Gas furnace issues

This has probably been mentioned before, but I can't find it...
I have a gas furnace with an electrical starter. Can't find a brand or model number ANYWHERE on it, so, that doesn't help (I can email a photo to anyone who'd like to take a shot). It's about 10 years old.
Tried turning it on during the first cold snap. Normally, an internal blower comes on, After about a minute, the electric heating element starts to glow, there's a click, and the burners light-up.
Now, all that is still happening -- except, the burners don't light. I'm certain the gas is on, because the line that feeds it also goes to the hot water heater, which t's off, giving each device it's own shutoff valve. I've tried both positions for the furnace valve just to be sure, but there's no difference.
There's no smell of leaking gas at all during any part of the process. While I don't know jack about heaters, it appears that the gas line passes through some sort of electronic control module, which presumably has an internal valve that allows the gas to pass to the burners. It looks to me that that module isn't functioning. It has an on/off switch on it, but playing with it hasn't changed anything. There's also a master power switch that controls power to the entire central heat/air system (including the thermostat), but, resetting that hasn't helped, either.
The thermostat APPEARS to be working properly.
Two things to consider:
1. A few weeks before then, I'd found the master power switch, and didn't know what it was. I flipped it off to find out, saw what it did, and turned it back on. It wasn't a sudden on/off cycle, so, I don't think that had anything to do with it.
2. A storm fried a transformer outside the house a few months ago, and while the power company crew was attempting to fix it, a surge passed through the house and blew up my microwave and another kitchen appliance. Everything else was fine, but, maybe that took out this module?
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'd also like to have some idea what the repair cost would be, both do-it-yourself (if this is something an average person can do), and having someone come out.
Thanks!
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Call a qualified technician to diagnose and service your HVAC equipment. You are obviously out of your league here and there is nothing more you can safely and effectively do except call a technician.
After a careful evaluation and diagnosis, the technician can give you an estimate for the remainder of the service needed to restore your equipment's functioning.
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What does it cost (generally) for an estimate? I have no idea. Is it fairly common for companies to do free estimates, or, is their generally a charge? I know no one can give me an exact figure -- just looking for ballpark. I've never had to call anyone before.
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$19.99 to $500 for typical residential.
Expect to pay $100 for typical residential diagnosis of repair and service needed for one furnace.
Call several service companies and ask them what their charges are to inspect and diagnose a residential furnace. We can't see it from here.
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I'll be happy to diagnose your repair. Just send me a pic over of your furnace. DON'T forget to credit my PayPal account $99. After that and a few more pics and emails, I'll be happy to give you the repair estimate. If you're looking for a repair estimate right outta the box for free..................then just keep on searching. Most HVAC companies only give free estimates on equipment replacement. "Happy Trails" Bubba
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Don't forget to ask for pics of wife's tits for a possible discount...
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Well sounds like you got if figured out, if the HSI glows and you hear a click but no ignition or sound/smell of gas, then the gas valve is bad, or you have no fuel supply. Make sure the gas valve is turned on, make sure the valve on the gas pipe is turned so it runs with the pipe. It's possible it may take a few attempts, after sitting all summer, to purge out air until gas hits the igniter.
If the inducer is starting and the igniter is glowing then the transformer and thermostat are fine. I wouldn't worry about the power surge. I think your problem is unrelated.
Good Luck
Canadian Heat
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jwardl wrote:

Bite the bullet and call a service guy. Up here an ignition module is about $450 cdn ... or ... it could get real expensive, not to mention real dangerous, if you start throwing parts at a gas furnace.
OT: I made the mistake of not paying attention when I had the addition and new furnace installed. What the heck ... a furnace is a furnace. Well, 12 years later when a problem came up (no ignition), and I went without heat for 2 weeks in winter (fortunately I have 2 furnaces, one in each side of the house) while the module was being tracked down, I learned that not all furnace are created equal. And what pissed me off was, after waiting 2 weeks, a competent technician dropped by, moved the igniter a little closer to the gas, and problem solved.
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Sounds like you had a Rheem. Bubba
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It was a Clare ... only in Canada? I dunno.
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