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Furnace won't fire and continue to run on first try take off…

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Furnace won't fire and...

Furnace won't fire and continue to run on first try take off burner cover and it works fine air intake is clear any ideas

Contractor's Assistant: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?

Yes filter is new

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Spent 2000 on repair man still doesn't work

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Furnace is three years old done this since new

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Home Improvement
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Home Improvement Expert: Rick, General Contractor replied 7 months ago
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Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. First I’ll need some more info so I have a more complete picture of your situation.

Possibly improperly installed air intake piping. How long is the run? how many elbows? what size pipe? where does it terminate?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
3 inch exits threw roof in mobile home not sure on elbows at least three I think
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Pulled intake pipe off to try did not make a difference
Home Improvement Expert: Rick, General Contractor replied 7 months ago

I'm going to open this up to my colleagues so one of them can help. Please don't respond (even to acknowledge this post)until you get a response from us. If you respond first it will only delay your answer.

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