Question about Coleman Propane Forced Air Heater w/Electronic Ignition (50,000-80,000 BTU)

1 Answer

Propane heater goes out after heat cycle

The pilot light on my 4 year-old, gravity, direct-vent Empire 24,000(?) BTU propane heater continually goes out after the garage reaches the proper temperature.  I have changed the thermo-pile and ensure a good supply of fuel.  There is never any problem getting it restarted, but it is frustrating.  Wind is not an issue.
Anyone have/had the same problem?
Cool Garage

Posted by on

  • kahley4 May 11, 2010

    Have you cleaned the orifice inside pilot? Sounds like a weak supply.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 10 Answers

I've seen excessive draft draw the pilot flame away from the thermo couple when the burners light so when the burners shut down so does the pilot.

Posted on May 05, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The pilot goes out when the heater cycles


The thermocouple is not working correctly. sometimes you can clean the soot build up from it and it will work again. sometimes they just need replacing. the thermocouple is what the pilot light flame heats up when you turn on the heater. when the thermocouple gets hot it sends a 20 to 60 millivolt signal to the gas valve to activate the gas flow to the main burner.

Feb 18, 2015 | Williams Wall Heaters: 50,000 BTU/Hr...

1 Answer

Empire wall furnace pushing down the pilot button trying to light the pilot found too much gas flowing


Is the button on the gas valve or a red button in the line to the pilot assembly? If its in the line, there is a regulator upstream of the button. If the gas is coming from the gas valve, there is a small screw covered hole in line with the pilot line in the gas valve. If neither of these apply, you may need to replace the orifice in the pilot assembly. Let me know how it goes.

Nov 19, 2013 | Empire Comfort Systems Direct-Vent Wall...

1 Answer

I've got a 23 yr old 30DV3 whose pilot light works, and the thermostat & heating element seem to work, but not well. With the thermostat set at full hot, it just barely throws out any heat at all. ...


As I'm sure you already know, Empire Comforts Systems, no longer makes that model heater and hasn't for some years, now. I mentioned that, because if your unit needs parts, they may be almost impossible to get. In any event, there are a several things that may be causing the problem.

  • Low Gas Pressure - Burner is not receiving enough gas. Check for obstructions and have gas pressure at the unit checked.
  • Clogged burner or air intake (venturi valve) is partially clogged. Clean burner ports and venturi valve.
  • Gas line Shut Off Valve at heater not fully open. Check Gas line Shut Off Valve.
At 23 years old, you've gotten your money's worth out of this unit and it may be time to replace it. Empire makes several Direct Vent Wall Furnaces that are rated as High Efficiency Furnaces. In the long run, the money saved in fuel cost, would be worth installing a new one.

Hope this helps you solve the problem.

Apr 11, 2011 | Empire Direct Vent Wall Furnace;...

1 Answer

I have a DV-55 direct vent... Blower kicks on for about 30 sec after it lights then goes of and continues to cycle this way then finally stays on


Hi,
That is normal...especially if the air is pretty cool when it starts... the air cools the heat exchanger too much and it cycles till everything gets warm... nothing to worry about.. :-)

heatman101

Jan 15, 2011 | Empire Direct Vent Wall Furnace;...

1 Answer

Empire wall heater with wall vent pilot light


It sounds like the gas valve is dropping out. Make sure the system is venting the exhaust(no restrictions). Then make sure all your wiring connections in the unit are tight. In a millivolt system if all wiring connections aren't tight and clean your circuit will drop in millivolts and the gas valve will drop out. The gas valve requires a certain millivolt to stay open. I hope I was of some assistance!! Good luck!!

Nov 29, 2009 | Empire Direct Vent Wall Furnace Millivolt...

1 Answer

How to change the orfis from propane to gas on a empire 40,000btu


what is the model # for the furnace. You are going to have to change the pilot orofice and gas valve for natural gas also.

Oct 30, 2009 | Empire Hight Efficient Direct Vent Wall...

1 Answer

Light soot around propane fireplace vent


burners burning yellow , in complete combustion , blocked air ways to burner , it needs a service soon as poss

Dec 22, 2008 | Empire DV-215 Direct Vent Natural Gas...

1 Answer

Pilot goes out after heating cycle


Check regulator on the unit.
Check pilot unit on the heater
use soapy water to check for leaks if see bubbles turn off main gas supply valve.
always turn off gas supply before any checks or repairs are made
when all else failes call your local gas provider to check heater and gas supply

Nov 22, 2008 | Rinnai Desa Vent-Free Infrared Gas Heater:...

2 Answers

Empire Wall Heater(propane) won't stay lit


You have a crack in your heat exchanger and it is sucking in products of combustion. Replace the heater. OR there is a blockage in the intake or exhaust vent. GET IT FIXED OR REPLACED!

Dec 05, 2006 | Empire GWT-25 Wall Mounted Panel Heater

Not finding what you are looking for?
Heating & Cooling Logo

317 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Coleman Heating & Cooling Experts

Bill Long

Level 3 Expert

587 Answers

paulcarew

Level 3 Expert

2365 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8205 Answers

Are you a Coleman Heating and Cooling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...