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When my furnace turns on it smells like burning plastic. It

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When my furnace turns on it smells like burning plastic. It stinks really bad and I had a headache all day because of it. It started yesterday
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Customer: Also the air isn't hot or coming out as forceful
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 11 months ago.

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If the air isn't coming out as forcefully then (assuming the filter is clean) you could have a problem with the blower motor or possibly even a cracked heat exchanger. I'd suggest you call in a pro asap to check this out and turn the furnace off in the mean time.

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