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Old 12-04-2010, 01:40 PM   #1
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3 out 5 burners will light on tempstar


I have a tempstar furnace, we were smelling gas in the house so I turned it off. I went outside and took the cover off and noticed that only 3 of the 5 burners are lighting. The other two will light with a lighter. I unscrewed the jet and there is no obstruction. Any help will be appreciated.

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Old 12-04-2010, 02:13 PM   #2
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clean the burner ends with a steel brush, all of them

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Old 12-04-2010, 02:36 PM   #3
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Working on that right now, just came in to see if I got a reply, thanks. They don't look very bad at all but I am trying it anyway, will let ya know if it works.
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while they are out, check orfices on manifold for spiders and bugs
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Blow the burners out with compressed air and then rinse them in the sink with hot water. Check the slots in them for rusting. blockage and clean them carefully with a screwdriver or hacksaw blade (carefully) or other thin object.
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blow the burners out with compressed air and then rinse them in the sink with hot water. Check the slots in them for rusting. Blockage and clean them carefully with a screwdriver or hacksaw blade (carefully) or other thin object.
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Thanks a lot, cleaned them with a wire brush really good and just tried it and all is working, THANK YOU very much. I appreciate the advice.

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