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Old 11-09-14, 05:59 AM
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Furnace problems

About every two days, I have to turn off the main power to the furnace and turn it back on. It is usually in a "buzzing" state when it's not working, as if the ignitor isn't working however reset it and it works immediately.

It is a boiler style furnace (not forced air). I don't think there's a filter. I tried googling various things but I'm not finding anything specific to this situation. Any ideas what to check before I start taking panels off this morning? Does it sound like an ignitor issue?
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Old 11-09-14, 06:23 AM
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I had problems last year. Best to get it worked on by rep from oil people.. But it it starts and then shuts off within the minuet it might be the eye not de ticking a flame. When this happens it shuts down and reset button pops out.
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Old 11-09-14, 11:36 AM
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I managed to get it fixed. I cleaned up the flame sensing rod, which the pilot ignition light heats up, which in turn tells the ignitor to open the main burner valve.
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Old 11-10-14, 11:19 AM
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We have a forced air furnace and I clean the flame sensing rod once a year. It is very common for build up on them to keep them from working.

I just got finished replacing a cracked igniter on my furnace. I'm glad I got it replaced before the cold front moved in. High tomorrow is something stupid like 15deg F.
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Old 11-10-14, 07:34 PM
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Glad you got it fixed. I'll call you next time.
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