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Old 12-15-2010, 06:02 PM   #16
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really? they were? can you give me information on this?

I have replaced parts for these and never has the distributor said anything....there are only a few left in this area.

I suggest you check with the factory. What you have done is to endanger your family with your jury-rigged alteration...that just angers the heck out of me.

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I suggest you check with the factory. What you have done is to endanger your family with your jury-rigged alteration...that just angers the heck out of me.
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:39 PM   #18
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Sorry HVAC 126...I meant that for the OP, not you.

If i ever pass your way I'll buy you a beer to make up for the mistake
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Sorry HVAC 126...I meant that for the OP, not you.

If i ever pass your way I'll buy you a beer to make up for the mistake

since your buying,,,
I'll take a case of Bud
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Im gonna do more than drink to night.....this day has been one of the toughest I have ever lived turu.
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Cold weather has finally hit here. I've been working my *** off
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The flame sensor I installed will functionally work the way any flame sensor would work in any other furnace and if the flame doesn't ignite the furnace will shut down. Please explain what you believe could happen to cause the furnace to supply gas to the burner with no flame. First the igniter would have to have failed which should cause the furnace to shut down before the gas valve even opens and two the flame sensor I installed would have had to have failed which should have shut down the furnace as well? Why do you believe this could not happen in any other furnace with an HSI and a flame sensor? Just trying to understand? Not getting angry or defensive
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PS The heat exchanger was replaced probably due to the recall you mentioned. I'm not the origional owner so I'm not sure on this. I also had other techs out to fix the furnace in the past and they never mentioned a recall. Maybe it's just time to buy a new furnace. Deffinitely not a Weatherking/Rheem.
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The flame sensor I installed will functionally work the way any flame sensor would work in any other furnace and if the flame doesn't ignite the furnace will shut down. Please explain what you believe could happen to cause the furnace to supply gas to the burner with no flame. First the igniter would have to have failed which should cause the furnace to shut down before the gas valve even opens and two the flame sensor I installed would have had to have failed which should have shut down the furnace as well? Why do you believe this could not happen in any other furnace with an HSI and a flame sensor? Just trying to understand? Not getting angry or defensive
Sir, DIY is one thing, but you have altered a major safety feature on your furnace that has not been lab tested and safety certified.

You say it functions just like any other HSI sensor and will shutdown in case of flame failure.


You can not be certain of that. You have two sensors which are not designed for your furnace an you run double the risk of a catastrophic failure.

We haves had cases where even safety certified systems failed under conditions and the parts were recalled.
The Smart Valve is just one example. They had great sensors. But they allowed the gas to flow with out the HSI every heating up

The drum heat exchanger was designed to capture radiant heat and deliver it to the condition. I can can hypothesis a condition where the burner shuts down but there is enough radiant heat coming off the ht ex to "trick" the gas control into opening and pouring raw gas into the drum heat ex.
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PS The heat exchanger was replaced probably due to the recall you mentioned. I'm not the origional owner so I'm not sure on this. I also had other techs out to fix the furnace in the past and they never mentioned a recall. Maybe it's just time to buy a new furnace. Deffinitely not a Weatherking/Rheem.
Co you are not sure of the safety of the unit in any way. Most techs only repair and would probably not even know about the recall. If it was the installing Rheem dealer I am sure you would have been informed.
Fact is you don't know which again put you in danger.

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