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80, igniter replaced 12/13 now: (when it actually comes on)

Customer Question

bryant 80, igniter replaced 12/13 now: (when it actually comes on) redlight is 3 short, 4 long... (it acctually came on once yesterday and once today, but 3 burners struggled to stay all on and/or blowing)
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: we just turned it back on after summer shut off
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: if we can
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: if it is the igniter and it was replaced 12/13 do you think it is still under warranty?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 2 months ago.

Hello,

My name is Billy.

The ignitor will not be under warranty, but it sounds like there is more of an issue with the burners themselves being dirty/plugged or a pressure issue.

Is the first burner by ignitor lighting everytime?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
would that be the one on the right?
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 2 months ago.

corrrect

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Then it looks like that would be correct
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 2 months ago.

Thank you.

The issue is with what is called the flame spreader. It is tiny channel that connects the burners.

Can you post a pic of your burners and I can draw what you need to check?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
what next?
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 2 months ago.

The issue is with what is called the flame spreader. It is tiny channel that connects the burners.

Can you post a pic of your burners and I can draw what you need to check?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Trying to get the picture to send...
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 2 months ago.

you can use the attach file link or get me the model number and I may have pics on hand

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
333BAV048080ABJA
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 2 months ago.

ok here is a pic of the flame spreader (wing) I was referring to

Click Here

Your burners from your end look like this

Click here

Do these look like your burners or very close?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The second one looks correct but I don't know where the first one would be?
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 2 months ago.

ok the point of the first pic is to show the narrow gap that connects the burners...this is what allows the flame to crossover from one burner to another.

You need to remove the burners and clean that little wing out with the edge of a knife or screwdriver...also a wire brush works well.

If the issue remains after you clean the front of the burners where flame appears, then you have a gas pressure issue.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok, thank you. I guess I should try the above then get back to you all if that's not it.
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 2 months ago.

no problem....when the flame will not cross over it is simply one of 2 items...blocked/rust/debris....or low gas pressure..

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