Luxaire Furnace Error Codes

For furnace owners, understanding error codes can be a nightmare. If you own a Luxaire furnace, error codes can be translated via your User Manual, which is good news. The bad news is that you still might have some lights flashing that make absolutely no sense. Thankfully, the two most common are easy to figure out!

You don’t have to be a technician to determine what the lights flashing mean. Remember, if your unit is covered under warranty you have the option of not dealing with error codes at all. You can simply contact your local dealer and see about having a certified technician sent out to troubleshoot and fix whatever the error code is indicating.

For the Do-It-Yourselfer, there are many Luxaire furnace error codes that are easy to understand and fix! If you own a gas unit and notice that the house is getting cold even while the furnace is running, it’s time to go check your unit. You will probably find that the blower is running while a single error light flashes.

A single flashing light indicates a lock out. The fix is simple: turn the unit off. Count to 10. Turn the unit back on. The problem should be instantly fixed, and you should not experience it again for another day or more.

If you see 3 flashing lights, this indicates a pressure switch problem.

The problem causing this error code can be as simple as caught debris inside of the unit. Most units have a wiring diagram that will lead you to the pressure switch. By following the diagram and disconnecting the rubber hose that feeds into the blower motor, you might find a piece of debris caught. Removing it and reattaching the hose usually fixes the issue instantly.

Consumers say learning to read and understand these common error codes has saved them time and money, plus it gives them the ability to make minor fixes on their own. Luxaire furnace error codes are not extremely complicated. If something is dramatically wrong, the units usually stop working altogether. Errors indicate minor problems, such as the common ones shown here, that have easy fixes.

Originally posted 2011-08-09 09:56:58.

Luxaire Furnace Troubleshooting in 5 Easy Steps

The Luxaire furnace is a home appliance powered by gas. Luxaire furnace troubleshooting does not have to be intimidating. By following some simple instructions, you can identify and resolve almost any problem. Here are five simple steps designed to make troubleshooting a breeze for any unit owner:

Step 1 – Check the power supply. Make sure that the unit is properly connected to a power supply that is genuinely supplying power. Next, ensure the gas valve is open. Only check the gas valve when the unit is not operational. If local fuses and circuit breakers are connected to the unit, check and reset if needed.

Step 2 – Use your nose. Take a moment to carefully smell around all sides of the furnace, checking for a gas aroma. If you catch the scent of gas, immediately stop attempting Luxaire furnace troubleshooting. Leave the area. Contact your local fire department or Gas Company immediately. Let them handle it from here for safety reasons. If you don’t detect a gas scent, continue to the next step.

Step 3 – Locate and open the front access door. If the furnace is not working or heating well, remove the filter by sliding it out. Use a small vacuum to clean the filter. Then, rinse it well with water. Ensure it dries completely before sliding it back into place. Close the front access panel.

Step 4 – If the pilot light has gone out, turn the thermostat to the lowest possible setting. After turning off electrical power, open the front access door. From here you can turn the gas control switch to its “Off” position. Wait a full 5 minutes so gas exits the system. Smell for gas. If no scent is present, turn the switch back to its “On” position. Close the front door. Turn electrical power back on. The pilot light should stay lit. If it does not, it’s time to turn off the furnace and contact a technician.

Step 5 – If you see the LED light on the panel display blinking red rapidly, it is time to call a technician for continued Luxaire furnace troubleshooting. This light indicates an operation problem that is in need of professional and experienced assistance.

Originally posted 2011-09-02 08:26:38.

Luxaire Furnace Problems

Common Luxaire furnace problems do exist. If you own, or are considering purchasing, a unit, knowledge of common issues beforehand can be helpful. Consumer reports show one of the most common issues affecting them is blower failure.

In most cases it goes out with little to no warning. Local technicians can replace it for you, and so long as your warranty is still good you should not have to pay any out of pocket expenses.

Another common issue that can affect your unit’s performance is the thermostat loosing accuracy. Thermostats very rarely stop working altogether. Instead, they tend to slowly grow inaccurate before needing to be replaced. It can take several years to show up, but it is a common problem. You can catch inaccuracies early if you are observant.

The thermostat should always cause your unit to kick on or off within 1 to 4 degrees of the set temperature. As the thermostat begins to wear out, it will take 5 plus minutes to kick the unit on or off. Keep in mind that if unattended, the thermostat will eventually fail. Sudden increases in power usage can indicate the unit is overworking thanks to the thermostat.

