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I have a Nordyne furnace. It only runs - 3 minutes then

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Customer: Tim. I have a Nordyne furnace. It only runs for 2 - 3 minutes then recycles off and then back on. I get 4 flashes which indicates ignition failure, but the glow plug lights up each time. It is after the flame is going that it cycles off.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Jason Whatley replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I'm here to help you out! What is the model number of your furnace? Also a picture of the burner compartment will be helpful to guide you in repairs. Right now your describing symptoms of a dirty flame sensor. I can direct you on how to clean this first.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've been at work all day and didn't see your response until now. Actually, I've solved the problem. Turns out the propane regulator froze up. When it get's below 32, there is very little propane going to the furnace. During the day, after the regulator thaws, everything runs fine. Turns out I don't believe the furnace is the problem.Thanks for getting back to me.
Expert:  Jason Whatley replied 1 year ago.

Great! That was the next step to check fuel pressure! Glad you got it fixed up.

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