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Question DetailsAsked on 10/8/2014

Gas furance won't kick on after a power surge due to a power line issue. Trouble shooting suggestions?

Furnace was working fine before the power surges. One of the surges killed the surge protector strip for my TV. I tried to reset the circuit breaker for the furance. I also tried an on/off switch on the out side of the furnace and one inside the cover.

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Since you already did the power-off routine to reboot the system, probably fried the master control board or control box - or if you are lucky only the transformer, though usually that has enough capacity that a surge passes right through it into the device itself.
I would say call a Heating and A/C repair company with good reviews, keep diagnosis and repair receipt in hand, then check to see if power company will reimburse you for any damage - sometimes they will, especially if the cause was not a third-party or falling tree damaging their equipment or weather related. Also, if significantly exceeds you deductible (by enough to risk having a premium increase due to making a claim), your homeowner's insurance might cover it.

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