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My system is not running. I set the thermostat, it doesn't come on, no fan sound, no nothing. I want to try to relight the pilot light,

Post created: 2013-02-28 Type of Equipment: Furnace Views: 410

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NOthing happens whenI set the thermostat. No sound, no heat. I have replaced the batteries in the thermostat, checked the braker box. Where would I look tofind the pilot light! Could it be out?


On 2013-02-28 JB wrote:

I don't believe this furnace has a pilot light. It has an electronic igniter.

If the furnace isn't working at all and you have checked the obvious--fuse box and thermostat--then it is more than likely a safety function has been tripped and the furnace is in a lock out mode so that it won't start to prevent a dangerous situation from occurring. This could mean you have everything from a dirty filter blocking air flow to an issue with nearly anything else.

This furnace likely has a diagnostic LED display or a series of red and green lights that you can find on the furnace. Either of this will display an error code, which will provide a general sense of what the problem is. I've pasted general Trane error codes below for you.

Flashing Slow Normal - No call for Heat from thermostat

Flashing Fast Normal - Call for Heat from thermostat

Continuous ON Control Board Bad - needs replaced

Continuous OFF Check Power

2 Flashes System Lockout (Retries or Recycles exceeded)

3 Flashes Vent Pressure Switch Error

4 Flashes Open High Temperature Limit Device

5 Flashes Flame sensed when no flame should be present

Flashing Slow Normal - No call for Heat from thermostat

Flashing Fast Normal - Call for Heat from thermostat

Continuous ON Control Board Bad - needs replaced

Continuous OFF Check Power

2 Flashes System Lockout (Retries or Recycles exceeded)

3 Flashes Vent Pressure Switch Error

4 Flashes Open High Temperature Limit Device

5 Flashes Flame sensed when no flame should be present

6 Flashes 115 Volt AC power reversed or Poor Grounding

7 Flashes Gas valve circuit error

8 Flashes Low flame sense signal

Flashing Slow Normal - No call for Heat from thermostat

Flashing Fast Normal - Call for Heat from thermostat

Continuous ON Control Board Bad - needs replaced

Continuous OFF Check Power

2 Flashes System Lockout (Retries or Recycles exceeded)

3 Flashes Vent Pressure Switch Error

4 Flashes Open High Temperature Limit Device

5 Flashes Flame sensed when no flame should be present

6 Flashes 115 Volt AC power reversed or Poor Grounding

7 Flashes Gas valve circuit error

8 Flashes Low flame sense signal

9 Flashes Check ignitor circuit and line "N" to 24 VAC Common voltage

( < 2 volts)

(possible grounding problem)

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