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Old 04-14-2009, 04:49 PM   #61
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Did you check any of the above.
I am not in expert in how to check for these exactly, but I am trying to learn. I checked that all the wires are properly connected. That's as far as I got.

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Old 04-14-2009, 04:59 PM   #62
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Without using a multi meter to check those things.
About all you can do is guess which part, and keep changing parts until you get the right one.

And if it happens to be an electrical problemoutside of the furnace.
You'll of rebuilt your furnace. And still not have a working furnace.

I would still try Ken's suggestion.

Of starting the furnace. then jumping the PS wires together, and see if it stays running while the wires are jumped together.

Ok, I'd use my meter to see, but thats beside the point.
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Yeah, cut your losses.
The money you've already paid was the tuition for the lessons you've learned. Viewed in that way, you might have gotten a bargain.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:36 PM   #64
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I am not regretting money spent so far, I did learn quite a bit, where just a week ago I was afraid to touch this thing. Now I even able to take it apart partially. Thanks for all your help so far!

Next steps is to purchase and learn to use multimeter
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I am not regretting money spent so far, I did learn quite a bit, where just a week ago I was afraid to touch this thing. Now I even able to take it apart partially. Thanks for all your help so far!

Next steps is to purchase and learn to use multimeter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troubleshooting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Electrical_safety
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Correla...mply_causation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furnace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_test_equipment

If you plan on keeping the furnace, see if the manuf. will sell you a Factory Service Manual. I got mine for free from Bryant. You really need Theory of Operation, logic diagrams, sequences, the whole bit. . .
Watch out for sharp sheet metal edges.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troubleshooting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Electrical_safety
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Correla...mply_causation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furnace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_test_equipment

If you plan on keeping the furnace, see if the manuf. will sell you a Factory Service Manual. I got mine for free from Bryant. You really need Theory of Operation, logic diagrams, sequences, the whole bit. . .
Watch out for sharp sheet metal edges.
Thanks for links. I've actually have the manual that came with the furnace and I was trying to study the diagram when I was checking if the connections are proper. At first glance it looked more complicated then a programmer's code, but some things made sense.


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Watch out for sharp sheet metal edges.
Now you tell me. I've got a few scratches already, including this itchy feeling from fiberglass.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:53 PM   #67
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Well they always accuse the pros for throwing good money after bad.

I stand by what I said. Make sense to you a guys gonna wait eight days of coaching with no heat?

He only comes out and says he does not understand a meter only after he's been called out...is that honesty from the OP or is it just another way to prolong this thread for his personal amusement?

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Well they always accuse the pros for throwing good money after bad.

I stand by what I said. Make sense to you a guys gonna wait eight days of coaching with no heat?

He only comes out and says he does not understand a meter only after he's been called out...is that honesty from the OP or is it just another way to prolong this thread for his personal amusement?

I calls em as I sees em.
I am sorry I have trouble understanding your language, but I sense that you are accusing me of something.

Just fyi, I am fine without having a working furnace, I am not in a rush to fix it. I only need to heat 1400 sq ft and I have 3 electric heaters as well as gas fireplace as a backup. Not to mention the weather has been pretty good.

I never claimed I was a pro, hence my subject and first post that points that I am new at this. The "pro" that came to diagnose my problem wanted $600 for something that I could done myself replace a control board and a pressure switch that wasn't even bad to begin with. With some helpful advices here I was able to get more comfortable with troubleshooting the issue and money spent is worth it even if it didn't completely resolved the issue.

Who is a troll here? Sounds to me that person who attacks others seeking for some help. Don't want to help? Please stay away from this thread. Your negative comments are not helpful. Thank you!
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I am sorry I have trouble understanding your language, but I sense that you are accusing me of something.

Just fyi, I am fine without having a working furnace, I am not in a rush to fix it. I only need to heat 1400 sq ft and I have 3 electric heaters as well as gas fireplace as a backup. Not to mention the weather has been pretty good.

I never claimed I was a pro, hence my subject and first post that points that I am new at this. The "pro" that came to diagnose my problem wanted $600 for something that I could done myself replace a control board and a pressure switch that wasn't even bad to begin with. With some helpful advices here I was able to get more comfortable with troubleshooting the issue and money spent is worth it even if it didn't completely resolved the issue.

Who is a troll here? Sounds to me that person who attacks others seeking for some help. Don't want to help? Please stay away from this thread. Your negative comments are not helpful. Thank you!
Your entitled to your opinion just as I am mine. There are certain markers that reveal a posters who is in it just for kicks. Your posts have tripped almost everyone.

If the other gents wish to expend the energy to chase your elusive problem than I am not in a position to object.

By the way there is a press tap on the the collector box. Did you check to make sure that is not partially plugged.?
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I would still try Ken's suggestion.

Of starting the furnace. then jumping the PS wires together, and see if it stays running while the wires are jumped together.

Ok, I'd use my meter to see, but thats beside the point.


Been,I would also use a meter.
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thanks guys! I am putting this on hold I until I am back from vacation... maybe when I am back I'll get some fresh ideas or it would magically start working again...
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Too bad this thread took the route the Somalian pirates only take, the high and mighty like to see their opinion in print for no other reason but to be a loud mouth "god save the queen" bully ... <period>. This altruist crap runs like diarrhea. Have fun on your vacation and when you get back go ask for advice on a real help forum and not one where they rub nuts.
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Who would you be speaking to or about ??. I think everyone here has tried to help this guy
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Who would you be speaking to or about ??. I think everyone here has tried to help this guy
It's a group of pros (or possible just one using many names) who just want to give DIY site grief.

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