i have a train xl80 furnace. When it calls for heat the draft inducer fan turns on and then the burner fires up for a short time then shuts off then it starts all over again.I am thinking its the flame sensor. please help.
I just yesterday dealt with one like that. It had electric ignition (glowing ignitor) and a single yelloow "flame sense" wire. This is only the second one of these I've found in a decade, but the problem and the solution is the same. IF your unit uses ion flame detection, the burner ground has become oxidized. It may look like metal against metal, but a fine coat of invisible oxidation had formed between the metal parts. It needs a good "ground reference" before it can detect the ions.
To fix this, I removed the burner. While I had it out, I scraped the flame rod tip some but it wasn't really dirty. When I put it back in, I intentionally made one of the self-tapping sheet metal screws dig a new groove instead of putting it back in the first grooves. I also got it good and tight.
Just as in the first case, the mere act of disturbing the mechanical assembly caused a better ground to be formed. It must be working, because I didn't have to get up last night and go fix it.
It could also be a simple matter of the vacuum tube in the unit having some small debris in it. Mine does this now and then. You're talking about a power vent to the outside correct?