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My trane xl80 had problums so i replaced the hot igniter

Customer Question

my trane xl80 had problums so i replaced the hot igniter then started it back on. the flashing light showed a bad control board so i replaced it as well. now the controller flashes 4 times an a puase. my old control board was a cnt 1308 now its a cnt 2184 .
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: over two weeks as i had to wait for the parts to be sent by snail mail
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: use due to my ss income is below 1000.00 per month
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: sorry yes
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I will do my best to assist you. I am looking over your question now and will respond shortly.

Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

did the 4 blinks start as soon as you replaced the control?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no the furnace started the igniter got hot then the gas lit with blower started then stopped an the flashes started
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

Ok,

On the back wall of furnace behind gas valve...do you see a flat plate with 2 wires attached?

All it is a 1/8" thick flat plate with the 2 wires..

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no phone calla please ss each month is less than 1000.00 per month
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

that is a computer generated mesage...I cannot call

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
is it the limit swich?
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

correct...tap that switch a few times,,,is filter clean?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
cancel the 5 buck charge an end this now
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

is it fixed now?

Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

with a 4 code..open limit tapping the limit resets it quite often...did the 4 code go away?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no i do not like the fact that i must pay anything for advice so remove me from your service right now
end this
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
stop calling me as well
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

No problem...that means it worked!

Good thing it fired up....Have a great night and this one is on the house.

Expert:  BillyHvac replied 1 month ago.

I always have some that get the info and then cancel after the advice works..they never cancel before.

Just remember this is much better than calling a service company to your home and and paying a big bill.

I am glad you have heat now...I will close and have a great week.

PS, I am not a robot without feelings...just a service tech who does this part time for my family.

I hope all goes well and consider this closed now that you have it running.

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