Why does my Coleman Gas furnace cut on and off every 3 minutes?

The Coleman Gas furnace will go on and off every 3 minutes for for no reason. The blower has been changed out ,the air filter and theromstat have been replaced. Also the sensors have been changed out. However the problem still is the furnace going on and off every 3 minutes.
grace38
Asked Mar 21, 2010
Have you not thought that it's because the water is getting too hot and the thermostats are turning the gas off in order to protect the system?
toinbach
Answered Aug 29, 2010
If the gas is igniting every three minutes it's getting a signal to produce more heat. You may have problems in the electrical board that interfaces between the thermostat and the ignition system.

If it's just the fan coming on, that's different. The fan motor is controlled by the temp inside the box, not the thermostat. When the flame goes out, the fan will run until the temp drops but often the heat retained in the box will heat it up again enough to restart the fan.

If it continues to do that when you know for sure the heat in the box has expired, check the thermister and circuitry that controls the fan. Don't defeat it for any reason, it's made that way for safety.

An improperly operating gas system can be very dangerous. It might be worthwhile to have a professional look at it.
Rob
Answered Aug 29, 2010

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