Furnace flashing an error code?

KEEPRITE, Tempstar and ICP branded furnace codes

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It is ‘always’ best practice to have a licensed technician complete a thorough assessment, however it is good to know what you are looking at for the reason you have “no heat”.

 

CODE: Heartbeat LED pattern on solid (on and off in steady pattern). 

ISSUE: The control is locked out and will auto-reset after 1 hour. 

FIX: Reset power to clear the lockout.

 

CODE: Two LED flashes. (2 Flashes)

ISSUE: Pressure switch didn’t open. 

FIX: Obstructed pressure tubing; a pressure switch that’s stuck closed. Could be something blocking the venting, maybe check outside to see if anything by accident was leaned against the intake/exhaust.  If it persists call a technician.

 

CODE: Three LED flashes. (3 Flashes)

ISSUE: The low-pressure switch did not close or has reopened. 

FIX: Proper vent sizing; air leak; restricted vent; clogged condensate drain; low input gas pressure; excessive wind; improper pressure switch wiring; water in vent piping; disconnected or obstructed pressure tubing.  Could be something blocking the venting, maybe check outside to see if anything by accident was leaned against the intake/exhaust.  If it persists call a technician.

 

CODE: Four LED flashes (4 Flashes)

ISSUE: Limit circuit fault. 

FIX: Loose blower wheel; defective switch or connections; improper minimum- or maximum-heat gas input adjustment; dirty filter or restricted duct system; improper limit switch. This one is best to have a licensed technician look it over, if not a clogged or very dirty filter it can lead to much larger issues.

 

CODE: Five LED flashes.  (5 Flashes)

ISSUE: Abnormal flame-proving signal. 

FIX: Leaky gas valve; stuck-open gas valve.  Best to have a licensed technician look this over.

 

CODE: Six LED flashes. (6 Flashes)

ISSUE: Ignition proving a failure. 

FIX: Low inlet gas pressure; control ground continuity; gas valve defect; defective hot surface igniter; oxide buildup on the flame sensor; inadequate flame carryover; flame sensor mustn’t be grounded.  Best to have a licensed technician look this over.

 

CODE: Seven LED flashes. (7 Flashes)

ISSUE: Limit circuit lockout. 

FIX: Control will auto-reset after 3 hours. Refer to status code #4.

 

CODE: Eight LED flashes. (8 Flashes)

ISSUE: Gas heating lockout. 

FIX: Gas valve stuck closed on control.  Best to have a licensed technician look this over.

 

CODE: Nine LED flashes. (9 Flashes)

ISSUE: Medium pressure switch, high-pressure switch, or PSR relay didn’t close or was reopened. 

FIX: Refer to status code #3.

 

CODE: Ten LED flashes. (10 Flashes)

ISSUE: Polarity. 

FIX: Correct line voltage polarity, could also have burnt wiring harness inside the furnace, burnt a spot on the circuit board.  Best to have a licensed technician look this over.

 

CODE: Status codes 1 + 2. 

ISSUE: Blower on after power up. 

FIX: Normal operation.

 

CODE: Status codes 1 + 5. 

ISSUE: Blower motor lockout. 

FIX: Control will auto-reset after 3 hours. Refer to status code #4 + 1.

 

CODE: Status codes 3 + 5. 

ISSUE: Gas valve fault. 

FIX: RED, YELLOW, or ORANGE wire at the gas valve.

 

CODE: Status codes 4 + 1. 

ISSUE: Blower motor fault. 

FIX: Blower failed to reach 250 RPM, or the blower failed to communicate within the prescribed time limits.

 

CODE: Status codes 4 + 2. 

ISSUE: Inducer motor fault. 

FIX: Proper vent sizing; restricted vent; failed inducer motor; improper motor wiring; a blockage in the tubing to the pressure switch assembly.

 

CODE: Status codes 4 + 3. 

ISSUE: The low or medium pressure switch is open while the medium or high-pressure switch is closed. 

FIX: Low inlet gas pressure; clogged condensate drain; improper pressure switch wiring; water in vent piping; low or medium pressure switch stuck open; disconnected or obstructed pressure tubing.

 

CODE: Status codes 6 + 1. 

ISSUE: Ignition lockout. 

FIX: Control will auto-reset after 3 hours. Refer to status code #6.

    Tasks to Leave to a Furnace Repair Expert

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