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Old 01-22-2008, 12:20 PM   #1
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So our furnace decided to stop working last night. Of course its gotta break during the coldest part of winter. 10* outside and about 50* inside the house right now, i am COLD! I finally found my little space heater so at least where ever i am it will be warm :P

Stupid furnace.
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Yeah... I feel for ya.

you need a woodstove it is about 80* in my house right now
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you need a woodstove it is about 80* in my house right now
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Yeah... I feel for ya.

you need a woodstove it is about 80* in my house right now
ha, reminds me of my cottage, Two wood burners that can heat the 3 floors to 80*+ and a oild burner just to back them up at night if they dont get filled with more wood
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does anyone here know anything about furnaces?
Because we really can't afford to have the furnace guy come out to the house, but it really needs to be fixed...

This is a gas burning furnace. I talked to my dad and he said it sounds like the "flame-sensor" is not working or dirty. Is there any way maybe i could clean the flame sensor? Or is that something i need to have a professional look at?
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without seeing it, I couldn't begine to help you, I'd say open it up clean it out see if you can relight the pilot lite and fire it back on.
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Flame sensor... Thermocouple?

Is this a a newer electronic furnace? If so, check the diagnostic codes. Look at the model, and find online how to do the diagnostics.
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first off is there anything in your tank
running on low can burn out the ignitor.
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I am thinking thermocouple. They only cost a few bucks and can be installed in less then 30 minutes..... usually.
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Cook some stuff in the oven. It'* surprising how much heat they put out.
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