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Pilot Light does not stay on

Mili amps reading of the flame sensor with opened circuit = 550 ma

not possible to take thr reading with the flame sensor on the gas valve, I don have the fitting.

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  • jasdelrey May 15, 2009

    I was trying to figure it out, which part to change, but looks like it is a mater of trial and error!

    I use to repair gas furnace and Boilers, in those I know which part is defective by just taking the mili-amps readings.

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Did you change the thermopile?Its a cheap part.Let me know.

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Need to adjust pilot on gas valva to read 400mil amps + or - 50. This will be the correct flow.

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