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My Amana Air Command 80 SSE wont light, any ideas?

My home in Colorado, where the weather is quite cold right now by the way, is heated by the model heater listed above. Apparently this model doesn't have a pilot light, rather an auto ignition. I've been trying to get it to light for the last two hours and it just wont go. Does anyone have any knowledge of what to do? Much appreciated.

There are two types of ignition systems that Amana uses for burners with no pilot line.
1) Hot surface ignition - you should see a ceramic style element positioned in front of one of the burner venturies, this should have two wires connected to it.
2) Spark ignition - you should see an electrode positioned in front of one of the burner venturies.

At the begining of the heat call the combustion blower motor should run, this should cause the vacuum pressure switch to close and ignition should begin.
If this is working correctly, you should either see the hot surface ignitor glow (hot), or should hear the electrode spark.

If you have hot surface ignition and the ignitor does not glow, you probably will have to replace the ignitor.
As you replace the ignitor do not touch the black ceramic material of the ignitor. Normal oils of our skin will soak into this ceramic material and when burning will create a hot spot and decrease the life of the new ignitor.

If you have spark ignition and you do not hear or see a spark at the electrode, you will have to replace the ignition control board.

As always if you feel that this is above your capability, it would be smart to get a pro.

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