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I have a Westinghouse IQ drive unit and keep getting a lo

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I have a Westinghouse IQ drive unit and keep getting a lo pressure fault and a hi temp fault 3 or 4 times when the heat is called for.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  airheatman replied 10 months ago.

Do you have refrigerant gauges to watch and see what pressures are doing?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
This is on the gas furnace side of the unit
Expert:  airheatman replied 10 months ago.

I see, Can you give me model on furnace?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
IQ drive furnace 120,000 btu wp=208822 fg7mkqw series 97 % modulating
Expert:  airheatman replied 10 months ago.

Thanks for that information.I have the manual now.Tell me exactly what codes you are getting on the green and red lights.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The codes are coming on the thermostat
Expert:  airheatman replied 10 months ago.

Thanks for this information. It appears that the high pressure switch opened first, then high temp limit and then low pressure.

Normally if the pressure switches open it is due to one of the flowing:

1.Blocked or restricted vent intake or exhaust

2.Losing vacuum to switch because water or debris is blocking one of the hoses

3.Main drain blocked preventing water from draining and causing los of vacuum

The high temp limit should only open if chamber overheats.Usually caused by dirty filter,blower failing, dirty evaporator coil,ductwork or return blocked.defective heat exchanger.

Thanks for allowing me to work with you.It appears the scope of your problem goes beyond a simple answer but rather some detailed troubleshooting.I am a licensed heating and air conditioning contractor with just over 30 years in the business.We may need the following tools for troubleshooting. A few hand tools,Volt meter and temperature probe, and be able to do hands on trouble shooing procedures.

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