Question about Heating & Cooling
Will not stay lit. freezing temp outside. shake supply line going into back of unit will normally start it up. stack some books under supply line raising it up 4 inches and it often time stays lit. pilot light always on.. any ideas?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the little copper tube that sits in the pilot flame is faulty. this is called a flame sensor. replace this and you should have no problems
Posted on Dec 09, 2007
crappy pilot flame (not properly heating the thermocouple), bad thermocouple, thermocouple loose where it screws into the pilot safety valve, bad safety valve magnet.
One or more of those is the problem.
Oh...there is also a saftey switch...in case it tips over. It will also cause the pilot to not stay lit (if the switch or wires that go to i are faulty)
Posted on Jun 18, 2008
SOURCE: Torpedo heater wont stay lit.
Do you have the serial number or the manufacture date? There are some design changes and I would need to know the year of manufacture to assist accurately. Usually it is a relay or the thermocouple connection that will affect the unit staying lit.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
The thermocouple is bad. That is the part right next to the pilot light that sense's the flame and hold the gas valve open to the pilot. Take the old thermocouple off and go to hard ware store and get a 18" one of what ever length you need and replace. 5 dollar part.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
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