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Doc Holliday 08-23-2013 11:18 PM

Intermittent Limit Switch Issue.
 
Goodman GUPI100-4 gas furnace.

Original call, no power, blown transformer, installed new. Next day call back, outside unit not running. No led, btw. Inducer and blower on only while on call for cool. Check for 24 to ground on secondary limit terminals (limit hooked to board) and good to go, continuity, closed. Primary limit nothing. Pull switch wires off of board and check to ground, one shows 24 volts, 26.2 actually but that's irrelevant, and the other spade on the board shows nothing.

Brand new gator clip, jumped from terminal to terminal and limit switch loop still open..?? Brand new control board, too, I should mention. Actually two new boards, Goodman tech support said the first brand new board (I thought original existing board was bad as with limit loop jumped on original board it was still acting like it was open, inducer and blower on only) was bad so I got another one. Today, with second new board in place, they had me remove 24 volts from stat and said if the system turned off the stat was the problem. It powered off so I changed the stat, same issue.

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They were also talking about taking the 24 volt transformer common to furnace chassis before telling me the stat was bad which I have not done, yet.

Thanks.

beenthere 08-23-2013 11:49 PM

Check for bad/poor equipment grounding. Check polarity coming to the furnace. Find out if any electrical work was done in the last few months.

yuri 08-24-2013 12:06 PM

check the wiring diagram on the back of one of the doors or get one from Goodman. must have some mixed up wiring. may have some mixed up wiring to the tstat or pinched/shorted to it. if R and W get mixed up the heat can still work but no AC. sounds more like a bad wiring to the tstat issue 2 me. I have had pinched wiring get bare and hit metal ducts and have intermittent shorts or cats chew it etc etc. may need a new wire to the tstat.

Doc Holliday 08-29-2013 10:55 AM

The polarity thing is one thing I did not check nor did I ever ground the transformer common. No matter, another company and another tech from my company both could not figure it out so they're getting a new furnace.

beenthere 08-29-2013 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doc Holliday (Post 1235750)
The polarity thing is one thing I did not check nor did I ever ground the transformer common. No matter, another company and another tech from my company both could not figure it out so they're getting a new furnace.

Better hope it isn't a problem back at the panel box. or the new furnace may not work either.

You know, you could visit us more then once every 6 days. :)

biggles 08-29-2013 06:36 PM

keep in mind the solid state board needs to see a sequence on HEAT call:wink: IDF blower ON, Pressure switch closes spark then the burner runs...jumping the switch confuses the board in the heat cycle call..jump it right after the IDF starts..

yuri 08-29-2013 07:19 PM

The problem could be a poor connection in one of the molex plugs if it had them. Sometimes they don't seat properly or get corroded. Have to pull them apart and examine them with a magnifying glass and reseat them properly. Good chance that unit had popped compression rings in the heat ex if it was one of them. Goodmans can be a bit different as they put the limit in series with the gas valve on the newer ones. Jobs like that can drive a person CRAZY:jester:

Doc Holliday 08-29-2013 07:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beenthere (Post 1235832)
Better hope it isn't a problem back at the panel box. or the new furnace may not work either.

You know, you could visit us more then once every 6 days. :)

I've been living with my cookoo girlfriend for three months and I don't know my password for this site, can't log in from anywhere other than from on my home pc as it has it remembered. :huh:

I hope the new furnace doesn't work either! That'd be a hoot!

beenthere 08-29-2013 07:48 PM

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Doc Holliday 08-29-2013 07:50 PM

chrome. do tell!

beenthere 08-29-2013 09:52 PM

Go to the control tab on the right side and click it. Then click settings. Scroll down to passwords and forms. Click manage saved passwords. Then when the new box opens, scroll to DIYCHATROOM, click it, then click show. To show you the password.


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