You seem to know your way around this Berkeley Forge patio heater.
The pilot on mine only stays lit if I hold in the pilot button.
When I let it back out, no matter how long I wait, it goes out before I can get the control into run mode.
Any ideas on what to do?
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If its a gas furnace it could be the heat sensor on the pilot flame unit. When the sensor is failing it stops telling the control that the pilot is lit properly and the furnace goes thru another start up sequence. You can try to scrape any flash and dirt off of the heat sensor rod to clean it or remove it and clean or replace the sensor or the pilot assembly. There are plenty or furnace parts on Amazon. The next most likely thing is the relay board is ready to fail that part is ~$80 but you need to get the part number right and be experienced with wiring. WARNING-DANGER B4 you do anything to your furnace Turn Off The POWER first! If there is no plug or switch near by, shut of the circuit breaker! If you don't know what any of this means then you are likely not a good choice to mess with this device Be Safe :)
Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
This is most likely a bad photocell. Download the manual below and see page 9 for troubleshooting. Each of the 10 steps will refer you to amnother sction of the manual for the "how to" information.
not a good idea, your house wiring may become the fuse,try to find another curcuit to run the 2nd one, even if it's in another room,stay away from extension cords with electric heaters, if you have to use one, get a short 14 or 12 gauge cord, turn them off when nobody is home
Hi, to light the pilot you must first ensure the gas valve button (Grey with 3 symbols on it) is placed in the ignition position, then, while holding the button in towards the gas valve depress the orange ignitor button several times, hold the gas valve button in for about 30 seconds once the pilot lights. If it fails to light and you cannot see a spark when you depress the ignition button the cable could be faulty, the ignitor corroded or damaged or the pilot could be blocked or the gas turned off. If it is an Elan 2 CF boiler there is no reset button.
Turn off the gas. Remove the unit. Disconnect the thermocouple and pilot assembly. Clean the white powdery stuff out of the pilot assembly. Reconnect and try again.
If that does not do it you will have to replace the pilot/thermocouple assembly.
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The problem you describe sounds pretty much like your gas valve is going bad. There is a brand by Honeywell called a Smart Valve which is anything but smart, when the electronics in the valve start going bad the furnace will run great for a day or two and then the next day may not run at all and then an hour later my run and then an hour later may not run again. Very sporadic operating furnace is usually the Honeywell Smart gas valve going bad.
I don't know how high the water got but if only the burner was covered it is probably just dirt. Try replacing the thermocouple this is usually less than $10. If the gas valve itself was wet REPLACE THE WATER HEATER!!!!!!! Never trust a gas valve that has been wet!!!!! It can seem to work just fine but get stuck in the open position defeating all safety measures.