From: Vic Smith on
On Thu, 24 Jan 2008 17:14:29 GMT, "Donna Ohl, Grady Volunteer
Coordinator" <donna.ohl(a)sbcglobal.net> wrote:

>On Thu, 24 Jan 2008 07:18:07 -0500, Shawn Hirn wrote:
>> Call a professional heating
>> and repair person to fix the problem.
>
>I did. He'll be out here on Saturday. Isn't there ANY maintenance a
>homeowner can do themselves?
>
>I'm sure, from the symptoms, that the "limits" kicked in, probably due to
>some problem with air circulation.
>
>Besides the filter (which was very dirty but I replaced it yesterday), what
>other maintenance can I do.
>
>For example, someone said clean the A/C coils ... but WHERE ARE THEY?
>
>The furnace is in a tiny closet. The AC fan is outside the house.
>
Leave it alone. Let the pro fix it.
You can ask him about what you can do with the maintenances.
Just keep your pipes from freezing until he gets there.

--Vic
From: Stormin Mormon on
She said the small fan wasn't running.

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"Vic Smith" <thismailautodeleted(a)comcast.net> wrote in message
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You said before you sucked a hose and the switch for positive venting
worked.
You didn't say if the venting motor was even starting up.
You might get help from the HVAC guys, but you have to be clear on the
steps you're taking, and exactly what's happening at start-up.
Just make sure you don't try to bypass any of the start-up features.
Very dangerous.

--Vic


From: Stormin Mormon on
From what you've described, your inducer fan needs to be replaced. Gonna be
a job for the service tech.

Buy a portable heater?

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"Donna Ohl, Grady Volunteer Coordinator" <donna.ohl(a)sbcglobal.net> wrote in
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On Thu, 24 Jan 2008 07:18:07 -0500, Shawn Hirn wrote:
> Call a professional heating
> and repair person to fix the problem.

I did. He'll be out here on Saturday. Isn't there ANY maintenance a
homeowner can do themselves?

I'm sure, from the symptoms, that the "limits" kicked in, probably due to
some problem with air circulation.

Besides the filter (which was very dirty but I replaced it yesterday), what
other maintenance can I do.

For example, someone said clean the A/C coils ... but WHERE ARE THEY?

The furnace is in a tiny closet. The AC fan is outside the house.

Donna


From: Donna Ohl, Grady Volunteer Coordinator on
On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 01:51:35 -0500, Stormin Mormon wrote:
> She said the small fan wasn't running.

Only in the beginning. Now both fans run continuously but the flame goes
out, likely because of a limit being reached.

Tomorrow the repairman arrives.

I'm amazed, on the entire net, I can't find a single photographic
description of how to maintain an Amana Air Command 80 gas-fired home
closet furnace.

This is shocking for home repairees.

Donna
From: Vic Smith on
On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 17:15:47 GMT, "Donna Ohl, Grady Volunteer
Coordinator" <donna.ohl(a)sbcglobal.net> wrote:

>On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 01:51:35 -0500, Stormin Mormon wrote:
>> She said the small fan wasn't running.
>
>Only in the beginning. Now both fans run continuously but the flame goes
>out, likely because of a limit being reached.
>
>Tomorrow the repairman arrives.
>
>I'm amazed, on the entire net, I can't find a single photographic
>description of how to maintain an Amana Air Command 80 gas-fired home
>closet furnace.
>
>This is shocking for home repairees.
>
>Donna

Hey, my Rheem Criterion II is short-cycling, and the troubleshooting
manual is packed away in a box somewhere.
I think it's a limit switch, maybe the flame sensor tossing an error
when it heats up too much, the thermostat, or just rapid heat loss
from the house because it's been near 0F here.
Not a big deal, but the short cycling irritates me.
I've fixed this thing before (ignitor) and the manual was useful.
Couldn't find anything on the net, unless I had a HVAC license or
whatever. I think the repair industry has the manuals locked down.
Kind of makes sense from the safety aspect that they typical homeowner
could get him and his family killed messing with the furnace.
Of course we're not typical, are we?
Anyway, you can find a dealer to get your manuals, but the net is a
poor resource for them.

--Vic