Furnace help needed

@brendalee (6086)
United States
February 13, 2007 4:48am CST
If anyone knows anything about furnaces I'd greatly appreciate some help here. If it matters, I live in a mobile home and the furnace is run by propane but I know I can't run it without electricity. Heres the problem....it won't shut off. I turned it down all the way and even shut off the themostat. It has finally stopped after a half hour but I am afraid to turn it back on. Its only 1 degree here and it will get real cold soon. I can't afford to have someone come look at it. Will it be safe to turn it on and off by hand? Anyone have any ideas on what is wrong with it and how much it will cost to fix? I have a feeling its going to be a long day.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
13 Feb 07
What will not shut off, the blower? We have a mobile home and just put in a new furnace I found on Ebay for 155 dollars. We too are propane. What kind of furnace do you have? Ours would cycle and then quit. Not sure how you would turn it off and on by hand. We lit our pilot on the old one with no problems. Our furnace guy is letting us make payments on the installation bill! See what you can do!
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Either the one we took out was a miller or we have one now. We can't remember after snow drifts waist high today. Hopefully your fix it man will make some time for you. Take care my friend!!
• United States
15 Feb 07
I hope that you were able to rectify your furnace problem. It is good to have a friend that can help you out.
@brendalee (6086)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Yes, my furnace is fixed now. Our friend came out last night at 8pm. He specializes in trailor furnaces. It only cost me $68. That wasn't too bad.
@missyd79 (3442)
• United States
13 Feb 07
i also live in a trailer with a propane/electric heater. my seems to be running alot lately too, and for a long time. i figured it is because it is so cold here that it needs to run to keep the heat up. otherwise i do not know what it could, sorry i am not really answering ur question.
@brendalee (6086)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Its ok, it helps to know that maybe I am just worrying too much. But it was very hot in here before it finally shut off. I'm thinking maybe the switch got stuck or something. I just turned the thermastat back on and I got it set to 60. I'm going to slowly inch it back up. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will be ok now. But with my luck...I doubt it.lol