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Old 01-15-2011, 12:33 AM   #1
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30 Year Old Luxaire Furnace ( i know time to get a new one )

The Burners Wont Stay On They Keep Shutting Down and turning back on as it does this i hear a click just as it comes on and other times it wont come on at all just the pilot is lit ,,, there is an orange wire in rubber that i have moved and it would work for sometime but now it doesn't seam to have any affect like it did before....
please help im in ne ohio and 2 kids i cant get a new one yet no money and calling the repair man is expencive had him here 3 times in the last 2 months for one problem or another with this and now it is friday weekend rates i cant aford it


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Old 01-15-2011, 08:16 AM   #2
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Sounds like flame sensor. It's by one of burners. Clean with steel wool, emery cloth or fine sandpaper. Consider replacing if that works. Part is not so expensive.


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Old 01-15-2011, 11:37 AM   #3
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The orange wire in rubber sounds like your spark ignition wire, so you must have electronic ignition on the furnace. Which means when there is a call for heat the pilot sparks and lights, correct? So if your pilot comes on but not the main burners the pilot assembly must not be sensing flame. Does the pilot assembly have like a metal rod? If so try cleaning it with sandpaper.
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