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Problem with our Amana 80 SSE gas furnace - behaving unpredictably.

RayCanuz Member Posts: 1
Please help! Sometimes, with thermostat set to heat, inducer motor starts up, igniter turns on and burners fire up normally, blower starts up and furnace runs for quite a while blowing warm air, cycling, and raising the home temperature a few degrees. Everything seems to be fine.

Then suddenly, the blower starts blowing cold air. When the thermostat is turned off, it takes up to a half hour for the blower to stop blowing, or it continues to blow without stopping until main switch in breaker box is turned off. When main switch and thermostat are turned back on after a few minutes, there may be warm air or cold air, it is unpredictable.

At other times, with thermostat set to heat, inducer motor starts up, and blower comes on blowing cold air without igniter or burners starting up. At this time, the LED flashes continuously. Cold air continues to blow until main switch in breaker box is turned off. Cycles, but blowing cold air.


  • DZoro
    DZoro Member Posts: 1,048
    Probably time for some professional service, in the mean time change the filter.
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,871
    Remove and clear all the black hoses that go to the drain trap. It sounds like condensate is backing up into the inducer fan. One repeated blink on the board is lockout after 3 trials for ignition.
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 4,994
    Amana 80 SSE does not have condensate, it is 80% non condensing. no trap
    Edward Young Retired HVAC Contractor & HYDRONICIAN Services first oil burner at age 16 P/T trainer for EH-CC.org
  • Jolly Bodger
    Jolly Bodger Member Posts: 209
    Need a professional to trouble shoot. It sounds like a problem in the High Limit circuit. Intermittent issues are the hardest to find. Experience is going to be valuable here.