How to Read the Trouble Code Light on a Goodman Furnace

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How to Read the Trouble Code Light on a Goodman Furnace
Understanding the trouble codes helps you get your furnace running on cold days. (contraste alpin image by rachid amrous-spleen from Fotolia.com)

Your Goodman furnace has a self-diagnosing control module with an LED light that flashes red to let you know if there is a problem with the furnace. Locate this LED through the blower access door's observation window on your furnace. The number of flashes you see tells you the trouble code so you can diagnose the problem, know where to start troubleshooting and get your furnace up and running again.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Read one LED flash that stays on continuously to mean your furnace has no signal coming from the thermostat and will not operate. Turn the power off and check the thermostat for improper settings or connections.

  2. 2

    Interpret one LED flash that blinks on and off to mean your furnace has locked out because it could not ignite after three tries, and must be reset. Interrupt power to your furnace for 20 seconds or lower the thermostat so your furnace does not try to heat, then reset the thermostat to the previous setting. After one hour of lockout, your furnace will automatically reset itself and try to operate as usual.

  3. 3

    Decipher two LED flashes to mean the draft blower is not working, or your furnace has a short in the pressure switch circuit. Turn off the furnace power and repair a short or replace the pressure switch.

  4. 4

    Read three LED flashes to mean your furnace has an open pressure switch circuit or it has an induced draft blower operating. Check the pressure switch hose of your furnace for blocks or an improper connection. Also, look for blockages in the flue, and tighten any loose wiring.

  5. 5

    Translate four LED flashes to mean your furnace has a primary limit circuit open, possibly from loose wiring or blocked filters. Check and clean filters, tighten wiring and check the flue for blockages.

  6. 6

    Interpret five LED flashes to mean your Goodman furnace senses a flame without a call for heat. This could be from a gas valve closing slowly or a burner flame lingering.

  7. 7

    Read seven LED flashes as a warning of a low flame sense microamp signal. This could happen with a coated flame sensor or a lazy flame from poor gas pressure. Turn off the power and adjust the gas pressure according to the information on the rating plate.

  8. 8

    See eight LED flashes as meaning an igniter circuit problem due to a bad igniter or an igniter connected improperly. Replace the bad igniter or check the ground wiring, making necessary corrections.

  9. 9

    Decipher nine LED flashes to mean the high-stage pressure switch circuit will not close during a high-stage-induced draft blower operation. Your furnace may have a pinched or blocked pressure switch hose, a blocked flue or loose wiring.

  10. 10

    Read continuous flashing on the LED to mean your furnace has a reversed polarity of 115 volts. Turn off the power and correct the wiring polarity after reviewing the wiring diagram.

Tips and warnings

  • Always turn off the gas and electrical power to your Goodman furnace before making any repairs or adjustments.

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