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Gas furnace will go out on pressure switch and wont come back on until you turn thermostat off then on

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When you turn thermostat off and on - you are re-setting the furnace but not correcting the problem. Sounds like you need a new pressure switch.

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I have goodman GMP series furance the furnance and gas comes on and fires up then goes out flame sensor is good what else could be wrong


Improper ground from control to burner.
Incorrect electrical wiring, check polarity.
Tubing partially clogged between inducer and proving switch.

A sampling of various failure codes on a furnace:

Read one LED flash that stays on continuously to mean your furnace has no signal coming from the thermostat and will not operate. Turn the power off and check the thermostat for improper settings or connections.

Interpret one LED flash that blinks on and off to mean your furnace has locked out because it could not ignite after three tries, and must be reset. Interrupt power to your furnace for 20 seconds or lower the thermostat so your furnace does not try to heat, then reset the thermostat to the previous setting. After one hour of lockout, your furnace will automatically reset itself and try to operate as usual.

Decipher two LED flashes to mean the draft blower is not working, or your furnace has a short in the pressure switch circuit. Turn off the furnace power and repair a short or replace the pressure switch.


Read three LED flashes to mean your furnace has an open pressure switch circuit or it has an induced draft blower operating. Check the pressure switch hose of your furnace for blocks or an improper connection. Also, look for blockages in the flue, and tighten any loose wiring.

Translate four LED flashes to mean your furnace has a primary limit circuit open, possibly from loose wiring or blocked filters. Check and clean filters, tighten wiring and check the flue for blockages.

Interpret five LED flashes to mean your furnace senses a flame without a call for heat. This could be from a gas valve closing slowly or a burner flame lingering.



Read seven LED flashes as a warning of a low flame sense microamp signal. This could happen with a coated flame sensor or a lazy flame from poor gas pressure. Turn off the power and adjust the gas pressure according to the information on the rating plate.



See eight LED flashes as meaning an igniter circuit problem due to a bad igniter or an igniter connected improperly. Replace the bad igniter or check the ground wiring, making necessary corrections.



Decipher nine LED flashes to mean the high-stage pressure switch circuit will not close during a high-stage-induced draft blower operation. Your furnace may have a pinched or blocked pressure switch hose, a blocked flue or loose wiring.

Read continuous flashing on the LED to mean your furnace has a reversed polarity of 115 volts. Turn off the power and correct the wiring polarity after reviewing the wiring diagram.

Oct 18, 2011 | Goodman GMS90703BXA Heater

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Furnace was working fine and just stopped working...it reacts to raising the thermostat but doesnt actually flame on


This is probably a ignitor.


1. Thermostat calls for heat. 2. Draft inducer motor starts. 3. Pressure switch attached by a small plastic or rubber tube senses the negative pressure produced by the draft inducer and closes. 4. 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. Please see "limits, rollout switches & furnace control boards" further down on this page. 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.
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Jan 28, 2011 | Goodman GMS90703BXA Heater

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I have a ng furnace downstairs that started this a couple of days aga....It comes on like it is suppose to and runs until it shuts off. Once the blower cuts off it stays off for about 1 second and then...


1. Thermostat calls for heat. 2. Draft inducer motor starts. 3. Pressure switch attached by a small plastic or rubber tube senses the negative pressure produced by the draft inducer and closes. 4. 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.

Dec 06, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

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My furnace wont lite


Problem: Your furnace will not ignite the gas to produce heat for your home.The following is the sequence of operation and probable cause:


1. Thermostat calls for heat. 2. Draft inducer motor starts. 3. Pressure switch attached by a small plastic or rubber tube senses the negative pressure produced by the draft inducer and closes. 4. 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 (or circuit breaker ) 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 (use gloves). 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.

Nov 29, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

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Furnace wont ignite


check all safety switches located at burners and draft hood its a little round disc with a button that can be pressed to reset it.if there is an inducer motor check to see if the pressure switch is being pulled in it might be weak or you might have a clogged chimney.

Mar 22, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

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Blower on colman gas furnace will not come on. (have no gas yet)


I'm not a furnace technician. But I have worked on several Coleman trailer furnaces. So keep in mind that my terminology might not be exactly correct. But I think I can help you.

I don't know what model you are running, but most of them run pretty much the same. You have a four basic components to check. Thermostat; Ignition Control Module; Pressure Switch; and which ever of the following that you have (Glow plug, Electronic ignition, Pilot Light).

I'm assuming that you are referring to the blower as the "Rat wheel blower" (round wheel looking thing with fins on it). If my assumption is correct and if the power from the breaker box to the furnace junction box (Probably with a on and off switch on top or side), than when you give it power (from breaker box and turn thermostat up) the fan (not blower) comes on. If it doesn't there is a probably a problem with your Thermostat or Ignition Module. If it does come on and your glow plug or you igniter tries to work. Than yes, you are correct, you have to have gas pressure to let the pressure switch know that there is adequate gas supply pressure (gas- 5 to 7 W.C, propane 11 to 13 W.C). The reason for this is if the Pressure Switch doesn't feel the correct pressure. It thinks you have a leak and won't release gas for ignition. After you turn the gas on. If the furnace doesn't ignite. Make sure the Thermostat is definitely wired properly. Now we are down to one of three problems. If the Glow Plug, Electronic Ignition, or pilot light are working properly. Than we are down one of two problems. The Ignition Module or Pressure Switch. Check pressure on the Pressure Switch. If yuou don't smell gas it is probably OK. But it is best if you use a manometer. I have rarely found Pressure Switches bad. Normally if I get to that step. It is the Ignition Module. The Ignition Module kind of like the brain of the furnace. It is located behind one of your front panels. It will have approximately 10 wires going to it. Some will be going to the Thermostat, some to the Glow plug (Igniter), some to the Pressure Switch, and some going to the blower.

I have probably said more than you need to know. If I did I apologize. But to wrap it up. You were probably correct. You definitely need gas for the blower to kick on. The furnace has to light and heat up before the blower will Start. Not to keep rattling, but to check to see if the blower motor will run. Is to switch the Thermostat from "auto" to "run".

Good Luck

Nov 17, 2008 | Coleman Propane Forced Air Heater...

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