Re: Pilot light has gone out onmy Ideal Elan 2 Boiler
TAKE A SHPO VAC AND CLEAN AREA. MAKE SURE YOU PAY SPECIAL ATT. TO THE PILOT LIGHT. FIND BUTTON HOLD IN AND IGNITE DONT LET GO WHEN IT LIGHTS FOR AT LEAST FIFTEEN SEC.. YOU MIGHT ALSO HAVE TO TURN THE THERMASTAT OR KNOB TO PILOT FIRST. AFTER IT HAS LIT TURN UP FLAME
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Sounds like an old boiler. It is not on timer and has to be lit manually. Push in the gas button and hold and push the sprung ingnition button to greate spark. Continue to hold in gas button 1-2 mins and release. The pilot light should then stay on. The flame will have heated the sensor in the combustion chamber and the boiler thinks that there is a flame and will allow the main gas jets to light when demanded . If the flame does not stay on clean the sensor prongs with emery cloth but do wait until they are cooled. You have open up the combustion chamber for access
The 1-2 mins above varies
push in the yellow or grey button on the gas valve and click the piezo ignighter repeatedly keep the gasvalve button depressed for 20 seconds and the boiler should light if it does not you have a fault come back for more advice if this happens
it also sounds as though the pilot injector could be blocked so when the boiler comes on it extinguishes the pilot & then when the burner goes off boiler shuts down, or also the pilot rate maynot be set right, so when the main burner kicks in it robs the pilot of the gas it requires.
It could be that, or there is lack of ventilation for the boiler, so you get flame lift off when the boiler fires?