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#1312273 --- 12/18/11 07:34 AM Furnace problems..any ideas?
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Blowing out cold air for about 20-30 minutes then gets warm..that was yesterday..now it won't come out hot at all and will only get up to 63..any suggestions and someone to call?..THANK YOU!!!
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#1312277 --- 12/18/11 07:48 AM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: *Sparkey*]
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Interstate Heating and cooling. They repaired my old furnace until I finally got a new one installed. Professional quick service.
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#1312682 --- 12/20/11 08:25 AM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: *Sparkey*]
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Originally Posted By: *Sparkey*
Blowing out cold air for ...


if it has a standing pilot make sure it has not gone out

does this have an ignitor? (meaning no standing pilot)
ignitor needs to be cleaned or changed

if you have a high-efficient model that vents with PVC then check and make sure there is not anything blocking the outside vents (intake and exhuast)
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#1312777 --- 12/20/11 04:01 PM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: twocats]
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Originally Posted By: twocats
Interstate Heating and cooling. They repaired my old furnace until I finally got a new one installed. Professional quick service.


LMAO yes acll interstate they`ll stick up so far you have to get warm .beside they installed the thing .The problem was the way it was installed. Now our pour girl has to buy the motherboard herself. DO NOT trust Interstate with quality installations it won`t happen Hang in there Sparky.
Trust me I`m the Dr.
Heat is a coming
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#1312831 --- 12/20/11 07:00 PM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: twocats]
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Originally Posted By: twocats
They repaired my old furnace until I finally got a new one installed.


hope the total cost for repair & replace was below $3,000
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#1312859 --- 12/20/11 08:35 PM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: bluezone]
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Done she has heat cost was a gift. Interstate did not help had all kind of excuses and was only 5yrs old. Bottom line it`s working fine after replacing the control board which water had dripped on because of poor installation.
Merry Christmas Sparkey
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#1312877 --- 12/20/11 10:29 PM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: bluezone
Originally Posted By: twocats
They repaired my old furnace until I finally got a new one installed.


hope the total cost for repair & replace was below $3,000


It was. Included removal too.


Edited by twocats (12/20/11 10:29 PM)
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#1312892 --- 12/21/11 05:15 AM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: 123]
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Originally Posted By: 123
Done she has heat cost was a gift. Interstate did not help had all kind of excuses and was only 5yrs old. Bottom line it`s working fine after replacing the control board which water had dripped on because of poor installation.
Merry Christmas Sparkey


THANK YOU!!..I will be taking the damaged motherboard to them today..they will send it out to see if it was their fault or not..I'm sure it will NOT be their fault..LOL
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#1312932 --- 12/21/11 08:05 AM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: *Sparkey*]
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Originally Posted By: *Sparkey*
Bottom line it`s working fine after replacing the control board which water had dripped on because of poor installation.



the newer units need to be installed very level or this water issue will occur
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#1312962 --- 12/21/11 08:43 AM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: *Sparkey*
Bottom line it`s working fine after replacing the control board which water had dripped on because of poor installation.



the newer units need to be installed very level or this water issue will occur


whookee do.
Level wasn`t the problem. The hose clamp was not tighted to specs. Just glad I got the family heat before Christmas.
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#1312965 --- 12/21/11 08:50 AM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: 123]
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The hose clamp was not tighted to specs.


water from the condesation pump would fry the motherboard
poor install
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#1313320 --- 12/22/11 04:01 PM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: 123
The hose clamp was not tighted to specs.


water from the condesation pump would fry the motherboard
poor install



Just what I said. poor workman ship Haste makes waste oh well Sparkey and family have heat now.
I do hope Interstae makes it right with her.
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#1313416 --- 12/23/11 08:15 AM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: 123]
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they may claim that the drain line was kinked or restricted after their install

should be covered by the warranty if it was recently installed
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#1313561 --- 12/23/11 07:41 PM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: *Sparkey*]
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Originally Posted By: *Sparkey*
Originally Posted By: 123
Done she has heat cost was a gift. Interstate did not help had all kind of excuses and was only 5yrs old. Bottom line it`s working fine after replacing the control board which water had dripped on because of poor installation.
Merry Christmas Sparkey


THANK YOU!!..I will be taking the damaged motherboard to them today..they will send it out to see if it was their fault or not..I'm sure it will NOT be their fault..LOL


I service a lot of heating stoves and if they send it out, you will not know the out come until you get the bill, look at your warranty and hold them to it!!!!!

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#1313563 --- 12/23/11 07:41 PM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: *Sparkey*]
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Originally Posted By: *Sparkey*
Originally Posted By: 123
Done she has heat cost was a gift. Interstate did not help had all kind of excuses and was only 5yrs old. Bottom line it`s working fine after replacing the control board which water had dripped on because of poor installation.
Merry Christmas Sparkey


THANK YOU!!..I will be taking the damaged motherboard to them today..they will send it out to see if it was their fault or not..I'm sure it will NOT be their fault..LOL


I service a lot of heating stoves and if they send it out, you will not know the out come until you get the bill, look at your warranty and hold them to it!!!!!

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#1313583 --- 12/23/11 10:12 PM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: MSmith]
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Bluezone they may claim that the drain line was kinked or restricted after their install.

They may but it wasn`t installed properly from the start.
Hose was never put on all the way onto the collar and clamp wan`t even tightend. Again "Haste Makes Waste" just to much in a hurry to check all work before closing the cabinet up.
If it was checked it wouldn`t of happened,period.
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#1313613 --- 12/24/11 08:15 AM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: 123]
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Originally Posted By: 123
They may but it wasn`t installed properly from the start.


I agree

was a yearly inspection done on the unit?

it has been in service for 5 years
they may say that you never had them do a yearly inspection
or if someone else did the yearly inspection then the other person could have altered that clamp


it is good that you got their heat back on as the weather is colder

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#1315224 --- 01/03/12 09:06 AM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: bluezone]
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Now it`s acting up again. Thermostat might be at fault of little fingers playing around . Heats then wants to cool. It`s a centeral air furnace/airconditing unit. going to install a new control as that`s what she wants but it will be boxed in and locked the mood seems to change when I see it. Tiny fingers is my guess.
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#1315254 --- 01/03/12 12:22 PM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: 123]
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has the thermostat been changed in the last 5 years?
does it use batteries?
the thermostat can be by-passed to see if it is acting up
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#1315255 --- 01/03/12 12:23 PM Re: Furnace problems..any ideas? [Re: 123]
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Originally Posted By: 123
Now it`s acting up again. Heats then wants to cool.


does the a/c come on or just the burner goes off for a short time?
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