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Furnace wont start, ignite

bjrice99

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Joined
Feb 7, 2011
Messages
13
Location
Littleton
Model Number
BTU 45
Brand
Age
6-10 years
I have a beacon morris BTU 45 garage furnace.
When i turn it on the blower starts up to discharge any gas, the ignitor glows, and then the fan comes on. But there is no flame.
Any help?
 

Icehouse

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Nov 14, 2008
Messages
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Location
Middle Island ,LI, NY
[FONT=trebuchet ms,arial,helvetica]Problem: Your furnace will not ignite the gas to produce heat for your home. When a furnace has a bad ignitor what I see most of the time is the following sequence of operation: [/FONT]

[FONT=trebuchet ms,arial,helvetica] [/FONT]​
[FONT=trebuchet ms,arial,helvetica]1. Thermostat calls for heat.[/FONT]

[FONT=trebuchet ms,arial,helvetica]2. Draft inducer motor starts.[/FONT]

[FONT=trebuchet ms,arial,helvetica]3. Pressure switch attached by a small plastic or rubber tube senses the negative pressure produced by the draft inducer and closes.[/FONT]

[FONT=trebuchet ms,arial,helvetica]4. Draft inducer runs for 30 seconds to a minute before you hear a gas hissing sound. The ignitor did not glow, the flame sensor (a small metal probe about 1/8" in diameter, with a white porcelain base) does not sense the flame, so after 8 to 10 seconds the hissing sounds stops with no ignition of gas to heat your home. Your furnace shuts down and goes into a lock out condition until you turn your power switch back off and on again. Then the sequence starts all over again with no ignition of the gas.[/FONT]

[FONT=trebuchet ms,arial,helvetica]Solution:You probably need to purchase and install a new ignitor. I would suggest that you inspect your ignitor closely for cracks. Make sure you do not touch the ignitor with your bare hands. If you do not visually see a crack, then you could have a furnace control board problem or a limit, rollout switch problem. [/FONT]
 

bjrice99

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Location
Littleton
That is not what happens.

1: Call for heat
2: Draft inducer motor starts
3: Ignitor glows orange and stays glowing orange
4: Main blower starts up and stays on untill i turn the furnace off
5: no heat, no flame

It seems like everything is working properly, but the gas is not getting to the furnace


Any suggestions
 

Icehouse

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Location
Middle Island ,LI, NY
Check the gas valve
 

Icehouse

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Location
Middle Island ,LI, NY
The gas valve in the furnace?
How do i check it
:eek: Not in the furnace but feeding the furnace, crack a fitting and see if you hear hissing.
 

rustynail

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Dec 17, 2015
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Location
United States
I have a similar problem with a new Beacon-Morris BRT-45 I just installed. Connections are per installation instructions however when I apply power nothing happens. Blower doesn't start, no ignition. The green light on the control board is a constant slow flash that according to the manual indicates the control board is good but there is no call for heat. Any help would be appreciated.
 

dbwoodahl

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Apr 14, 2016
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Location
Montana
I have the same problem with a 5 or 6 year old Beacon Morris Brut. I had it installed in a garage but never use it. Today I decided to turn it on and it wouldn't light. I talked to the installer and he suggested bleeding out the natural gas so I did that right up to and inside the unit. It managed to light once after I set the thermostat to 90 and had the little allen bleeder screws loose. It hasn't worked again though. The fan comes on to evacuate the heater and the electric igniters come on but no gas is coming through the control valve. This heater has had zero use. The igniters attempt to light three times and then the unit shuts off and it won't try again until it has set with the power to it turned off for a bit. Very frustrating. Is this some sort of chronic problem for this heater?
 

rustynail

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United States
Two years later and more Beacon Morris issues

Now my Beacon Morris garage heater won't stay lit. It fires and lights, stays lit for a few seconds then shuts off. Starts again, fires, stays lit for a few seconds and then shuts off. Over and over. Talked to a tech at Beacon Morris, he gave me a few things to check and then determined I had a bad control board. Couldn't order it direct from him so went to Menards and place a special order that took 3 weeks to come in. Installed it today and same exact issue!!! Start, burn, shut off, over and over. Any help would be appreciated.
 
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