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Continental Furnace Repair Guide 2019
(Updated for 2019)
Our complete Continental furnace repair guide makes troubleshooting issues with your heating system easy. We’ll explain how to replace air filters, read model error codes, and more!
Please note, the following is for informational purposes only. Any servicing you attempt is at your own risk.
Continental, At a Glance
Born in Barrie, Ontario, within the last fifty years, Continental is an innovative heating a cooling manufacturer that designs state-of-the-art products. This guide will give you the knowledge necessary to handle almost any issue should your Continental furnace begin to experience trouble.
The best offence is defence, and the best way to defend your Continental furnace from wear and tear is to perform basic maintenance tasks. The most important practice to perform is to replace your unit’s air filters regularly. Depending on your particular climate, as well as factors within the home such as pet dander and dust, you should be replacing your filters at least once every two months.
How to Replace Your Continental Air Filter
- Slide open the door to gain access to your Continental furnace.
- Locate the air filter, either near the return duct or the entrance to the blower chamber.
- Remove the old air filter and replace it with a new one.
- Make certain that all signifiers indicate that the new filter is installed in the right direction.
- Replace the door to your Continental furnace.
What’s Wrong With Your Continental Furnace?
Common Furnace Problems and Troubleshooting
Should you ever begin to experience issues with your Continental furnace, remember to always shut the unit’s power completely off before attempting any diagnosis or repair.
|Is your furnace...||The problem might be your...||What's wrong?||How you can fix it:|
|Not heating?||Circuit Breaker/Fuse||Either the furnace’s circuit breaker has shorted or the fuse is blown.||You’ll have to replace the blown switch or reset the furnace’s circuit breaker.|
|Igniter||Your furnace’s igniter may be either cracked or defective.||Should the igniter be cracked, you’ll have to replace it. Otherwise, test with a multimeter for continuity.|
|Cycling irregularly?||Thermostat||The thermostat is likely not adjusting correctly.||If your thermostat has an adjustable calibration scale, use this to adjust the heat anticipator. If this doesn’t work or isn’t an option, replace the thermostat.|
|Not blowing hot air?||Blower Motor||Your unit’s blower motor has either burned out or the connecting belt has snapped.||Troubleshoot to see if the blower motor is receiving power: if it isn’t running, the motor has failed, and you’ll have to replace it. If it does run, then the connecting belt has snapped, and you’ll have to replace the belt.|
|Blowing too much air?||Control Board||The relay that regulates the amount of voltage that is sent to your furnace’s blower motor on the control board has failed.||You will have to replace the control board.|
|Thermostat||Your thermostat’s contact that controls the blower motor’s functions might be stuck in a closed position.||You’ll have to use a multimeter to check for continuity if this appears to be the issue then replace the thermostat.|
|Starting and then stopping shortly after?||Flame Sensor||Your furnace’s flame sensor detects whether or not a flame is present. Should the sensor be dirty or defective, it will not be able to read a flame’s presence.||If the flame sensor is dirty, use an abrasive pad to wipe it clean. If it’s defective, replace the flame sensor.|
Continental Furnace Error Codes
|Error Code||What this means|
|LED is off||No power being sent to the control, or a control hardware fault has been detected.|
|LED is on||Normal operation.|
|Single LED flash||The high limit switch is open.|
|Two LED flashes||The pressure switch is open with the exhauster on.|
|Three LED flashes||The pressure switch is closed with the exhausted off.|
|Four LED flashes||Lockout due to too many failed ignition attempts.|
|Five LED flashes||L1/Neutral Polarity problem.|
|Six LED flashes||Too many limit trips within a single call for heat.|
|Seven LED flashes||Pressure switch cycle lockout.|
|Eight LED flashes||Lockout due to too many flame dropouts.|
|Nine LED flashes||N/A|
|Ten LED flashes||Flame has been sensed present while the gas is off.|
When to Get a Technician for Continental Furnace Repairs
Should you ever notice that your Continental furnace is beginning to experience performance issues, it’s never a bad idea to contact a trained heating and cooling technician. Not only will your home lack a dependable source of comfort and warmth, but a mismanaged furnace could cost you lots of money.
If you notice that your Continental furnace is leaking or dripping, has stopped producing heat entirely, or is beginning to emit strange noises (gurgling, banging, whistling, etc.), your unit may have a broken internal component. Alternatively, if your furnace is repeatedly shutting itself on and off, the boiler may not be circulating properly. In either of these cases, you will want to contact a trained HVAC technician as soon as possible.
Who to Call For Continental Furnace Repairs
When you begin to experience issues with your Continental furnace, it can be a particularly stressful process trying to figure out who to contact. Of course, consulting online consumer reviews isn’t a bad starting place. Here, you will be able to learn about what local businesses are available, their general price range, and the types of services they provide. However, it’s important to remember that you can’t make your final decision based on the advice of faceless online reviewers alone.
Our independent certification program is a service that we provide for Canadian homeowners to connect with trustworthy, local HVAC businesses. Our certification requires that companies meet many criteria before we promote their services to our readers so that you can make an informed decision with the result that you’ll be undeniably happy with.
Continental’s Warranty Coverage
Depending on who did the initial installation of your Continental furnace unit, you may already have some coverage available to you. Aside from this, Continental provides its own manufacturer’s insurance for all units.
- Continental C97 Tech Pro Series furnaces include a limited lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger, limited 10-year warranty on parts, and limited 15-year unit replacement heat exchanger warranty*.
- Continental C96 and C95 Series units include a limited lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger, limited 10-year warranty on parts, and limited 10-year unit replacement heat exchanger warranty*.
- Continental C92 Series models include a limited 20-year warranty on the heat exchanger as well as a limited 10-year warranty on parts.
*Continental’s Unit Replacement Heat Exchanger Warranty guarantees that should the unit’s heat exchanger fail within the allotted time period, Continental will replace the entire furnace with a comparable model.
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