My 12 year old Keeprite furnace is heating the place OK but its cycling
without firing up intermittently. Sorry for the non-technical
description but here goes: when I listen to it fire up normally, I hear
a click followed by the flue fan (draft inducer) motor coming on and
then the gas ignition and heat. But recently, it has started doing all
of these without the gas ignition and heat. It sounds like its trying
to fire up but failing for soem reason. Anyone got any suggestions
before I call in a tech.
Bypass a draft pressure switch? TG, you are a fuckin idiot. Yeah it
might get him heat and it might also get him dead. The pressure switch
could be doing its job by letting you know that the furnace has a big
hole in the heat exchanger. Would you like me to tell you about the
one I found today with a hole in the secondary big enough to put my
fist in? It was running when I got there. Some idiot told him how to
jump the pressure switchWas it you? 1000 ppm in the flue. Was it you?
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- Answer:Does it bang when the burner (flame) shuts off or when the blower (fan) shuts off? If it occurs when the flame stops (and the fan is still running), it should be checked by a technician SOON. The loud noises could indicate structural failure of the furnace or gas not fully combusting when it should. If this is the case, I wouldn’t run the furnace until it is checked. If it occurs when the fan shuts off, it could still be a structural problem and needs checked. However, it could be coming from your ducts. Galvanized ducts can weaken over the years. When the furnace runs, it can suck the duct inward and hold. When the fan shuts off, the duct could pop back. It can make quite a bang. Not an emergency, but a good HVAC installer could tell you what needs to be done. You will hear ticking in some furnaces that will be normal. The metals cool and contract at different speeds. Just like a car motor will tick after a highway drive. But there is a big difference in a ‘tick’ and a ‘bang’.
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