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How should the hot surface igniter stay on, replaced mine

Customer Question

how long should the hot surface igniter stay on, replaced mine and it goes out before i here the gas valve solinode open?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Kcrand36 replied 1 year ago.

there may be another issue such as pressure switch or high limit, which are safety's to stop the flow of gas from flowing.

Expert:  Kcrand36 replied 1 year ago.

would you like to diagnose?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it does lite up as i said in my question, it stays on for 15 20 sec and goes out before the gas valve kit in as i said
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if it was the pressure switch or the limit it switch it would not lite
Expert:  Kcrand36 replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry, I do not see the details in your original message. this all does make a difference.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
do you have an answer?
Expert:  Kcrand36 replied 1 year ago.

so I need a little help if your asking me to diagnose your heating system. It's not a switch mechanism. It relies on safey's to protect you and and the occupant.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i am out 16 bucks
Expert:  Kcrand36 replied 1 year ago.

If you are willing to put in the time and effort, I may be able to help you. but you must be patient .

Expert:  Kcrand36 replied 1 year ago.

please don't thing that way........ I'm a small guy, like to help small guy.......

if your interested lets continue... see if we can solve this without any further charge..

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
furher charges, why is there and charge so far?
Expert:  Kcrand36 replied 1 year ago.

I think the only charge is what you originally agreed on....... can we talk about your problem?

Expert:  Kcrand36 replied 1 year ago.

I would like to eat dinner tonight...... just want to know if I can help or not.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
do you have a idea as to the problem?
Expert:  Kcrand36 replied 1 year ago.

to be honest with you? I have forgotten the problem. I think we can solve it if it is in the HVAC field. but I was just so concerned being comforting to you that I just totally forgot about the question.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
best credit my account
Expert:  Kcrand36 replied 1 year ago.

I would ask natural gas or propane, either way, I would think you need a technician. has anything changed over 1 year (updates)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no new igniter
Expert:  Kcrand36 replied 1 year ago.

only new ignitor? HSI or ignitor?

Expert:  Kcrand36 replied 1 year ago.

I have a schematic in front of me. please tell me what is happening as you are in front of the furnace.

Expert:  Kcrand36 replied 1 year ago.

let's see if we can solve the issue here.

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