Jumping Door Switch

Discussion in 'HVAC Heating & Cooling' started by vman, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. vman

    vman New Member

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    I have a Goodman with a bad door switch. It only runs when the panel is actually off. To my surprise the local parts places don't have the switch in stock and won't have them for a few days.

    It's been surprising cold here in MA the last few days, so I need heat and was thinking of jumping the door switch til I get the new part.

    Does anyone know how to do this or suggestions on this?
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    It is dangerous to operate a furnace with the panel cover off. CO problems. That is why they have a switch on the door.
  3. Thatguy

    Thatguy Homeowner

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    Jumper the switch with a short piece of stranded cord from a lamp cord or use a paper clip, and securely fasten the panel back on until you get the part.
    It's a safety interlock switch, right?
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