My Rheem Furnace Keeps Shutting Off

You turn it back on, and every fifteen minutes your Rheem furnace keeps shutting off. This is an incredibly frustrating problem. One of the disappointing things about the furnace is that this is not all that unique of a problem.

Furnaces used to be made to last. Now, they seem to be made to shutdown. There are a couple reasons for this.

First, manufacturers have discovered that if they make their equipment less reliable, people will have to buy more of them. If they build things to last for years, then they will not sell any more of them. So, they build things to last just beyond their warranty.

This is sad, but true. And you really can’t blame them. A company like Rheem has been around for years. They know the name of the game. They sold furnaces to people thirty years ago that are just now breaking down.

That means they haven’t made a cent off of those people in thirty years. That’s not enough business to stay in business. They aren’t making that same mistake again.

Another reason why the equipment is finicky is because most companies are trying to make appliances more energy efficient. A furnace used to be able to work for thirty years because there wasn’t much to it.

Now there are tons of bells and whistles on furnaces. Every time a manufacturer adds another piece to a product, there is more potential that the product will break.

The combination of these two things has lead to more and more furnaces having problems. So, this might be why your Rheem furnace keeps shutting off. All of that might not help you with your current problem, but at least now you know why it’s happening.

A more immediate solution to the problem might be presented if you look at the thermostat. Depending on what model you have, you might be able to figure out the problem from the number of blinking lights on the thermostat, or from the error code listed.

If either of these things is present, you should look them up on your guidebook that came with the thermostat.

It might be an easy fix. Hopefully you will be able to patch things up without having to call the repairman. Chances are it will not be an easy fix.

If the rheem furnace keeps shutting down, it’s probably trying to prevent something from happening. That sometimes is probably expensive. You might have to shell out the big bucks to have warmth again.

So, make sure that everyone in your house is well bundled. Unexpected furnace failures will often lead to colds and fevers. Don’t let this happen. Make sure everyone stays warm.
Well, I hope this will help you with the fact that your Rheem furnace keeps shutting off.

This annoying situation is sure to frustrate you to no end. At the very least I can say that you are fully justified with being absolutely annoyed with your furnace. Maybe you should get a new one.

Originally posted 2010-10-08 04:58:58.

Furnace Thermocouple Replacement

You probably want to know what a thermocouple is to begin with! On a gas furnace, it is a part near the pilot light and considered the safety device that will turn off the gas if the pilot light diminishes and turns off or if you have electric, the igniter will fail.

Before you begin any repair, get out your manual for the unit. If you don’t have the manual, you can go to the manufacturer’s website and with the model number (located on the unit), and download. You can also do a little research on the Internet.

First, if the light or the pilot light won’t stay on, more than likely the thermocouple is faulty and either should be adjusted or replaced. Usually you should replace it. Tools you will need will be a wrench and the replacement thermocouple. Make sure before you purchase it if you are doing a self-install, that you have the correct part for your unit. (Common sense but you may just end up with something you put on a space ship instead of your furnace.)

Try doing an adjustment. Tighten the thermocouple with your wrench and don’t apply pressure, just turn to tighten very slightly. Try lighting the pilot and if still goes out, then replace it. Make the call if you will do it yourself or call a professional. Thermocouple replacement may be a bit much for you.

First, locate the copper leader and connect nut inside the threaded portion to the gas line. Then under the thermocouple tube, unscrew the bracket, which you will notice, hold the thing in place. If you get stuck here, just call for help. You want to be safe especially when working with gas.

If things are going well, put the new thermocouple into the bracket hole and make sure that the steel tube is pointing up and the copper lead is pointing down. Now, screw the nut over the tube under the bracket. With a slight push, connect the nut to the copper lead that goes to the copper lead making sure the connection is dry and clean.

Without over tightening, turn the screw nut into place. Make sure what you have installed matches up with the manual or the Internet diagram. If you happen to smell gas, make sure it does not over power you. Turn the gas off until you are finished. Gas is nothing to fool around with.

Originally posted 2011-07-22 12:54:25.

Coleman Furnace Recall

Coleman furnace recall — what should you know? This recall is for owners of Coleman, Coleman Evcon, and Red T Gas Furnaces. The heat exchanges have been found to overheat under certain circumstances, leading to the heat exchanger and furnace failing.

The number one question on your mind right now is probably: is this problem dangerous? Internal components of a furnace running hotter than the temperatures they were manufactured to withstand are never a good thing. It has been discovered that the problem leads back to application factors, differences in installation, and variations in components. The recall warns that if the situation is left unresolved, significant property damage, personal injury, and/or death could result.

