Question about Empire DV-35 Heater
When I let go of the pilot, it doesnt stay lit
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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
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You need to replace the pilot safety switch which is usually a Thermocouple. It is connected by a thin tube from the gas valve to a bulb near the pilot burner. It should be available at Home Depot or online.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
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Your unit has a "vent safety limit switch" which is a high temperature limit. It gets hot enough to trip over time because you do not have proper venting. It is a safety switch and SHOULD NOT be disabled - instead find and fix the venting problem(chimney bad?)!
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
are you sure the problem is with the thermocouple? is the pilot sharp and blue? it is unconnon for the magnet in a gas valve to go bad but it does happen. place the thermocouple in the valve and with it in front of you heat it with a match or lighter for 30 sec. now try and light the pilot quickly. if it lights the the problem would be the pilot, if not then the valve. is this a milivolt system or hydrolic t stat.
Posted on Jan 29, 2011
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