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Amana 80 SSE. Unit has power, but only clicks and runs the motor for 3-4 seconds then shuts off.

Flame sensor cleaned, igniter replaced. 8 blinking lights suggests either the ground or igniter. The ground is in place Any suggestions?

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Check for flame below flame sensor possible blockage of tube

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In the path of the flame on the last burner that starts, there will be a small rod. That rod is the flame sensor. Take a scrub pad and polish it. Also check the electrical connection that goes back to the circuit board. Disconnect any ground wire from the circuit board to furnace cabinet, sand it and replace it.

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replace the fuel nozzel.....if its plugged or restricted it will do this....change fuel filters as well

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