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Won't ignite!!! My Rheem Quiet comfort 80 is only three years old and has started to have intermittent problems heating my home. There is a clicking sound, but the burners don't ignite. On other days it will work fine. I have had the gas manifold replaced, as the initial contractor bent them on installation. He said this was the problem, but I am still without heat. Help?

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  • Ken Bledsoe May 11, 2010

    You have a gas valve problem. When you hear the clicking I would focus on the valve. if you have a meter milti meter set it to ohms and ohm out the gas valve. Where you see the two wires going into the top of the gas valve disconnect the wires and check there. If you get no reading the coil inside is bad. this is almost a professional type of fix as natural gas is very dangerous to install improperly let alone buying a gas valve. You can do it though get back with me if you find the gas valve good and we can go from there. ken

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If the igniter is not sparking on the pilot assy the pilot will not ignite all the time. You or anyone needs to see if the spark is hitting the pilot assy. be careful not to get shocked. My best recomendation would be call a professional to check unit...

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