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Hi, my problem is i have gas (propane) to the valve ,it has electric ignite , also hook up to a remote system i do not have the remote, there is a bypass setting,the igniter works still no pilot light.i have held a lighter on the thermocouple to force air out to bleed lines ,it made some clunking noises but no results, it seems that i cant get gas past valve.i just had to replace the outdoor regulator, system has not worked at least for 2yrs it never worked for me after i bought home

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The gas company should have have set and adjusted the gas pressure when they installed the new regulator. DO NOT ATTEMPTED TO LIGHT THIS WITH A LIGHTER. If this furnace has a hot surface igniter you and you lighter will be energized with 120 volts...BE CAREFUL...
If this furnace has a spark igniter you and your lighter can be lit up with up to 10,000 volts.
Since this furnace sat inoperative for so long I will bet that you have a blocked pilot assembly. Turn off the power and the gas. Carefully remove the pilot assembly. Dismantle it. Inside you will find a very small orifice Clean it out. Put every thing back together. The furnace should work.
The clunking noise you heard was probably the gas valve trying to open.

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