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Old 11-05-2014, 12:52 PM   #1
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Furnace not heating

The furnace in my 2000 national tropical blows but does not get hot. Is there a pilot light on these?
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:22 PM   #2
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I doubt that your furnace has a pilot light but if you have it running and go outside at the furnace you should feel the heat exhaust if the burner is lit. A lot of these type heaters have sail switch that activates the gas valve after proving that the blower is running. A stuck sail switch would not let the gas come on. This may not be the problem so I would suggest having a service tech look at it. the problem could be as simple as corrosion on the connectors. It would be safer to have a tech look at it.
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:54 PM   #3
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I gave my furnace a test run last weekend, and had the same problem. I left it running and took the outside cover off to check things out. Turn the service switch off outside and back on and it fired right up. Worth a try, you may get lucky too. There is also a breaker next to the switch.
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Old 11-07-2014, 03:38 PM   #4
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I tried your trick but it didn't work for me. Once the smell of gas started to build I abandoned the whole idea of trying to fix it. Thanks for the tip.
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