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Old 12-29-2008, 07:50 PM   #1
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I have a Carrier 58GSC045 Furnace. The unit starts up the pilot correctly, when the burners fire up the ignitor keeps on ticking. Any idea what might be causing the problem.

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Old 12-29-2008, 07:55 PM   #2
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I believe that unit has the old mechanical warp switch pilot burner. Notorious for failing/sticking when they get old and are quite an expensive part. I would start considering a new furnace as that one is getting pretty old. The heat exchanger may fail soon.

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I just replaced the pilot burner/ignitor assembly. The furnance is about 17 years old but has not been used much since I live in S. California- typically 30 days each year.

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Hang in there, we have some more experienced Carrier guys here. Those units are mostly obsolete where I am. Used 200 days of the year. Just like your A/C units.
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burner will not light
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I just replaced the pilot burner/ignitor assembly. The furnance is about 17 years old but has not been used much since I live in S. California- typically 30 days each year.

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the 3 wire pilot assembly is going bad, that is causing the ignitor to continue sparking

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