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Old 01-03-2010, 02:34 PM   #1
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I came home from vacation yesterday and my downstairs furnace is not working. I cross the red and white wires on the thermostat but it only kicks it on for about 30 seconds, and it doesn't restart it at all. I thought it was the thermostat but now I think it might be the flame sensor or something called a proving switch. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Old 10-05-2012, 10:58 PM   #2
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not really.... hope it is fixed...

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Old 10-05-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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Clean the flame sensor.....if the gas valve is opening and the igniter light the gas burners.
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Furnace has a L.E.D on the control board that will give you a fail code that will match up with the furnaces fault codes... find that and start from there
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Always a good idea to check the dates of the post you are responding to!
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sorry thought it would be funny...i laughed...
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Please hold the line, an agent will be with you shortly...
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:16 PM   #8
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ha ha ha ha def funny!
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if you have a "proving switch" then you have an induced draft fan motor above the burner section...that should be the first item to run on a heat call..free spin the squirrel
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Did anyone take notice that the post date of the starting post is 1-03-2010

I hope he got it working or replaced by now.
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