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carmon 11-11-2011 07:47 PM

lennox g61v
 
how on earth do you quickly change the flame rod on this furnace. what am i missing ............. :eek:

yuri 11-11-2011 08:22 PM

You cannot. I have never had to replace one. To clean it w/o removing it you: remove the 4 screws from the top panel and slightly bend it up. Then remove the 4 screws on the metal plate underneath it (part of the burner box). 1/4" ratchet wrench works great. Then use some emory cloth and clean it up/down in place AND clean the face of the burner it sits in front of. That is very important as it gets rusty/corroded and can give you a weak flame signal. Very important with the G50s and other units of Lennox and other brands. Put it all back together and put some silver tape where the plate hits the bonnet if it is leaking air.

carmon 11-11-2011 08:31 PM

really are you kidding me............... who was the engineer on this design great furnace other than that in my opinion:no:

carmon 11-11-2011 08:32 PM

and yes i was bleeding:eek:

carmon 11-11-2011 08:34 PM

and sweating:(

yuri 11-11-2011 09:28 PM

The igniter is also not a lot of fun to get at. Fortunately they last a LONG time. The issue is that it is a multiposition unit. Upflow/downflow and horizontal so they have to engineer the condensate drainage/trap and access to the igniter and sensor and board etc so they can be accessed in all 3 positions/scenarios so there are compromises that have to be made. The SLP is a lot easier with the sensor sticking out the front and a dedicated downflow unit. Lots of brands don't have downflows or horizontals so to make a great unit like the G61V is not a small feat of engineering.

carmon 11-11-2011 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by yuri (Post 769066)
The igniter is also not a lot of fun to get at. Fortunately they last a LONG time. The issue is that it is a multiposition unit. Upflow/downflow and horizontal so they have to engineer the condensate drainage/trap and access to the igniter and sensor and board etc so they can be accessed in all 3 positions/scenarios so there are compromises that have to be made. The SLP is a lot easier with the sensor sticking out the front and a dedicated downflow unit. Lots of brands don't have downflows or horizontals so to make a great unit like the G61V is not a small feat of engineering.

I am in the trade yuri and almost pooped my pants when I saw the design.... not easy for tecs

yuri 11-11-2011 09:45 PM

Job security for us.:yes:

Just like trying to get the one spark plug out of my old Bl*zer. They jammed it against the steering rod (to discourage any DIYing) and I had to use all my Ukerainian know how to invent a work around. Something to do with vice grips on the socket which went on top of another socket to give it just the right length. I am sure they designed it to be done on a hoist with a special Generous motors wrench but I beat em anyway.:laughing:


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