the flame spreader the bolt broke. I tried to replace with another nut, but the bolt/screw was too short for contact.) Could this contribute to the problem? Does the flame spreader need to be tightly screwed for the burner to function correctly?
One thing I am noticing, is that it takes LONGER for the flames to come thru (than the average 90 seconds)
For example: Ten minutes ago I set the dial to 350. 5 minutes went by, and no flames, then set the dial to 450 after ten minutes oven was hot, but no flames?
I THEN SET TIMER FOR ANOTHER 5 MINUTES, AND 1 MINUTE LATER THE FLAMES TURNED ON. Total preheating time for flames to come on today = 11 minutes.
I have a "MULTIMETER" from DIGITEK Model # DS830B+ This should work to see the amperage, but I dont remember how to test it! the MAX OHMs are 2000, MA 200 Max, 500V
Can I use this to test the current? How would I do this?
Lastly, HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO CHANGE OUT THE IGNITOR> Meaning do I have to shut off the gas as well as the power circuit?
Ok, hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
i have a whirlpool gas accubake range and only two burners will ignite. The other two burners make a clicking sound and release gas but never light. I have to use a match to light the other two burners and the flame is uneven on one. What should i do?
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
After getting an electrician out, apparently the time needs to be set on the oven. As we're in a rental & don't have a manual/ couldn't download one, we got it to work after holding the first two buttons in (the timer buton + the one that looks like a hot pot) along with the + button at the far right, which made the tim tick on, so it could be set.
The oven works now! : )
Posted on Jan 12, 2010
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