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Old 11-25-2012, 01:17 PM   #31
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I'll give that a shot - sincerely, thank you for your time and wisdom.

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:07 PM   #32
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I cleaned everything that I could - shop vac'd the drain hoses. Still got error code 31.
While I was at it, I thought I'd sand the flame sensor - I broke the stupid thing putting it back in! Looks like I'm buying one tomorrow. I think I'll go ahead and buy a pressure switch while I'm at it. If those don't work, I'll call the pros. I'm feeling pretty lousy about the whole deal....
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:09 PM   #33
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before you change the switch, be sure to blow out the tubing going to and from it. also, if that has a piped intake, make sure there are no leaves/debris in it.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:12 PM   #34
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I've blown the tubing all around, everything I can reach. There is not much space to work around the unit...I tried to but could not budge any of the PVC. Is the piped intake PVC? Does it enter the side of the unit and head through the roof?
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:21 PM   #35
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The intake pipe is piped to the burner box where your igniter and, well, burners are located. The exhaust, piped to the that little draft motor, must be clear as well. I've seen everything from GI Joes to small mammals in those vent pipes and even into the draft motor housing ( two small birds that couldn't find their way out.)
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:25 PM   #36
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I'll try that tomorrow - the little ones are now in bed...can't go banging around.
I'll hold off on the switch for now - keep trouble-shooting and looking for blockages.
I've learned a whole heck of a lot today thanks to you.
If I hadn't broken that stupid sensor, I'd be feeling pretty good about now...
I hope someone does something nice for you soon.
Thank you.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:30 PM   #37
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No biggie. I, and most hvac guys, carry a little pressure gauge that we can measure the pressure and vacuum forces simultaneously. That would tell for certain whether the problem is blockage or switch. W/O that, it's alot of "lets see if this works"

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