oil furnace won't run without pushing reset button on furnace
Posted by Kelly on October 09, 19100 at 14:43:00:
Hi Terry,
I will try to explain this as best I can. I have no knowledge of furnaces. I turn up the thermostat, nothing happens. I push a red button on the furnace to reset it, and the motor starts to run, a few minutes later I hear a click and the blower comes on. The furnace will run shuting off when it reaches the set temp. But the furnace will not kick on by itself, I need to push the red button again. It has an old mercury switch that should be replaced? Is this the thermocouple, igniter? Is it something my husband can fix? Thank you.