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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-26-2011, 10:11 PM
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Posted By hvactechfw
Parts are available on the internet. You just...

Parts are available on the internet. You just have to search. Also 110V upgrade nitride ignitors are now available at some big box stores. Seems to me that possibly Tranes are the majority of your...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-23-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By hvactechfw
If you have a honeywell "smart valve" then you...

If you have a honeywell "smart valve" then you have no choice but to replace it with a "smart valve" because its not just a gas valve, its also the ignition controller.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-21-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By hvactechfw
when it is not working, check for power to the...

when it is not working, check for power to the blower. Does the blower make noise when starting? If so this is a sign of a failing motor or capacitor. Check the power first.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-20-2011, 04:05 PM
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Posted By hvactechfw
you might consider a new furnace. Furnace's with...

you might consider a new furnace. Furnace's with smart valves seem to be made on the cheap, I would steer clear of any furnace with a smart valve for your replacement furnace.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-18-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,439
Posted By hvactechfw
yes, it will help if you slide both rods out that...

yes, it will help if you slide both rods out that run along the glass also.

SO close the valves, loosen the nuts that hold the glass, and then remove the glass. Just be careful it is glass and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-18-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By hvactechfw
for the sight glass, you can shut off the the...

for the sight glass, you can shut off the the valves, top and bottom, then loosen both compression nuts holding the glass. Carefully twist and lower the glass into the lower valve until you can...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-18-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,341
Posted By hvactechfw
check for a diagnostic trouble code viewable...

check for a diagnostic trouble code viewable through the blower door window.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-18-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,788
Posted By hvactechfw
OR, you could get a paging system that will call...

OR, you could get a paging system that will call YOU if the heat goes that low. and not have to pay a yearly fee. Or you could get a wifi thermostat and check your home temp online or on your phone.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-16-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By hvactechfw
yes, simply set to desired temp and push hold. ...

yes, simply set to desired temp and push hold. It should not move off of that setting unless someone moves it. If the furnace does not reach the set temp then that is a different problem all...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-10-2011, 05:50 AM
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Posted By hvactechfw
yes, if the inducer never stops running even when...

yes, if the inducer never stops running even when there is no call for heat, then you need a control board.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-09-2011, 03:44 PM
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Views: 3,788
Posted By hvactechfw
It depends on what your furnace pressure switch...

It depends on what your furnace pressure switch calls for. sometimes its listed on the switch, other times you have to call the manufacturer.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-08-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By hvactechfw
The only problem is the title of the thread...

The only problem is the title of the thread states that it is an 80%
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 12-07-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,788
Posted By hvactechfw
it sounds as though the vacuum is borderline. ...

it sounds as though the vacuum is borderline. You can not find this out for sure without a manometer. However, you need to check your flue. It may be partially blocked.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-03-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,572
Posted By hvactechfw
Smart valves go bad a lot. No. You can not...

Smart valves go bad a lot. No. You can not replace it with a regular gas valve. I'd you don't don't know where to look and what to look for you will easily miss a heat exchanger issue. Best to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-02-2011, 05:48 AM
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Views: 3,572
Posted By hvactechfw
answer, its a smart (dumb) valve problem!!! ...

answer, its a smart (dumb) valve problem!!! Those things are junk and are known to have problems constantly. I'm not sure how old your furnace is, but those are known for cracked heat exchangers...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-31-2011, 08:33 PM
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Posted By hvactechfw
that is not a capacitor it is a limit...

that is not a capacitor it is a limit switch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-12-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 70
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Posted By hvactechfw
that price is very cheap in my area.

that price is very cheap in my area.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-11-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 70
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Posted By hvactechfw
depending on the vintage of the Trane XE90...

depending on the vintage of the Trane XE90 furnace you have, it is possible that it is cracked, but on anything within the last 15 years SHOULD be a serpentine style heat exchanger. I have only seen...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-10-2011, 04:39 PM
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Posted By hvactechfw
blocked intake or exhaust..... if you remove the...

blocked intake or exhaust..... if you remove the burner box door and then fire the furnace does it run? if so ensure the screen where the intake pipe enters the box is free and clear of any debris...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-10-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 61,280
Posted By hvactechfw
the proper way to find out whats going on with...

the proper way to find out whats going on with the unit is through the use of a dual port manometer or a magnehelic. These are specialized tools. You may want to call a pro. But before you do.... ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 10-09-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 61,280
Posted By hvactechfw
Remove and clean the drain trap. ...

Remove and clean the drain trap. http://www.bayareaservice.com/images/trp00007.jpg
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-28-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By hvactechfw
new capacitor = less than $20 New meter to check...

new capacitor = less than $20 New meter to check capacitor = at least $100
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-28-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,294
Posted By hvactechfw
You, sir, have an air handler not a package unit....

You, sir, have an air handler not a package unit. I am unable to verify a fault code 4 only a 2 or 3. Your air handler is made by York.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-28-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By hvactechfw
does the capacitor look swollen? Often times...

does the capacitor look swollen? Often times only one load will work when they swell.... either the compressor or the fan. The compressor should have come on right away.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-27-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,294
Posted By hvactechfw
Reading back thru your posts I see you stated...

Reading back thru your posts I see you stated that blower motor runs. If this is the case it is not you motor or capacitor. I need more info on your unit to help you diagnose it. Model number? ...
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