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gabrielpanoussi 10-07-2013 04:49 PM

janitorial (Goodman) Furnace won't ignite gas
I purchased a used Janitorial (Goodman Furnace) Supposed to be natural gas gmnt080-4 90% 80,000 BTU.

I did not attempt to install until today almost a year later.

I have everything hooked up and it seems to work as it should it just does not ignite. Here is the process...

When I set the thermostat to heat...

1. a click then, a small exhaust fan turns on (this is the fan connected ti the PVC Exhaust)

2. a click then, the igniter receives power and glows red. Exhaust fan is still on.

3. a click then, the gas is released. at this point 15 seconds later the igniter dims and gas shuts off. IT repeats this 3 times and stops. The red LED on the control board of the furnace blinks till you power off or switch the thermostat to off.

When I select fan to on from auto...

1. Larger blower motor kicks on like it should.

Some things I tried,,,

The flexible gas line was rated at 60,000 BTU and was upgraded to a larger diameter line that supports 100,000+ BTU the furnace is 80,000 BTU.

What concerns me....
The 2 thin wires coming out of the gas control valve going nowhere (see pics once uploaded. Are they for AC?)

I can see the remnants of one of those yellow converted to propane stickers. It has been scratched off. Hoping it was converted to LP then back to NG.

I don't know if the fittings are the same on a LP furnace not sure it is physically possible to attach a NG line to something that is LP. So, I'm not sure about this theory.

Orifices I don't know what a natural gas one looks like but I know they matter. Could it have LP orifices? Is some thing else going on? There is a gas valve in place are those valves rated to a certain BTU rating limiting flow?

:censored: is going on? Thanks for the help winter is coming.

gabrielpanoussi 10-07-2013 07:31 PM

OK problem or one of them is that this :censored:ing thing is propane. The guy who sold it lied. Orifice are stamped #55. I drove in the rain out to the country (should have been a clue) to pick this up.

So now I need new orifices and a spring.

I have trouble finding the correct orifice size for my model i think it is #43. Can anyone help?

ben's plumbing 10-07-2013 09:45 PM

best bet is to call johnstone supply they handle goodman..or check on line for the parts you need....welcome to buying used stuff... ben sr

plummen 10-08-2013 04:02 AM

They used to call themselves janitrol back in the day,I used to call them jani-junk back in the day before goodman bought them out and improved them greatly.
Im not sure if jonstone supply/j-mart will sell to the public in your area but its wort a try,you could check on line at or someplace like that though.:)

gabrielpanoussi 10-20-2013 10:44 PM

Thank you all. I ended up ordering the gas valves and orifice from sears parts direct. They are supposed to be calibrated to the required water column.

I am in the next phase of my HVAC install and I have a question about the furnace condensate drain.

I have seen instances where the condensate drain is fitted to a T that connects to a 3" primary vent, is this necessary? I assume this is done because it is a mixture of gases and liquid. Am I correct? A trap is also required in the drain line to prevent exhaust gasses escaping. Correct?

Thanks all just want to know what I am dealing with CO2 kills.

collegetry 10-21-2013 07:14 AM


Originally Posted by gabrielpanoussi (Post 1250721)
I purchased a used Janitorial (Goodman Furnace)

Janitrol not Janitorial

gabrielpanoussi 10-21-2013 02:42 PM

ok Janitrol then.. lol. Thanks! :thumbsup:

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