I've got a Carrier Weathermaker 8000 furnace that shuts off about 90 seconds or so after ignition, started doing this recently. I get flashing code "33" which indicates:
The code indicates:
33 LIMIT OR FLAME ROLL-OUT SWITCH IS OPEN - If open longer than three minutes, code Changes to #13. Check for:
- Defective blower motor or start capacitor.
- Dirty filter or restricted duct system.
- Loose blower wheel.
- Defective switch or connections.
- Inadequate Combustion air supply Flame Roll-out Switch or fuse link.
- Open Flame Roll-out switch,or fuse link. Manual reset or replace.
I've found the manual here, although it doesn't really help me.
Leading up to this, I hadn't checked/changed the filter in a while. It wasn't on my mind because I usually hear my furnace straining or so on.. when I did go check it, I realized that was because the filter had collapsed and been pulled down the air intake.... so yes it was filthy and also I basically ran without a filter for who knows how long.
First things first, I cleaned all the dust out of the inside and blew air through all the components.
I've been able to check the large rectangular Flame Roll-out Switch and the 2 smaller switches, they all are closed when checked with a multimeter for continuity, and just for kicks I pressed the button on the 2 smaller switches to give them a manual reset.
It appears that I've got a no-kidding problems with the unit becoming too hot, not a false positive. Although I am not positive about this.
It seems like my next step would be to check the capacitor to see if it would be causing low voltage to the blower motor, but I don't know how to check that? Also it could be the blower motor being 'defective' - how do I know that or check that without simply trying a replacement part?
So please, if someone can tell me how to check the capacitor, how to check the motor, and what to do next, it would be very appreciated!