What do you do? Call your local dealer. Ask for your furnace to be inspected if it is one of the affected models. The Coleman furnace recall states:

The Coleman, Coleman Evcon, and Red T furnaces are commonly used in manufactured housing. The name plate will be found mounted on the left inside surface, behind the lower panel. The furnaces are silver with white access panels. The units were manufactured between 1995 and 2000. Affected model numbers include:




If you own one of the affected units, you will need to contact a participating Coleman Authorized Service Center. You can find a local dealer by inputting your zip code into the online Coleman location finder, or by calling the Program Support Center.

Inspection of your unit will be free. A qualified technician will inspect your unit fully and then install an upgrade kit or a new heat exchanger. All adjustments to your unit will be free. You will not need to purchase or have a replacement furnace issued. Your warranty will not be voided by these changes.

The Program Support Center is available to answer any additional questions you might have about the Coleman furnace recall. You can reach them toll free at (888) 665-4640. Ask the technician who upgrades your unit about maintaining proper maintenance procedures to prolong the life of your unit and keep it in tip top working condition.

Originally posted 2011-08-06 11:46:06.

York Furnace Reviews

It is clear from York furnace reviews that there is a large division between satisfied and very dissatisfied customers.

Positive York furnace reviews point to its efficiency. If installed correctly, the York furnace is about 97.5% efficient, its energy star rating places it at 92% at the least, compared to 90-91% for its competitors.

This efficiency rating translates into considerable savings for those who have a York furnace. It is important to note that if the furnace is not installed carefully this percentage can be greatly reduced.

The efficiency can be attributed to its five valve control and the fact that it has a built-in thermostat. Because of its efficiency, those who choose a York furnace may also be able to get tax credits, adding to their savings.

Many reviewers have been happy with their choice, claiming it has served them well for a number of years and offered good value for money.

Nevertheless, despite the numerous positive reviews of the furnace, those with negative experiences are in the majority.

Problems identified through York furnace reviews seem to predominately focus on noise level, thermostat control and pressure switch malfunction. Many consumers have complained that the furnace is very noisy.

This is usually a result of the fan that distributes the heat when the unit initially starts up, after this the noise level should be negligible.

If there is still a high level of vibration or humming, this is usually due to a defective motor fan. In addition to this problem, other consumers complain of the system shutting off after reaching a certain temperature, and then not coming on again.

These problems can usually be solved easily and without additional cost if the product is still under warranty, but many have complained of ongoing issues with the fan, motor and thermostat controls after the warranty expires or having to pay for parts that are not included in the warranty. In addition to these complaints, many reviewers felt that York’s customer service was poor.

By and large the number of reviewers who were dissatisfied was larger than those satisfied, making a York furnace a pricey and potentially risky purchase.

Originally posted 2011-04-26 11:09:05.

Bryant Furnace Error Codes

The most frustrating thing ever is to experience Bryant furnace error codes without knowing how to correct these codes. If this is something that happened to you recently then you need to read through this piece so that you know what to do the next time you encounter this situation again.

When you find that the light on your furnace is burning constantly, then you will have to replace the circuit board. For a light that is flashing, once or twice you have to consider replacing that gas valve. The blower motor will need replacing if the light flashes three times.

A light, which is flashing four times, is warning you that you will have to replace the heat exchanger. More than four flashes is a disaster as it means that you will end up having to purchase a brand new furnace, as there is no hope for your existing furnace.

If your furnace is standing outside your house the weather might cause it to show error codes. A furnace, which you are not using for a long time, might give you some problems as well. In this case, the product will not start immediately and if it does, it will switch off with a few error codes.

Something that might help you in this case is to clean and dry your furnace properly and try to start it again. This will loosen the pressure switch, which is stuck due to the above factors, and once that is loose, your problems will disappear almost immediately.

Some of the other problems, which you might experience, is that the fan will start up for a few seconds and suddenly switch off again. This might be because you have problems with the sensors or the jumper switches of the furnace.

It might not be a good idea to, always try to fix this yourself and as in this case, you should get the people from which you bought the furnace to come out to your house and do the necessary repairs.

In many cases, you will receive a guarantee as well as a warranty upon purchasing the product and if you are going to tamper with it or trying to fix what is wrong you will end up canceling the warranty that means that you will have to pay cash for all repairs. Bryant furnace error codes are appearing to tell you that something is wrong so pay attention to these warnings.

Originally posted 2010-09-02 19:41:38.