Question about Coleman Propane Forced Air Heater w/Electronic Ignition (50,000-80,000 BTU)

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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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I have a VC Wonderfire model 2610. The pilot flame is perfect blue on both sides... however, when I hit the switch for the main burner to come on...the pilot goes out... any ideas ???


You may have moved the safety sensor or pilot flame tip. The pilot light heats a wire. The wire is the safety sensor. The wire has to be clean and in the pilot flame near the flame tip.

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What is a thermocouple and what does it look like


A thermocouple is a bi-metallic junction that when heated gives an small electric output. The tip of it sits where the pilot light is ( and it is a copper tube going to the gas valve) and the pilot light heats it up. It creates electricity after it heats up (which is why you have to hold the pilot light knob down when lighting) and opens the gas valve to keep pilot light lit after you let the pilot knob go back up. When it stays lit without having to hold it down, (make sure the thermostat is set low so it doesn't light the burner while you have your hand down there) then you turn the pilot knob to on. It should stay on and you can set the furnace to heat and raise the temperature where you want.

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What is the problem when millivolt gas valve can not keep it pilot on?


Hi there.
Probably the thermopile is not receiving enough heat from the pilot flame to generate 500 to 750 millivolt to hold pilot flame. The thermopile may have soot or dirt on it so try to clean or the pilot flame itself does not give enough heat, try adjusting pilot flame. Or the thermopile could not generate the right amount of millivolt even if it is clean and receiving enough heat from pilot flame, so better replace the thermopile.
Check also the hi limit, it must have continuity across its terminal.
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The pilot light on the oven is on how ever the burner will not come on when the oven is turned up.


Hello,
Their is 2 possible things that are causing the oven to not heat.

1) the pilot burner is clogged with build up and not burning corretly...the standing pitol light is small and when the oven is turned on the pilot enlarges and heats a small bulb connected to a tube on a gas valve,if the pilot burner is clogged it will burn the small pilot but will not enlarge to heat that bulb so the gas will flow to the main burner.If that is whats happening the pilot burner needs to be replaced.

2) the pilot burner is properly heating the bulb connected to the above mentioned gas valve but that gas valve is bad and not opening once the pilot has heated the bulb..so in that case that gas valve would need to be replaced


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Pilot light lights but goes out when i turn valve to on


Near the pilot there should be a small metal bulb at the end of what looks like a wire which leads back to the control valve. It's called a thermocouple and it produces a small electrical current when heated. Non-electric heating units have a similar device which does the same job using pressure produced by heating a fluid within the bulb but for our purposes here the difference between the two doesn't matter. The function of the thermocouple is to hold the gas valve open for normal operation of the pilot. If the pilot flame goes out the thermocouple cools and disables the valve so that when the thermostat calls for heat, the gas will not be released if there is no pilot to light the burner. Check to make sure the bulb is being heated by the pilot flame, it may need to be repositioned or the pilot may need to be cleaned of carbon buildup to make it produce an adequate flame. If the thermocouple is close enough to an adequate pilot flame and still you cannot sustain the pilot flame when going from "pilot" to "on" position, the thermocouple is probably the problem so replace it. If the problem still exists, assuming you have already made certain that you have an adequate fuel supply, the problem is in the burner control valve. Changing that is something you should consider leaving to a qualified service person.

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On my patio heater the pilot light will light but goes out as soon as I release it, even after holding it down a long time. I can't get it to stay on to light the heater.


Check that the pilot light is directed at the thermocouple, a copper 'tube' that heats up when the pilot light is lit. You should be able to see a copper coloured small tube that the pilot light is directed at - if the pilot flame is not heating that tube then the main burner will not light.

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

If the pilot flame is not heating the end of the thermocouple you should be able to adjust its position so that the pilot flame is directed at it more accurately

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Pilot is not heating thermalcoupler


You may have a dirty pilot orifice. Try this. Turn off the pilot by turning the control knob to off. Remove the front panel to get access to the pilot orifice. Use a can of compressed air with attached straw (the same stuff you use to clean computer keyboards) and blow out the pilot orifice, which is inside the pilot assembly where the pilot flame burns. Blow it out from the top and from the sides through the air holes. Then relight the pilot and see if that improves the flame size and color (blue) to heat the thermocouple. Douglas

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After heating pilot goes out . my igniter is bad so i light manually and after heating main burner shuts off and so does pilot


The thermocouple that controls the gas to the pilot light must be bad. The thermocouple, when it is heated by the pilot light keeps a valve open that keeps gas flowing to the the pilot light. This thermocouple closes the valve that supplies gas to the pilot light, this is to prevent gas from continuing to escape when the pilot light goes out. This is a safety issue, I recommend that you call a professional about this problem. You might be able to repair it your self by replacing the thermocouple but I still recommend that you have it checked by a professional.

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Newer systems light the pilot.On a call for heat the igniter lights the pilot. When the heat is verified the gas valve opens . Some systems use an circuit board with flashing led lights to help troubleshooting.

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