Jump to content


Use this Search Box to Find Appliance Repair Help Now
Need help finding your model number?
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact


Welcome to Appliantology.org, the Web's Premiere Appliance Repair Resource for DIYers!

The world-famous Samurai Appliance Repair Forums


You can post a question and get repair help for FREE! Click here to get started.


Already a member of the Appliantology Academy? Just sign in with your username and password in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

 


Photo

Diplomat Furnace by Lennox (natural gas) not able to initialize


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 lbrowne

lbrowne

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 16 posts

Posted 23 March 2006 - 07:29 AM

Hello, I have a furance that is acting up. when the thermostat reaches belwo the set temp the furnace tries to start. It has 5 burners/jets or whatever you call them. It tries to light a set amount of times, I think 4 times, and then gives up.

The flames start on the jets, they run for approx 10-30 seconds, then shut off. The furnace tries this sequence about 3-4 time and then shuts down and won't try again unless I jostle with the thermostat. Not good when you wake up cold and theres 2 young kids in the house.

When it does catch it promptly heats the house to the desired temp and shuts down again like it should.... what can i check?


Use the Appliantology Parts Search Box to Find What You Need!
Enter your model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

#2 lbrowne

lbrowne

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 16 posts

Posted 24 March 2006 - 04:39 AM

I can't find a model number anywhere on the outside - I believe its called a forced air unit? Maybe I have to take off a panel to get the model number.

#3 Dan Webster

Dan Webster

    Paw Paw

  • Appliantology Fellow
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,324 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:Busch

Posted 24 March 2006 - 02:56 PM

next to the ignitor is a sensing element you may want to try and shine that up with some emory cloth
"May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty"
-old Irish saying

Buy me a Beer: http://web.me.com/ze...man18007260692/

#4 lbrowne

lbrowne

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 16 posts

Posted 27 March 2006 - 07:38 PM

any idea on what this looks like? Should I take a pic and post it?

#5 Dan Webster

Dan Webster

    Paw Paw

  • Appliantology Fellow
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,324 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:Busch

Posted 28 March 2006 - 11:16 AM

take some pictures of the burner pilot assy and post
"May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty"
-old Irish saying

Buy me a Beer: http://web.me.com/ze...man18007260692/

#6 lbrowne

lbrowne

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 16 posts

Posted 29 March 2006 - 07:10 PM

here she is in all her glory...

 

Attached Files



#7 lbrowne

lbrowne

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 16 posts

Posted 29 March 2006 - 07:10 PM

and here

Attached Files



#8 kdog

kdog

    RoughShod

  • Appliantology Fellow
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,465 posts
  • Location: Canada
  • Flavorite Brew:Dickens Cider

Posted 29 March 2006 - 08:24 PM

if you look into the ends of the burners,you will see the pilot/orifice ass'y attached near the other end of one of the burners, when the unit fires up,a spark ignitor will energize and light a pilot light(turn your t'stat up and watch this) once the pilot flame has been established- the burners will ignite,when that happens,the pilot flame is sucked up into the burner flame,and if there is a carbon buildup on the pilot sensing bulb,or a poor ground,the valve will be fooled into thinking the pilot has gone out and thus shut down the burner- to cure this,it will be necessary to remove the pilot ass'y,and clean it up,or replace it,and at the same time,ensure that all the ground wires etc. are attached to good clean,corrosion free parts of the metal chasis.
Help us keep the lights on: buy appliance parts here ==> http://repairclinic.com

For service manuals and lots of other goodies, become an Apprentice ==> Apprenticeship

#9 lbrowne

lbrowne

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 16 posts

Posted 30 March 2006 - 06:41 PM

Ok, so is this something for a do-it-yourselfer?

Hate to sound dumb, but could edit a pic circling what i have to let or what has to come out first etc?

thanks for your help so far!


#10 kdog

kdog

    RoughShod

  • Appliantology Fellow
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,465 posts
  • Location: Canada
  • Flavorite Brew:Dickens Cider

Posted 01 April 2006 - 01:00 PM

the picture that you posted of your unit are from the outside of the unit and the ignitor/pilot ass'y is not evident- it is located inside the burners- since this is a fairly sophisticated device,you may not want to chance servicing it yourself as it does require a bit of mechanical/eletrical aptitude and understanding. if you feel uncomfortable with it- call in a gun as you don't want to mess with gas/heatsource and endanger yourself or your family.
Help us keep the lights on: buy appliance parts here ==> http://repairclinic.com

For service manuals and lots of other goodies, become an Apprentice ==> Apprenticeship




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact


Use the Appliantology Parts Finder to Get What You Need!
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

Your Sometimes-Lucid Host:
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
"If I can't help you fix your appliance and make you 100% satisfied, I will come to your home and slice open my belly,
spilling my steaming entrails onto your floor."


The Appliance Guru | Master Samurai Tech

Real Time Analytics