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I have a Dayton gas heater Model 3E225

Burners will not ignite when turned on. (Pilot light is lite).

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  • rainyhal Nov 20, 2008

    The fan runs but the burns still don't ignite. Could the heat sensor on the left-side of the heater be bad?

  • allen78j20 Dec 21, 2008

    I am having the same problem. Pilot is lit and then the fan kicks on but the main burner does not. Sometimes if you let it run the main burner will kick on after 5 minutes or so. Any ideas?

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Does the main blower fan kick on? Also, if the heater is vented outside via a flue pipe, there may be a small (about 3 or 4 inches in diameter) vent fan that kicks on to ensure the exhaust fumes are evacuated through the flue pipe. If there's a problem with that fan, the burner won't light either.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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    Kory Ginther Jan 25, 2014

    The burners are lite but I was wondering if there is a way to adjust them to get more heat out of them ?

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