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No heat pilot is on

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    pilot light stays on furnace only buzzes when i turn up thermostat

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Does unit have a draft fan. The fan that takes the flue gases out of furnace. Sounds like with info provided the draft fan needs replaced.

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If the thermocouple is being heated correctly, then it could be a fault with the thermocouple itself (can be replaced) or the gas valve.

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Typically, when a pilot won't stay lit, short of being out of gas, is a faulty thermocouple. They are fairly inexpensive and not too difficult to replace and should fix your problem. My only other suggestion, is to make sure the pilot flame is a strong blue color and is actually heating the thermocouple tip. If it's a lazy yellow flame, it may not generate enough heat to keep the pilot flame on. In this case, using a can of compressed air with attached straw (like you use to clean computer keyboards) is needed to blow out the dust or spiderweb that is clogging the pilot orifice in the pilot assembly, which is the place where the pilot flame burns. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need any more assistance. Douglas

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