A few other common Luxaire furnace problems include motor failures and leaking from the evaporator coils. Motor failure is easy to spot because the unit will either stop blowing completely, or air flow will be noticeably restricted.

Finding an evaporator coil leak can be a little tricky. A lot of consumers don’t notice this issue until a puddle forms or moisture damage occurs. It is a good idea to check the unit regularly to ensure no leak has formed. The sooner a leak is found, the less damage that might occur.

Another common problem: Incorrect installation. If you purchase a home in which a contractor installed a Luxaire unit, consumers say to think twice! Units installed by certificated technicians have up to three times the lifespan of contract installed united, and according to consumers far fewer issues. Common Luxaire furnace problems are much more likely on a contractor installed unit and some consumers have suffered void warranties due to improper installation.

Originally posted 2011-08-27 07:22:20.

My Luxaire Furnace is Not Working

Luxaire furnace not working – what do you do? You can call the manufacturer, if you want to spend some time sitting on hold twiddling your thumbs.

You can call your local certified Dealer, who can probably offer phone support and dispatch a technician. You might have to pay an out of pocket expense if your unit is out of warranty, though. If neither of these options sparks you resolve, then how about troubleshooting the unit a little on your own?

Our problem is as follows: For whatever reason the furnace is not working.

Possible solutions include:

Lack of power – Check the power supply. Is it producing power? If it is, check to ensure the power supply is properly connected to the unit. Check out any local fuses or circuit breakers. Reset them if necessary.

Gas – Take a close look at the gas valve. If you find it open, then it is a very plausible reason for your Luxaire furnace not working. Working on your gas valve can be dangerous. Always stop and check for the smell of gas. If you catch the scent of gas, do not attempt further work on your unit. Leave the area and immediately contact the local fire department or Gas Company.

Operational Issues – If you notice that the panel on your unit has what looks like a spastic flashing red light (flashing rapidly), then your unit is trying to say it has internal operational issues. This light is indicating what might be a serious internal problem. The best thing you can do is contact a certified technician for help.

In most cases the unit will appear to stop working if a part breaks. For example, if a motor stops working you will think the unit has stopped working. Upon closer inspection, you might see the unit itself is on. In this case it’s time to use the panel map included on the unit to trace your way to an inoperable part.

Always check for the red flashing light. It can mean a flame flared up for no reason. In most cases a simple reset of breakers, fuses, and the power supply will solve the case of your Luxaire furnace not working.

Originally posted 2011-08-30 12:25:11.

Luxaire Furnace Parts

When you are purchasing a furnace, or seeking to repair a unit, the top question on your mind is where to find replacement parts. Luxaire furnace parts are perhaps a brand of replacements easier to track down than some of the other brands on the furnace market.

Almost every furnace owner will attest to the fact that when a part on the furnace decides to finally give out, it will inevitable pick the day with the absolute worst temperatures billowing down outside.

Here are a few facts about Luxaire that might put your mind at ease should you find yourself in certain need of a replacement part:

1) Most units fall under warranty, and so long as you meet the terms and conditions than you won’t have to worry about paying out of pocket when a replacement piece is needed.

2) Luxaire supplies replacement pieces via their local Dealers. If you bought your unit locally, than chances are you can go right back to the Dealer to explain the problem, troubleshoot a solution, and get your hands on a replacement piece fast.

Most consumers who have found themselves in this position said having a local Dealer made all the difference.

An understanding of which Luxaire furnace parts to perform maintenance on can help lessen dire need of replacement parts in a pinch. Luxaire recommends performing regular maintenance on the blower, thermostat, humidifier, filters, and ducts. Maintenance procedures are pretty simple, and activities you could easily work in whenever you have the time.

For example, a standard furnace utilizes a filter made of loosely woven spun-glass fibers. They are designed to catch particles that can clog up the unit and duct work (not improve indoor air quality). Regularly replacing the filter about every 3 to 6 months is considered good maintenance.

You can find exact filter replacements alongside other Luxaire furnace parts at your local Dealer. You can even look into finding a different type of filter that might support your furnace better. Note that this standard filter is separate from an air filtration filter designed to improve indoor air quality. These types of filters are easily found at any local hardware store.

Originally posted 2011-08-18 12:18:09.