DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > HVAC > Trane L.P. furnace burners don't all light

Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-20-2008, 12:15 PM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1
Default Trane L.P. furnace burners don't all light

I put in a used Trane furnace that was working in another house ( on L.P.) It worked good for a week or so, now when the gas valve opens only the first two burners light most of the time, then gas valve closes since the burner by the flame sensor isn't lit. It stays lit if I help the flame spread across the other burners with a torch, but it only works on its own about one time in ten. Does the gas valve need to have the pressure adjusted, or is that even possible? The propane tank still has 200 gallons in it, and they checked the main pressure regulator when the tank was filled last time.

BobK is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2008, 08:56 AM  
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,990
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Welcome Bob K:
L P gas is a dangerous creature that is best left alone for a licensed technician to repair. We have had so many horror stories in Kentucky that a law was passed on it about 14 years ago. When L P gas leaks out in the house it seeks out a low corner and lays there like water just waiting for a spark to ignite it and it makes a big blast.
Boyle's law says that a gas entered into a container will spread out to fill the whole container; it doesn't work with Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Propane Gas or Butane Gas, which are all almost the same thing.
Please ask the L P gas company to send a certified person out to work on the furnace. The house is worth more than the house call and your life certainly is worth more.
glennjanie is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2008, 09:57 PM  
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Wind Gap, PA
Posts: 423
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 8


What Glenn said.. your propane supplier might even check that for free. i know NG companies do.

i have 2 very simple possible fixes.

Make sure the burners are seated in place properly. might of got jarred in moving it.

Check your regulator outside.

there is an air vent make sure that is pointing down. if not water can get in and freeze.
guyod is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
TRANE XE90 getting no power, no red light reap70 HVAC 81 02-17-2017 05:54 PM
20 yr old gas furnace shuts off burners after ignition very intermittant pte88 HVAC 4 10-26-2015 07:56 PM
Trane Furnace Problem coldinwi HVAC 2 11-27-2013 08:05 PM
Trane XE90 Furnace Billshouse HVAC 1 02-02-2010 05:35 PM
Trane XE90 Furnace Fan Always On Espritman HVAC 1 08-22-2009 05:52 PM

Newest Threads