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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Either you have a weak gas valve that will have to be changed or thir may be a partial blockage in the vent system or crack in heat exchanger. Does the flame change when the blower comes on? If so, crack! Check the venting system to make sure it is getting good fresh air and no exhaust is being sucked back in.
Posted on Mar 25, 2010
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