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How can you troubleshoot a Nordyne gas furnace?

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To troubleshoot a Nordyne gas furnace, ensure the furnace is turned on appropriately, clean and replace the filter and check to be sure the thermostat has power; check the pilot light and the gas line running into the house. The unit's owner's manual should be consulted for  solutions for many of the most common problems.

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Some of the most common universal troubleshooting tips are:

Step 1:  Ensure the furnace is turned on and set to heat.

Set the temperature well above the current temperature in the room and give it a minute to turn on.

Step 2:  Clean or replace the filter.

A dirty filter restricts the airflow through the system, and filters  need to be replaced every few months.

Step 3: Ensure the thermostat has power.

 

This could mean replacing batteries or ensuring the wiring is connected correctly.

Step 4: Ensure the pilot light is lit.

 

Older furnaces can feature pilot lights. A draft or repair work on another area of the home can extinguish the pilot light, which can lead to a dangerous situation if not re-lit.

Step 5:  Check the gas line to the house.

 

This can be accomplished by checking the valve, or by ensuring other gas appliances in the home are functioning properly.

Step 6: Call a professional.

 

If at-home troubleshooting fails, it is best to call a professional to solve the issue.

Some issues are easy to troubleshoot, whereas others are more complicated, so it is best to start with the above troubleshooting tips and to call a professional when necessary.

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