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Cozy Wall Heater - Pilot won't light - push button, lite pilot, hold for over 60 seconds then it goes out. Will not light or ignite heating unit. Pilot "light" seems weak when holding button - not enough gas?

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If your pilot looks a little weak chances are the pilot tube has a sight blockage in it. You will need to turn the gas off remove the pilot tube and get access to the opening of the tube and blow it out with your mouth air compressor or something. Reinstall pilot tube turn gas back on and re-try lighting the pilot. Now should look stronger and if it don't hold the thermocouple is bad and will need to replace it. You might be able to get one at Lowes or a hardware store like Ace Hardware. let me know what happens . ken

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

  • Ken Bledsoe Dec 14, 2008

    Should have added the orfice inside the pilot tube is about the size of a needle maybe a little smaller. Do not try to force anything inside the tube just blowing will be good enough to dislodge any dirt that might have got into it.

  • Ken Bledsoe Dec 17, 2008

    Did you get it to work? ken

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