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Have a Goodman 95% furnace. Sat it wouldnt start, found

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have a Goodman 95% furnace. Sat it wouldnt start, found circulating blower not turning. seized up. bought new one. everything good till sunday morning. Wouldnt start again. I could hear circ blower running but no burner. As soon as I removed upper panel it lit. It works fine as long as upper panel is removed. Checked air inlet and didnt find any obstruction. What next?
JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?
Customer: filter is new. Thermostat is new within last month.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes. I spent my career, 40 years as an aircraft tech.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: furnace is only 5 years old
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 7 months ago.

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. If my initial response doesn’t answer your question then let me know and we can

continue our conversation.

If it only works with the burner compartment panel removed then you have an air intake issue. Try a shop vac on the air intake (make a fairly tight connection) and see if it clears the obstruction.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
have big Craftsman shop vac. pulled vac for few minutes then checked can but found nothing in it.
Expert:  Rick 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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