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Old 11-24-2015, 12:42 AM   #1
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Heater won't stay light keeps relighting

I have ever a 2016 26DBH Grey Wolf I just turned on the heater for the first time. The fan runs then it lights and heats for about 5 to 10 min then I can hear the burner shut off. It waits a couple of min then relights and the cycle starts over. My question is does any one have any ideas what could be going on. I dot have time to go to the dealers since am leaving in the AM for Thanksgiving family camping trip.
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Old 11-24-2015, 04:43 AM   #2
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Is it warming to temp and then shutting off via the set thermostat?


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Old 11-24-2015, 05:36 AM   #3
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Yeah, if it's righting itself it sounds like it's being told to turn off because the thermostat think it's reached the desired temperature.
You could check this easily by setting if it runs for longer by turning the thermostat up.
If it's one of the analog thermostats you can listen for a click at the thermostat when it turns on/off. If it's a digital one then check the display for current temp vs the set temp
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:19 AM   #4
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The fan never shuts off its just the burner cycling so it hasn't reached set point. The burner lights runs then shuts off then relights again and again
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:48 AM   #5
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Wild guess here- possible over temp cut out on furnace??
Are any of the floor vents covered with a carpet or mat??
Nothing sitting in front of the cold air return??
Plenty of air flow out the vents??

Could still be a thermostat short cycling-- turn it way up and see if it
continues to cycle on and off.

Is a vent blowing towards the thermostat?

IF it's running 5-10 minutes at a time you can limp by on your planned outing and
get warranty service later.
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:59 AM   #6
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The fan will continue to run for a little time after the burner shuts down (normal) and perhaps the temp setting is calling for heat before the fan run time has timed out.
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Old 11-24-2015, 10:05 AM   #7
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I went and grab a electric space heater just in case. Waiting for the dealer to open so I can make a appointment. No vents are covered
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Old 11-24-2015, 10:16 AM   #8
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I use steel wool in exterior exhaust vents when away to keep rodents out. Forgot to remove the wool one time and had this happen, light bulb went on while trying to figure it out. Any obstruction on exterior vent?
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Old 11-24-2015, 12:06 PM   #9
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No there's no obstructions
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Old 11-24-2015, 01:28 PM   #10
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If you have a digital thermostat, select fan and the use +/- to set to AUTO. Depending on conditions where you are, 5-10 minute cycles might be about right.
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