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Any picture of the pilot in a raypak heaters , can not locate the pilot ,looked down where the combustions nothing there

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Follow the small tube connected to the main gas valve. The pilot is at the other end.

Posted on Jul 14, 2013

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Its just after 1 am here as well, Ontario Canada. Yes, you have to remove the front lower panel by raising it then pulling out at the bottom. Then compare the valve you have with the 2 in the picture on pg 5. If it is easier, you can have your husband call me while doing this and I can talk him through it. My contact information is located on the main page of my company website www.emshvac.com

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Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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My Rapak gas pool heater burner will not ignite. I changed the flame sensor and then the main gas valve (on a recommendation of a heating contracter) and after spending almost $300 on parts, I may have not needed, it still will not ignite. The water temp has been around 80 using the solar cover but now with the air temp in the 50's at night and only in the 70's in the day the water is a brisk 70 degrees. We would like run the heater now, so we can use the pool for a bit longer this fall.
Any ideas? Some people told me there is a valve that senses the proper amount of water is flowing around the boiler so it doesn't burn up, is this possiblely the problem that the valve is not opening?
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Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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Part one - The 'whoosh' or 'boom' at ignition. If those sounds describe your start up your jet(s) are clogged along the gas manifold. Follow the pipe out of the gas valve down to where the gas is shot into the heater. Those bronze ports have a small opening and spiders like to nest inside this area. Turn them out of the manifold and inspect them. You should find those closest to the ignitor are clogged causing the delay and then boom of ignition.

Part 2 - Have this happen enough and the roll out switch / fused link along the bottom of the heaters service panel will open up and disable the heater. It will look like a black rubber tube about 1/4 diameter by about 2 inches long -OR- a white ceramic block about the diameter of a quarter; either will have 2 wires to it and it will be 'close' to the manifold and jets you need to clean out. If you have a way to read resistance across this switch remove the wires from it and check it. If it is open it will need to be replaced.

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

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Unless there is water running out of the inside it is always repairable. You can start by pulling the burner tray and cleaning the unit and the burners. Also pull the wires and clean the leads and contacts. At 23 the heater is probally a milivolt run heater so a small drop in power can stop the heater from working. Often the problem will be the pilot generator or the gas valve. The generator should delevop 1/2 a volt to run the heater. This can be measured with a milivolt meter. You should get 500-700mv from the generator. If you get that and have no pilot you may need a gas valve and if not you probally need a new pilot generator and it would be best to replace the whole pilot assembly. If you live in Calif. or someplace that makes standing pilot obsolet you can probally find these parts on line through Ray-Pak.
But before starting check the filter to be sure it's clean. If you have had the pool for 23 years that goes without saying but I have to say it anyway.
After that you can use a jump wire and isolate each itim in the saftey circut (thermostat, high limits, presure switch...) just follow the wire when it leaves the gas valve and follow it to each item and jump across. If you find one of these itims to be the culpret it is just a simptom and their is probally another problem and the part just keeps the heater from working so as to keep it safe from that problem. Good luck and let me know what you find and we can go further if need be.

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

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Often you can see the pilot if you use a small mirror. With the button on the gas valve pushed down you should get pilot. Once the pilot is lit it warms the TC(thermocouple) creating the static charge to open the gas valve on it's own. The TC is set in the pilot assembly. It will be a small tube like piece with the wires coming from it. Some times you can pull and replace it but I will usually get the whole pilot assembly and just replace that. It will probally be rusted and can be cloging the tiny orface on the pilot itself.
If you have a milivolt meter you can check the TC by pulling the wires that come from it at the gas valve and with the button on the gas valve pushed in and a good flame you should get 500-700 MV from the TC. This is 1/2 a volt+ so you will need a MV meter. But this will tell if your TC is bad or if your valve is bad.
Good luck.

Posted on May 13, 2010

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