Last summer I had a new thermostat professionally installed. (Braeburn
I'm now trying to get my furnace turned on, and am having problems. I
have the pilot lit, and can get the furnace to run when I hold in the
toggle switch on the front of the unit, but it turns off as soon as I
let the button go. When I turn the thermostat to either "auto" or
"fan," nothing happens. I have it set to "Heat" and the temp is set
well above the current temp.
Since the fan won't turn on, this seems like a problem with the
thermostat, not the furnace, but it was working fine with my AC a few
I am BROKE and would appreciate any advice that will help me avoid a
This is Turtle.
Go out to your tool house and get a 2 pound hammer and come back where
the furnace is. Hold the hammer out in front of you and use both hands.
Then hit yourself right between the eyes. then when the dizzeiness
clears up. Put the cover back on the furnace and it will run fine. you
can leave the hammer there by the furnace if you have any more trouble
with the furnace and you will not have to go out to the tool house to
It was a pleasure to help !
I was thinking the same thing.
If that dont do it, if you know what you are doing, you can jump
across the thermostat wires on the furnace and if the t...stat is badm
the furnace will start and keep running as long as you jump it. If it
still dont run, you got furnace trouble.
You mention the toggle switch. What is that for? Is that a standard
light switch to shut the power off to the furnace? If it is, and
pushing on it makes the furnace start, REPLACE THAT SWITCH.
I'd spend the extra buck and get a 20A switch (for motors).
Since you're broke, I will send my bill and you can pay in
installments. Simply send 99.99% of the bill this week, and pay the
rest next week (plus interest) !!!
Check the thermostat battery. If there is a condensate pump
on the furnace, make sure it is pumping the water outIf it
can't pump the water, a switch keeps the furnace from
running.. You can try shorting together the two wires in the
thermostat that signal the furnace to run, and see if it
does. If not, the problem is probably in the furnace.
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