I've got a Bryant Plus 80 gas furnace. Stopped heating this afternoon. It's throwing error code 32. Suggestions?Additional info: Unit is about 10 yrs old. Some fan comes on for 1-2 minutes then shuts off, but no gas is igniting in the furnace. (Gas water heater is working fine.)There is no condensation on any pipes, etc. The black flywheel on the front spins freely. Tried jiggling the pressure switch wires (a suggestion I found on another site), but no effect.I'm aware of possible causes per a label on the furnace... "-Proper venting size, low induce voltage, defective inducer motor, excessive wind, inadequate combustion air, disconnected or obstructed tubing, defective pressure switch, restricted vent"The question is how to figure out which is the most likely culprit. I'm big on fixing things myself, and with my budget it's not much of an option! :(
Do you still need assistance?
Not sure. I'm trying to figure out how best to control my cost on this thing.
I'm pretty handy with a wrench, so if I can do this myself and save some $ that'd be great.
Reviewing the options it looks like either a restricted vent or defective inducer motor. Is there a way someone like me can troubleshoot and do the repair themselves?
Does "restricted vent" mean the air filter could be dirty?
I like to do a couple things to rule out possibilities.
Are you into a hands on test?
Turn thermostat up..
Turn furnace off
Remove the 2 wires on the pressure switch
Hold them apart and not touch cabinet
Turn power on
WAIT until exhaust fan starts
AFTER exhaust fan has started touch the 2 wires together metal to metal (some have plastic coating)
Hold together and see if furnace tries to fire up.
Tell me results and codes if any...
I need about 30-45 minutes to work on this.Got other "fires" I'm fighting right now as well.
Is this something I can reach back to you on in, say, about an hour?
No prob...whenever your ready
The wires are not in the inducer circuit.
The furnace exhaust fan should start with the wires off or on. Is the door safety switch taped down?
What is your model number and I can make this easier for us.
It's the Bryant Plus 80.
As per my previous msg, I found the manual on-line but it doesn't match what's there.
I understand it is the Plus 80 series...but there are various models. With the specific model number we can both look at the exact unit.
Ok, here's what I've done...I loaded pics of my furnace on a website I manage. These are photos I took of it about 15 minutes ago.Here's the webpage: http://loanofficerpro.org/furnace.htmIf you still need the model number let me know.
Thank you...well done!
Se the 2 flying saucers to the right of the exhaust motor with the black cooling fan on the back?
We first will do the basics....remove rubber tube from back of the 2 switches
check for cracks
while tube off, use a paper clip or wire to poke out the fittings that the tube attaches to.
Reinstall tube to fittings...
above the 2 switches are 2 orange wires attached to a vent switch.
Push the center tiny button on that switch with the 2 orange wires.
Try operation again
I work off and on as my regular job allows.
I will be offline around 10 est...back online in intervals starting around 9am
Remove the vent pipe from top of furnace if even only an inch or 2...see if unit progresses...if by chance it lights just turn power off.
Thanks...now...there are 2 switches...one is labeled for for low fire and one for high fire.
I am referring to the 2 pressure switches that had the rubber tube attached.
Know which one?
Remember the ..
turn power off remove 2 wires
from pressure switch
wait until exhaust fan starts
touch and hold the 2wires together
It must be done to the Low Fire one first.
Is the safety door switch taped down?
Ok...what we need is that switch taped down the whole time.
see if you have that model number and I will pull the technical data
Model CKBXA030014AAAIt's getting late. If you want, we can pick this up tomorrow as your schedule allows.I really appreciate your help so far.
That number for the air conditioner coil, The furnace number will be inside the top section of the furnace. I do have sign off now, but will check back in the morning.
The model number appears to be 330AAV036060 there's also a product number which is 330AAV036060AAJA.I'll check for your message in the morning.Ron
Billy, I know you're busy and you've given me a lot of your time already.I have a household with 5 people and still no heat. I'm upping the amount I'm willing to pay because of your time and because I need this resolved ASAP.Thanks,Ron
I apologize. I ended up in the hospital for 4 days with pneumonia. I am very sorry I left you hanging. I hope all worked out.
If you dont mind tinkering I am willing to move forward. I have a little time on my hands...
a few days before I head back looks like
Yes I will. I just hate to give up...this code should be something we can beat. I will talk to you tomorrow.
I have waited for response...eveything ok?