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Replaced furnace fan timer board. The part I replaced was

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replaced furnace fan timer board. The part I replaced was the fan timer board.. The old board was a ST9160B1084. The new boards is a ST9120U. Checked wires 2x. power on and the blower starts and goes. no ignition and no flame.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
hello,
on this board it is a sign of a tripped open safety...OR...no 24v to XFRMR and SEC terminals.
Can you see if 24v is going to those terminals?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do not have a multimeter and my voltage meter is not for low voltage
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
What was symptom of last board deeming it bad?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nothing was working and there was power to the board. the tech said it needed replacement. Now replaced and the blower goes and goes but nothing else.
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
Thank you,
Unfortunately this will require some investigation...but the only way to do so is with a meter for the low voltage. We know we have high voltage...the goal now is to see about the 24 volts. Does your replacement board have a automotive type blade fuse on the board?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes. I took the fuse out with power on and noted an arc. Not what I should do but it was the only way to see if power was there. and the status light on the board blinks green. The light on the gas valve blinks green as well.
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
Great...that proves 24 v is present
So fuse is back in board and is not blown?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Right. Power is to the board and has been. Q: could the wires from the transformer be crossed polarity? or does that matter. I have the white to the I hhave the yellow to C and the Blue/Black to the X
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
Black is L1..white is L2
Blue to xfrm and yellow to com
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
on the 24v side of the transformer yellow to C and the Blue/Black to the X. on the 120v side black is L1 and a L1 blue wire goes to the pressure switch on the cover and the white is in one of the neutral prongs. this is the way I took it off the old board.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I could upload a photo if helpful
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
When thelight is flashing...how many times or wht pattern?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just a slow on / off blink
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
is it a bright/dim heart beat flash?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Exactly
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
The heart beat = normal operation/stand by...
it does not code a limit or safety issue.
Theblue wire you say is on L1 is not showing on my print...you say it goes to pressure switch?..and then where?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
there are 2 L1 prongs. one to the transformer and a blue one to the switch detecting the cover is on and closed.
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
then you have the board with Neutral terminals beside the L1's and a white from transfoormer and white from power are on the Neu?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes.
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
transformer BLUE to 24 VAC and yellow to COM
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
on the board blue to X and yellow to C. I assume this is the same as your last comment. And per the conversion chart that came with the board.
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
correct.
There are many revisions of this board as it is a generic replacement for many units..so the terminals designation changes from unit to unit.
The light states normal but obviously there is an issue...does blower run non stop AND the heat does NOT work
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That is what is happening.
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
Thank you.
Well it is down to whether there is 24v on thermostat wire terminal R to C.
Until we know that we are at a stand still.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The thermostat board- I have 2 zones - lights up and the zone calling for heat opens the damper. I assume this means there is power to the thermostat? There is a transformer going into the board with R and C terminals.
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
I had no idea this is a zone panel system...this changes things...
Can you get in the zone panel and locate R and W from the thermostat wires?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have not touched this panel. It has 3 zones and I only use two.
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
use a short wire and jump R to W at zone panel...tell me if inducer/draft motor starts in furn...this is for the wire terminals to furnace/equipment
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Done. Same thing the blower runs and the inducer does nothing.
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
Thank you.
Last test.....in the center of the circuit board is a terminal labeled DATA...
Do you see this terminal?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I saw this online and the board I have does not have this or it is not labled
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
Here is the quandry....I assume you have a Hneywell Smart Valve with sv9500 series gas valve.
Tey call it smartvalve because it has a circuit board inside the gas valve which controls the inducer motor...ignitor...sensor...
So when thermostat calls for heat the gas valve starts the exhaust...not the circuit board. This is misdiagnosed the majority of time by techs not familiar with smart valve.
Is the gas valve still the original valve?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes original and it blinks green when power is on
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The tech indicated that was normal.
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
The valve would still code power present...but it would not engage the exhaust as it should.
There is actually a tester for the smart valve to determine the faults.
I can say that when it involves NOT having an exhaust fan it is 90% the valve and not the board. The board is usually related to a main blower issue.
I am afraid this would require continuing with a smartvalve tester or a smartvalve troubleshooting manual and meter
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Does that mean I have no heat and need to call the tech back
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 year ago.
That is correct.
I apologize, but this is going to need verified on the gas valve circuit board operation...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks

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