Does not heat house, ignitor comes on, gas flows burners work for 45 seconds then shut off, process keeps going until turn down thermostat. turn off furnace and restart- works good, intermittant problem.
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furnace operation= call for heat- inducer blower motor energizes- pressure switch makes- after a few seconds ignitor activates.
If this series of processes is not whats happening the furnace may be going into a code safety. Call to discuss further=913-557-9111
I would be looking at the heat exchanger. They are designed to have the heat from burnt fuel flow thru them. Cracking or pin holes will let the super heated air into the furnace interior and in there you have some over heating protection some look like buttons, older they look like an external thermostat, and these get the hot gas from the burners and trip then the furnace shuts down. When the furnace comes on again some times the blower will come right on because the sensor says hey this thing is hot when in fact it isn't. This also can and if bad enough will cause carbon monoxide poisoning, please inspect this closely or have a professional look at this. There is no price ever to great to replace a human life.Sorry probably not the answer you wanted but better safe than sorry!
Thermostat calls for heat.
Draft inducer motor starts.
Pressure switch attached by a small plastic or rubber tube senses the
negative pressure produced by the draft inducer and
Draft inducer runs for 30 seconds to a minute before you hear a gas hissing sound. The ignitor did not glow, the flame sensor (a small
metal probe about 1/8" in diameter, with a white
porcelain base) does not sense the flame, so after 8
to 10 seconds the hissing sounds stops with no
ignition of gas to heat your home. Your furnace shuts down and goes into a lock out condition until you turn your power switch back
off and on again. Then the sequence starts all over
again with no ignition of the gas.
Solution:You probably need to
purchase and install a new ignitor. I would suggest that you inspect your
ignitor closely for cracks. Make sure you do not
touch the ignitor with your bare hands. If you do not
visually see a crack, then you could have a furnace control board problem or a
limit, rollout switch problem. The furnace's control board
might not be supplying the voltage to the ignitor. If your furnace
lights and the gas stays on for 8 to 10 seconds, then shuts right back off, then
you need to clean your flame sensor with light sand paper or steel wool. You
might need a new flame sensor, but most of the time they can be cleaned an will
work well after cleaning.
If this is a mobile home furnace they usually have a two stage gas valve. Generally they just have a delay in opening fully and are convertable from L.P to natural gas or vice versa. It is a possibilty that the gas valve is bad. If so it will have to be replaced. First I would have someone check your thermostat to see if that is what is causeing the blower to run . does the burner ever light? I wouldsuggest that you hire a service tech. who is knowledgable on intertherm furnaces. I don't recommend anyone who is not trained to change gas valves,because of safty concerns. I hope this helps you some. Thanks
It appears your furnace is a downflow furnace. The sensor will be located near the bottom of the furnace. When you first turn it on, you should see a red glow.....this is the hot surface ignitor. Normally, the Hot Surface Ignitor is located on one end of the burners and the Flame Sensor is located on the oppoosite end of the Burners.
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Between the burners is a small rail in the pressed steel where the flame runs across to light the other burners and it sounds like there is dirt or debris in the step over rails causing the problem. You will need to use some compressed air on those rails to clear them out. Once the rails are clear the other two burners should ignite right away.
sounds like its not proofing flame. it has a sensor usually like a needle sticks out into the flame that tells the gas valve the flame lit and is burning so its ok to keep sending gas, if its fails to proof flame then burner shuts down, then it tries to relight 3 times then locks out on fail safe. the blower will sometimes run continually once that occurs to highlight a failed condition. every time you reset it will try again 3 times then shut down. lp gas is very dangerous, even i do not work on it as the gas acts like gasoline and lays around. not like natural gas that disperses well. if you see the flame sensor try gently cleaning it with a little emory cloth. also a loose ground can cause this. check tio be sure any green wires are snug , they actually flow volts to ground through the flame on some to proof, thats why no ground no flame. if that fails then the board is most likely problem. change wire for wire , or get generic replacemant and follow directions exactly. good luck.some ignitors act as a flamre proofer as soon as they are done igniting! rarely do they fail to perform both funtions.