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beez 01-30-2011 08:13 PM

Furnace Blows cold
 
I have an 82 Carrier Weather Master SX that the pilot light is lit and furnace goes through its cycle, but I can't get the burners to ignite. Any suggestions or ideas why?

paul52446m 01-30-2011 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by beez (Post 53612)
I have an 82 Carrier Weather Master SX that the pilot light is lit and furnace goes through its cycle, but I can't get the burners to ignite. Any suggestions or ideas why?

So when you call for heat the pilot lites and it does not lite the main burner,
is this right, and the pilot just keeps going. Take the burner cover off.
Is your pilot burning good and blue? Is this Nat or LP gas? Do you have three
wires going to your pilot? If it does have three wires it is what we call a warp
switch pilot. There is a dimple in the metal under the pilot, make sure there
is no water in this dimple. Do you have the booklet that came with the furnace? With the burner cover off, try making it call for heat after the pilot has been burning for a few min. take a screw driver and tap the pilot gently
and see if it fires. Make sure the pilot is clean. If you have that book turn the gas pressure for the pilot up as hi as it will go, not the burner just the pilot pressure. Get back with me. Later Paul

beez 01-30-2011 10:39 PM

Thanks
 
So when you call for heat the pilot lites and it does not lite the main burner,
is this right, and the pilot just keeps going. --yes

Take the burner cover off.I did

Is your pilot burning good and blue? -- yes

Is this Nat or LP gas? Natural

Do you have three wires going to your pilot? I believe there are three, but there might be two and they are yellow and I can't look till tomorrow.

If it does have three wires it is what we call a warp
switch pilot. There is a dimple in the metal under the pilot, make sure there
is no water in this dimple. Is it connected to the pilot fuse tube?

Do you have the booklet that came with the furnace? --No


With the burner cover off, try making it call for heat after the pilot has been burning for a few min. take a screw driver and tap the pilot gently
and see if it fires. Make sure the pilot is clean. If you have that book turn the gas pressure for the pilot up as hi as it will go, not the burner just the pilot pressure. Get back with me. Later Paul

Is it important that it has to be shut off for five minutes before resetting?

Thanks! I'm not home cause its too cold ha!, but Ill look at it tomorrow and get back to you.

joecaption 01-31-2011 08:36 AM

NO DIY SHOULD BE WORKING ON A GAS FURNIS! Good way to get killed.

paul52446m 01-31-2011 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 53629)
NO DIY SHOULD BE WORKING ON A GAS FURNIS! Good way to get killed.

FURNACE.....They should call a tech so they can be taken to the cleaners.
Paul


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