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i have an ole reznor in my garage been workiing for ten + years no problems , mine is gas , the pilot light does go out after it switches to main burner like ten seconds later , but does light back up when thermostat shuts main off ( i had to go look to make sure) not a real big flame maybe like an inch or so , has a spoon shaped air shield around it , maybe yoours is missing ?
you need to turn on the gas supply. then turn the button on the valve to the "light" position. now press down that button repeatidly until the pilot light lights, when the pilot lights you will need to hold that button down for about 15 seconds. then when you release the button the pilot should stay lit. when it does... turn the button to the "RUN" position. thats it... turn up the thermostat and the heater should kick in.
clean/replace the flame sensor. Your heater doesn't recognize that it has lit and continues to try and light the gas. when the sensor doesn't tell the 'brain' it lit? it shuts down the gas for safety reasons.
Remove front cover,or just lower section if you can. they usually just need to be lifted up about an inch or so and pulled out. However some have covers that snap in place. After you remove cover locate gas valve. It should have a control knob on top with markings for on, off, and pilot. Set control to pilot. Follow lines from gas valve to burner compartment, one goes to main burner one ,small copper colored line is the thermocouple, other line is the pilot. Turn thermostat down as far as it will go. Make sure gas supply valve in line to heater is on and then depress pilot control , when you have pilot control depressed have a match or other small flame source close to pilot assembly. If it lights then hold down on pilot control for a couple of mins. Slowly release pilot control and if it stays lit turn gas control to on. Turn thermostat up to call for heat and burner should light. If pilot doesn't stay lit when you release pilot control then try again holding pilot down longer. If it still won't stay lit then thermocouple will need replace. Good luck. Thanks
There should be a removable panel on the bottom front. Remove this panel and you should see gas valve with two lines going into combustion chamber. The larger of the two will be for burner and the smaller to the pilot light. There may be lighting instructions on the inside of panel,or on front of burner compartment. If not look at gas valve and see if you can see where it is marked off pilot and on. Turn thermostat to lowest setting and gas valve to pilot ,locate pilot light and hold match to it while you depress pilot button . Pilot should light. If it does hold button depressed for 1 to 2 mins. Release pilot button and if pilot stays lit turn valve to on. Turn thermostat up to desired setting and see if burner comes on. If it does you should be done. Put cover back on. If pilot light does not stay lit or burner won't light I Would recommend you call a service tech as there are several things that could be wrong. Hope this helps you.Thanks