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How do I know if the pilot light is lit? There is a sight

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How do I know if the pilot light is lit? There is a sight glass with a blinking light. It no visible flame.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Brand new home. Moved in in July Never used the heat yet
JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?
Customer: Filter is ok. Thermostat is set at 74°. House is 65°
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I can do much of it
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Not that I can think of
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 10 months ago.

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 you situation.

What is the brand and model number of your furnace?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Carrier 58sta/stx
Expert:  Rick replied 10 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.

Expert:  BillyHvac replied 10 months ago.


what is the blinking light pattern?

This is an auto ignition.

The blinking light will tell me a code. It is short and long blinks that make a 2 digit code....short blinks first...long blinks is 2nd digit

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
We flipped an external switch that stopped the fan. When we pushed the switch again, the fan turned back on and the pilot light kicked on and......we deserted the furnace and all is well. Please terminate our connection. Thank you