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Old 11-01-2012, 07:14 AM   #1
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Came home to cold house

Left last night everything was fine...came home this morning and house was cold...checked thermostat and realized filter may be clogged...I'm terrible at maintaining this.... Sure enough ...took out filter but didnt have a furnace is kicking on and off every few minutes.. Does it NEED a filter to work properly or is it something else...

Gas furnace, Ruud, about six years old.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:59 AM   #2
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it does not require a filter to work..... but you should definately have one in when its runing.....


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Does it have a flashing led diagnostic code?
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:17 PM   #4
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First thing I would ask is, do you have power going to the house, do you have gas, propane or oil to fire the heat, or is it electric heat.
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Your description of it's kicking on and off doesn't give much to go on. Do you mean the burner(s) are going on and off or do you mean the fan is going on and off? You also didn't mention if while it's going on and off, does the house come up to temperature.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:15 AM   #6
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well both fan and burner would kick on and would only run for a couple minutes....but its working now....I left it off all night so about 8 hours....tried it in the morning and now its working.... thanks


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