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The ignitor won't spark on my caravan carver gas heater

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clean out the pilot assembly with a can of compressed air.Check for any loose or freyed wires and tighten or repair. Can't help you on replaceent parts.

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SOURCE: Where is the ignitor for lennox LF|24 - 45A garage heater

hi should be by the burner a elctroed rod or a permant pilot you need to be up leval with the burner they are some times not easy to find try and follow the pilot line if there is one or a orange electrode wire ,

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SOURCE: heater will not fire....there is gas flow to the

What about the two small tubes that come out of the air hose at the back of the heater? Are they connected to both the air hose and the blower assembly? If not connected no gas will flow.


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how long has this uniy been off? did you purge the gas? you can loosen the pilot tube at the pilot,with your hand on the off switch and purge there. you can spray a soapy water to see if the gas is flowing, will blow bubbles. if you smell ags or pilot lights turn off tighen and refire. check pilot for leaks again.

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I have an Atwood 8531 furnace and the blower comes gas is flowing but it won't light and it says ignition lockout fault

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Pilot light in carver 3600stc

Hi Gordon,
You should normally use the built-in Igniter, normally a button or twist action on the gas regulator dial on the Carver unit, to light the Pilot Flame. This is normally indicated by a "lightning" sign. If this has stiopped working there is often a hole below the pilot's location to enable you use a lighter or match to light the pilot.
Check that you have an adequate supply of gas?
DON'T LEAVE THE GAS ON if the Pilot does not light.
Because of the safety issues associated with gas appliances you should take the vehicle/caravan to an authorised repair workshop for a permanent fix.

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The 3E133 (or similar) Infra-Red Heater with correct voltage to the circuit board should produce a spark at the spark ignitor rod within a few seconds of having power applied. If it doesn't, one of the following could be the problem:1. circuit board (ignition controller) is bad2. The gap between the spark ignitor rod and the middle rod (ground) is incorrect. It should be between 1/8" & 3/16"3. There is not a good ground. This could be due to rust or a loose connection at any point between the equipment ground and the spark ignitor rod, including the ignitor mounting screws.4. The spark ignitor rod or its orange wire is grounded, such as touching metal and thus "short circuiting" rather than allowing the spark ignitor rod to be 1/8" from "ground".
That's all I can think of that would cause NOTHING to happen.

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Heater blower goes on an smells like gas and doesn't light

The ignitor is not working. I don't know what kind of ignition your heater has but it is either a thermal ignitor or a spark ignitor. In either case the problem could be in the ignitor or the board that supplies the power to the ignotor.

First of all, be careful while looking into the system when the gas comes on because it could unexpectedly ignite and burn you.

If your unit contains an ignitor it should glow brightly when the gas starts. If it is glowing then it is probably not glowing brightly enough or not in the right place and therefore needs to be either replaced or repositioned. If it is not glowing then you should measure the voltage using a volt/ohm meter going to the ignitor. If it reads about 115 then the ignitor is broken and needs to be replaced. If it reads much lower voltage then the board that supplies power to it probably has a problem on it. It may be a defective relay, bad solder joint or some other problem. I would first re-solder the relay connections to the board and see if that fixes it. Otherwise the board will need to be replaced.

If the unit has a spark ignitor and you hear a spark sound it may be too low power or the spark probe might be in the wrong place and therefore not delivering the spark to the fuel air mixture. If you don't hear the spark then you may have a bad relay or bad solder joint to it.

Please let me know how this works out. Thank you.

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Heater wont light,seems like all the safety switches have been met,has spark but dosen't seem to be getting propane

About when the sparking starts you should hear a louder snap that should open the gas valve. If you hear this and if there is gas pressure the spark gap is in the correct location it will light (you should also smell gas). On the other hand if any of these things aren't right it won't light. There is a plug on the incoming side of the valve that can be loosened to tell if there is gas available. If you leak enough gas to purge the gas line then that will eliminate a possible air problem. Make sure there is no source of ignition anywhere near during the purging process. Once the plug is closed tightly and you have waited 5 minutes you can try again. If you can't hear the valve come on then you can use a volt/ohm meter to measure the voltage going to the coil of the gas valve. When the ignitor is sparking there should be 115 VAC between these two wires. If you have further questions I should be able to answer them.

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Frontgate patio heater, serial number 01A02 0023562, model number SRPH02, cust number SHCDPH, pilot light won't light (checked gas tank already)

First check that you are getting a spark, if not check lead and ignitor. If getting a spark make sure that there are no leaks, to do a gas leakage test see Patio heater problem solving. Next check the tilt switch if fitted, just short it out by joining up the two leads. If OK look for any debris/insects around the pilot and clean. A worn thermocouple will turn the gas off, these can last anywhere for 2 years up to 6 years but will at some point need replacing.

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For some reason the heater does not generate heat. the fan works but no heat. Any Ideas?

I've got an easy way for you to check, and then we can help you from there.
First pop open both lids to your furnace (this may require a screwdriver). Turn up your thermostat, push the safety interlock button in if it has one (it's a button that turns off the power when the doors are removed), and watch.

On most modern furnaces (past 20-25 years) you'll hear/see:
1. Inducer fan
2. orange glow (ignitor)
3. Gas valve opening and ignition (flames)
4. Main Fan.

that's normal heater operation.
The most common issue here is a burned out ignitor, in which case you wouldn't see the orange glow but the sequence would attempt to continue anyway (the gas valve will open and hiss gas, but it won't lite, then it'll give up and try again a few minutes later).

On older furnaces there's a pilot light to start with, the click of the gas valve and boom... ignition.

On new furnaces it's
Inducer fan
gas valve opening
spark - ignition
Main fan.

and there are some oddballs in between, particularly the Lennox Pulse. If that's your furnace just back away slowly and call a professional... some guys won't even touch those, so be sure to mention what it is... if you call a pro.

So go ahead and watch it run, then tell me/us what you see.

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