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Old 11-16-2008, 03:43 AM   #1
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This is my first post and I'm very naive when it come to DIY projects.

I don't even know where to start, so I'll state my concern and we'll go from there.

I have a furnace that has an electronic starter/ignition on it. Lately it seems to be clicking more than I remember before to "turn on". I live in Colorado and the temps are dropping so the furnace is starting to cycle more.

Where do I start? Should I contact a HVAC person or try cleaning it myself? Does it need cleaning?

When I comes to home improvements my experience has been in painting and cleaning out gutters. You can tell I'm VERY new at this DIY stuff.

Any help and advice would be appreciated!

Ron

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Old 11-16-2008, 06:12 AM   #2
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What brand of unit is it?

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Old 11-23-2008, 08:32 AM   #3
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Sorry about the delay in replying. Work is very busy this time of year.
The furnace is a Whisper Heat by Lennox.
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Sorry about the delay in replying. Work is very busy this time of year.
The furnace is a Whisper Heat by Lennox.
Good Luck!

Sounds like you have a dirty sensor. Gonna be a bear to get at.

There is a 1/4" aluminium tube coming of the gas valve going inside the burner section.

You will find the pilot burner in there. That is where the sensor is. It must be removed and cleaned with a scouring pad.
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with that informaiton, I will be calling a professional.
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