09:55AM | 11/16/05
Member Since: 11/15/05
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I have a Weather King high efficiency furnace. We live in Minnesota in a very high wind area. I have the same problem every time the wind goes above 30 mph. The furnace shuts off. I then have to shut off the power to the furnace for a moment, and then turn the power back on. The furnace always starts right up. I believe I'm getting some type of back draft. The furnace uses 2 2" PVC pipes for intake and exhaust. They exit straight up the roof. One of the pipes has a two elbows on it and the other pipe goes straight up with no termination. What can I do to fix this problem?


10:49AM | 11/16/05
Member Since: 11/15/05
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I was thinking about adding one of those round gas vents to the top of the PVC pipe. Do you think that this would help?


05:56PM | 12/17/06
Member Since: 12/16/06
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Did you ever get your weather king furnace problems resolved. I have had a weather king furnace for about three years and it shuts down about once per month. Very similar to your issues. I have had the gas redone, regulators replaced and nothing seems to help. I will take note the next time it shuts down on what the wind conditions are. Any ideas?

Arlyn Broekhuis

South dakota


04:09AM | 12/18/06
Member Since: 11/15/05
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Yes, I did find the problem. It had nothing to do with the venting like I orginally thought. The problem was in the water drain. The orginal hose from the upper part of the furnace had a hose that was kinked. Eventually the water would drain, but in the meantime, the furnace would shut down. I replace and replumbed that drain hose so that it couldn't kink. Problem solved! Just take off the access panel, and carefully inspect the flexible rubber hoses that connect to condesent drian. By the way, two professional furnace repairmen missed that problem.


03:58PM | 01/06/07
Member Since: 11/15/05
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Mr. Broekhuis,

Did my suggestions help you with your furnace problems? Just curious.


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