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Is the furnace running? How long does it run? Is this a gas furnace?
Yes the furnace is running. I can hear it turn off and after a few minutes ( maybe 10) it will cut on. Ita a gas furnace
I have gone in the basement and saw it fire up. So it appears to be turning on.
the furnace may have problems seeing the flame. I would sand the flame sensing rod to remove any oxidation.
That sounds like somethng a furnace technician can only do
Its not extremely difficult to do but you would have to remove some screws.
does the furnace ever stop working completely and lock itself off?
well it does stop running on its own. In fact since I started talking with you it turned on and off / back and forth about 3 times.
do you ever have to turn the power off to get it to run again?
I haven't tried that. I have tried to get it to turn on by increasing the heat emperature. Sometimes it works andcomes on and other times it doesn't.
ok this may be a thermostat issue then. Can you make a jumper wire and connect the "r" and the "w" terminals at the thermostat?
Oh no!!! I will call a company tomorrow. I appreciate your assistance
no problem. can you check "swing" on the thermostat?
swing should be at least 3
that is the only other thing i can think of that would make your furnace turn off and on quickly
whats swing? where is that on the themastat
it should be written in tiny letters on the screen. let me check to be sure though
i don't see it. I'm looking at hepamphelet too.
correction-- i'm looking at the "pamphet"
Swingï Swing setting determines the temperature differencefrom ON to OFF that the thermostat will command the HVAC system to run.ï With the MODE switch in HEAT or COOL, press the
ï Swing setting determines the temperature difference
from ON to OFF that the thermostat will command the HVAC system to run.
ï With the MODE switch in HEAT or COOL, press the
MENU button.ï Touch the
button.ï Touch the
ï Touch the
SWING icon and the current setting of tempswing is shown on the display (default at 3 ).ï To change the swing, touch the left or right arrows.The furnace will cycle more at the lower numbers as ittries to keep your set point constant.
icon and the current setting of tempswing is shown on the display (default at 3 ).ï To change the swing, touch the left or right arrows.The furnace will cycle more at the lower numbers as ittries to keep your set point constant.
swing is shown on the display (default at 3 ).
ï To change the swing, touch the left or right arrows.
The furnace will cycle more at the lower numbers as it
tries to keep your set point constant.
so press menu and then a little "swing" icon appears in the upper left. touch it and it will open up the values. make sure this value is at least 3
Well... I'm going to have to figure out how to print this and try it
what does the swing icon look like?
words written. "swing"
you might need a pencil to tap it
ok the swing opens up what on the thermastat lets you know that its value is 3
does it say default value?
it should show you a number between 0 and 10
what number is XXXXX showing?
oh I haven't tried it yet. Because I will have to take this info off the computer and go try it
At least you have given me something to try.
Thanks a lot and happy holidays
same to you. hopefully it works!
Do I press accept now?