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Empire Furnace issue

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I have an 30,000 BTU empire furnace for my 6.5 x 14 King Crow. I had mice build a nest in it. I cleaned it out the best i could. The problem is the furnace isn't working to its full capability, only one of the burners is working, the other side wont stay lit. The pilot will work, but evenuatlly goes out. Do i bring it to a local heating guy? Do i take it apart and clean it? Thoughts/suggestions Anyone had this problem.. Im worried if i take it apart, I will break it..

any help would be appreciated

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These are pretty simple furnaces. My guess is you did not get all of the stuff out of it and it is effecting air flow. You may be able to get all of the stuff out by removing the vent on the outside and inspecting/cleaning the vent and cold air return. I that does not work you may have to take it off the wall to get in a little deeper. At that point you may want to have someone professional do it but again there is not much to these things.

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Thanks, I think I will try that approach. Something scares me about pulling apart the furnance when it's a sleeper house...

I will explore more

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Just make sure you have the CO detector in there.

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Hopper, I also have an Empire furnace, My trouble wasn't mice, it was 1000's of Asian Beetles. I took it apart and blew compressed air through it while flipping it over, must've been enough, furnace works GREAT. They're really simple units, just watch how you disassemble it and reverse the process. Phred52

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