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What does it mean when your furnace won't stay on?
Last Updated: 8th March, 2020
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Similarly, you may ask, why does the flame on my furnace keep going out?
Malfunctioning Thermocouple If your furnace pilot light keeps going out, it's likely you have a broken thermocouple in your gas furnace. The thermocouple is a rod that comes into physical contact with the flame in your system. This component will deactivates the gas when the pilot light goes out.
Beside above, what causes my furnace to short cycle? Another common cause of a short cycling furnace is that the furnace itself is overheating and it's turning itself off to prevent damage. An overheating furnace can be caused by restricted airflow. Restricted airflow is often the result of interior vents being blocked, a blocked exhaust vent, or a dirty air filter.
Similarly one may ask, why does my furnace only run for a few seconds?
Air Flow. Air flow problems also causes your furnace to run for a few minutes then shut off. Proper air flow through the burner is important in order for the burner to remain on and not trip a limit thermostat. The burner draws air from either the outside the home or from the surrounding area.
Is furnace short cycling dangerous?
The most common cause of a furnace short cycling is the air filter in the system becoming clogged with dust and other debris. This causes heat to become trapped in the system, forcing the temperature to rise to high levels that potentially dangerous.