Pilot light not staying lit we installed a new thermastat
My husband says it looks like thres oil in the pan upstairs under the broiler can you help we have 5 kids and i dont want him messing with it if that sounds like a big problem to get the pilot light lit
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If you have a standing pilot that wont stay lit and you have to keep relighting it, it can only be a couple of things that will do this.<br />
1. Try tighting the thermocouple at the gas valve. (this is a thin copper line that goes from the gas valve and goes to the pilot light.)<br />
2. Make sure that the tip of the thermocouple is in the pilot light flame.<br />
3. Make sure that the thermocouple is clean.<br />
if you have done these and it still doesnt stay lit, buy a new thermocouple.
Bad igniter? When you 1st try it the gas valve will give enough gas that you would get the burner lit if the igniter was glowing red. If you're desperate you can light the igniter area w/ an aim n flame, but you definitely want to do that w/ caution and crank up your t-stat so the furnace stays on awhile Cuz you'll have to do it again for heat or buy an igniter($40 or so)
First clean out pilot light with can of air , or blow down it with a tude. Then brush electrode clean with a clean paint brush ,chech to see if electrode is in the right postion to light the gas not too far away and the spark is strong , Clean thermopile head if fitted, then check thermocuople /thermopile connections are tight . see if this helps .
If your pilot light will not stay lit when you release pilot light button then chances are that your thermocouple is bad. Make sure that the tip of thermocouple is directly in line with pilot light. Tip of thermocouple should be cherry red if it is properly placed. If pilot will not stay lit then replace it. If you aren't sure about placement of thermocouple you can heat thermocouple with a seperate heat source. If you do this and pilot light stays lit then reposition thermocouple in pilot flame. If it still won't keep pilot burning then replace thermocouple. Hope this helps. Thanks.
look at gas valve, there should be a knob on valve, turn knob to pilot and push button in and hold, the silver tubing coming off valve follow it under the burner, as your holding pilot button down light the endunder burner, if flame appears hold pilpt button down for about a minute then change valve to on and pilot should stay lit, if pilot goes out redo and hold longer, the thermocouple may need to be cleaned.
Once your pilot is lit the thermocouple sends millivolts to the gas valve to tell it that the pilot is lit and to allow the gas valve to open. Check to see if your thermocouple is in the pilot flame. I f it is then you will need to replace the thermocouple.