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Pilot light does not reach thermocouple

We have a brand new Empire MV145 heater, the pilot light does not reach the thermocouple and does not stay lit when control knob is released. The service man has bled the line and checked the fuel pressure. Adjusting the small brass screw per the troubleshooting instructions does not remedy the situation. Heating the thermocouple with a separate flame allowed the heater to fire up.

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  • jeffncarol_3 Jan 15, 2009

    Thanks, for the advice. The local serviceman suspected the same thing, but it still did not work. He contacted Empire and they are sending a new pilot light - including the orifice I presume.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    the pilot kept going off so we replaced the thermocoupler . even after replacing that part we could still get a pilot flame (even if it wouldnt stay lit) but now we cant even get a flame .... any ideasz?

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The pilot oriface is blocked it needs cleaning out ,

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