Nordyne G5 - blower won't come on

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nuclearmateo
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Nordyne G5 - blower won't come on

Post by nuclearmateo » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:52 am

I've been troubleshooting this furnace myself for several years, never had a problem that a new ignitor or flame sensor wouldn't fix, until today.

This morning, had an error code on the trouble light - one flash every second. Shutting down power to the furnace for several minutes cleared that. Upon startup, everything functions as normal until the main blower is supposed to come on - and it doesn't.

Sounds like the relay to kick on the blower fires at the appropriate time - how do I troubleshoot this?

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- Nordyne G5 - blower won't come on

Post by nuclearmateo » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:07 pm

A bit more -

having the T-stat set to fan on, with the stat not calling for heat, the fan comes on.

any time the t-stat calls for heat, the fan seems to not call on, resulting in a shutdown of the gas valve at the appropriate time, and flashing the fault light.

hopefully this will help those more experienced than I

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- Nordyne G5 - blower won't come on

Post by nuclearmateo » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:13 pm

Unit is a G5RA -indicates limit switch open.
Checked fan limit switch-good. Next more - one of 3 Flame roll-out sensors?

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Post by nuclearmateo » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:38 pm

Getting continuity across all limit switches. Circuit board? Everything else seems to work properly!

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- Nordyne G5 - blower won't come on

Post by dependable » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:08 pm

Sounds like your control board has gone bad.

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Post by nuclearmateo » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:32 pm

Yup. Sure did. Replaced it, and all good.

Thanks.

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Post by aircooledtx » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:44 pm

nuclearmateo -I've been troubleshooting this furnace myself for several years, never had a problem that a new ignitor or flame sensor wouldn't fix, until today.

This morning, had an error code on the trouble light - one flash every second. Shutting down power to the furnace for several minutes cleared that. Upon startup, everything functions as normal until the main blower is supposed to come on - and it doesn't.

Sounds like the relay to kick on the blower fires at the appropriate time - how do I troubleshoot this?
#1 gas furnace * 120v blower mtr


#2 speed red/low
#3 ground

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