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I have a lockout due to open limit. What does that mean?

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I have a lockout due to open limit. What does that mean?
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Customer: The thermostat is set at 70 but our house is always at 63. The error I get says lockout due to open limit. We recently had our ducts cleaned.
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Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. If my initial response doesn’t answer your question then let me know and we can continue our conversation.

What it means is that either the furnace got too hot or there is a device/switch in the limit circuit that's not closed. The limit is the high temp sensor. It could also be a rollout switch that's open.

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