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Blower keeps running never shuts off even though thermostat is off, the furnace is old, probably 25 years, only colman on front, can't find model #, even if flip switch on side to off the blower still runs. it never shuts off even when using the thermostat the heat would blow and then it would continue to blow.

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THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THE DOOR SWITCHES, MY FIRST ANSWER WOULD BE REPLACE THE SWITCH SECOND WOULD BE OPEN THE DOOR AND PUSH THE BUTTON IN AND SEE IF THE FURNACE WILL WORK. THIS SWITCH IS JUST A DOOR SAFTEY IF THIS WORKS. I HAVE TAPED A PIECE ON THE INSIDE OF THE DOOR WHERE THE SWITCH WILL HIT THE DOOR ABOUT A 1/4 INCH THICK AND SEE IF THIS WILL GET YOU RUNNING UNTILL YOU CAN GET A SWITCH

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