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Question DetailsAsked on 2/29/2012

Bryant heater just stopped blowig air. Can hear it running but ignitor switch not on and a light blinking on control panel help

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Answered 8 years ago by Cas


Your problem could be caused by a number of things. Is the system a standing pilot or electronic spark system? You mentioned the ignitor switch and a flashing light so I'm assuming electronic. The power to the electronic ignitor needs to be on for the system to function. It should be turned on before the gas is turned on. Also, the system may need to be purged of air so there is only natural gas in the line if any work has been done on the service both at your home or even at the street. Fresh air will rise to the highest point in the line which is typically the furnace in the attic, if that is where yours is located.

Either way turn off the gas and have a licensed HVAC tech check the system over. Many of the newer systems shut off the gas inside the unit when there is a problem detected or when the proper start up procedure is not followed. When was the last time it was checked and serviced? You really should have it done twice a year, just before winter and summer, to keep it running at peak performance so it doesn't waste electricity and gas. Also, it will last you longer, saving you money in the long run.

Todd Shell
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Answered 8 years ago by Todd's Home Services


Todd gave a great answer, I would add not to perform ANY of these tasks yourself as there is alot of ways you can get shocked or electrocuted inside the furnace, and/or ruin certain electronics in the furnace. Like Todd said, contact your local, TRUSTED, HVAC company to respond to your emergency.

Answered 8 years ago by GlennJr

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