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The WeatherKing Forced air heater stopped working in my house. The thermostat could turn it on in terms of sound but when I looked at the heater, all I saw is the pilot light. No air, hot or cold, was being forced through the hour vents. Other than to remove the cover, I did nothing but now the pilot is off and there is no sound. I checked the house electric breakers and nothing was flipped off. This is a natual gas forced air heater made in 1983, model # GUWHE075A-D4C with 75000 input BTU per hour and a "limit = 160" noted on the heater ID tag.

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You will need to relite the pilot if this is a standing pilot furnace........If this has an electronic lite for the pilot then cycle power to the furnace and set thermostat to heat. and retry sequence. Once you get the pilot to lite then watch it to see if the main gas comes on. if it doesn't then you need to check and see if you are getting 24 volts to the gas valve with a volt meter. If you don't feel comfortable with doing this then you will have done everything that is simple. You will have to call a service tech. Problems that it could be are gas valve, limits not closed, ignition control board, main limit open because the blowor motor locked up or motor has open winding or run capacitor open.

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