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.