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If its electrically heated it could be the high-limit thermiostat on the heating element case or the cycling thermostat on the blower housing/if its gas heated,it can be the gas valve coils are weak on the valve body,the flame sensor eye on the burner tube,the high-limit on the burner tube,or the cycling thermostat on the blower housing

Posted on Jan 01, 2011

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