Strange smell coming from vents...electric furnace


R

Ryan

Hello,

I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this. Last night I woke up
and noticed a strange smell, kind of like the smell when the furnace
is fired up for the first time. Today, I changed the filter and the
smell is still there when the furnace is running. Hot air seems to be
coming out and the furnace is not making any abnormal noises. I took
the outer panel off and inspected the wiring and such, all looks ok
and nothing was hot to the touch.

Is it likely that something (dirt, dust) has fallen onto the heating
coils and will burn off? Or could it be a faulty coil?

Also, does anyone have any good sources for York electric furnace
parts?

Thanks very much,

Ryan
 
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Noon-Air

Ryan said:
Hello,

I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this. Last night I woke up
and noticed a strange smell, kind of like the smell when the furnace
is fired up for the first time. Today, I changed the filter and the
smell is still there when the furnace is running. Hot air seems to be
coming out and the furnace is not making any abnormal noises. I took
the outer panel off and inspected the wiring and such, all looks ok
and nothing was hot to the touch.
You are poking your fingers around in 240 volts???
Hmmm.... maybe another nominee for a Darwin Award.
Is it likely that something (dirt, dust) has fallen onto the heating
coils and will burn off? Or could it be a faulty coil?
don't know... can't see it from here.
Also, does anyone have any good sources for York electric furnace
parts?
Your local *competent*, licensed, insured, professionally trained York
dealer.
Thanks very much,
Your welcome
 
R

Red Neckerson

Ryan said:
Hello,

I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this. Last night I woke up
and noticed a strange smell, kind of like the smell when the furnace
is fired up for the first time. Today, I changed the filter and the
smell is still there when the furnace is running. Hot air seems to be
coming out and the furnace is not making any abnormal noises. I took
the outer panel off and inspected the wiring and such, all looks ok
and nothing was hot to the touch.

Is it likely that something (dirt, dust) has fallen onto the heating
coils and will burn off? Or could it be a faulty coil?

Dead mouse.

You think it smells bad NOW! Wait a few days until it starts to ferment....
 
C

CBhvac

Ryan said:
Hello,

I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this. Last night I woke up
and noticed a strange smell, kind of like the smell when the furnace
is fired up for the first time. Today, I changed the filter and the
smell is still there when the furnace is running. Hot air seems to be
coming out and the furnace is not making any abnormal noises. I took
the outer panel off and inspected the wiring and such, all looks ok
and nothing was hot to the touch.
Poking around in 240VAC..wow...I agree with Noon..
Is it likely that something (dirt, dust) has fallen onto the heating
coils and will burn off? Or could it be a faulty coil?
No..its not a faulty coil, unless its shorted to ground, and you smell the
dust around it thats about to set your home ductwork on fire starting to
burn.
Also, does anyone have any good sources for York electric furnace
parts?
As a York dealer, this is a no brainer...you use ONLY Source One parts, and
you can only get them through your local licenced York dealer.
York does NOT sell direct to homeowners.
 
R

Ryan

Noon-Air said:
You are poking your fingers around in 240 volts???
Hmmm.... maybe another nominee for a Darwin Award.


don't know... can't see it from here.


Your local *competent*, licensed, insured, professionally trained York
dealer.


Your welcome


Any other replies with actual helpful info would be appreciated. Also,
I suggest always turning the power off before "poking around 240v."
Smart guy.

Ryan
 
C

CBhvac

Ryan said:
"Noon-Air" <[email protected]> wrote in message



Any other replies with actual helpful info would be appreciated. Also,
I suggest always turning the power off before "poking around 240v."
Smart guy.

Ryan
OK..sheesh....here is the deal.

1- None of us can see what is causing your problem from our keyboards.
2-York will not sell to a homeowner.
3-Source One parts are York
4-Source One will not sell to a homeowner
5-York Dealers can only buy parts for York units...IF the distributor wants
to stay a York distributor.
6-None of us know what you are capable of..therefore, its best to er on the
side of caution.
7-No one was being a "smart guy", as #6 would indicate.
8-The "smart guys" are the ones that end up getting hurt...
9-Best advice: Find a local, licenced, York dealer. If I was local to you, I
would offer to come out and look at it..but none of us know where you are at
either.
 
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JB Books

Hello,

I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this. Last night I woke up
and noticed a strange smell, kind of like the smell when the furnace
is fired up for the first time. Today, I changed the filter and the
smell is still there when the furnace is running. Hot air seems to be
coming out and the furnace is not making any abnormal noises. I took
the outer panel off and inspected the wiring and such, all looks ok
and nothing was hot to the touch.

Is it likely that something (dirt, dust) has fallen onto the heating
coils and will burn off? Or could it be a faulty coil?

Also, does anyone have any good sources for York electric furnace
parts?

Thanks very much,

Ryan

york is one step above janitrol if i were you id get a new furnace and
dont buy york its junk.

jb books
 
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CBhvac

JB Books said:
(e-mail address removed) (Ryan) wrote in message


york is one step above janitrol if i were you id get a new furnace and
dont buy york its junk.

jb books
And you are a Hack....offers upped....come set up a Predator...$1500...all
expenses paid AFTER proper setup...you will be given ONE hour.
Put up or shut up jackleg
 

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