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DO YOU HAVE TO LIGHT THE PILOT ON A ALVIMA GAS WALL HEATER
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Coleman Gas Heater for home
I have a Coleman gas heater. My heat won't come on. I can here the blower comming on when I turn on the thermonstat. However no heat will come out. I went up in the attic and the heater instructed me not to light it with a flame. There was a yellow spiral kind of pipe with what look like a little yellow open and close valve. It looked like you should turn it and let the gas come in the heater from the gas line.I wasn't sure if it really was how to turn on the heater. I need some help. should I call the gas company or another company.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
SOURCE: Pilot light won't stay lit
Look for dust and lint. Look for them in places where gas should be freely flowing. I had a similar problem with an Empire Corcho wall-mounted propane ceramic catalyst heater. First it was the pilot light, then the #2 ceramic mantle. After horsing around with the gas lines and pressure regulators and trying to re-aim the pilot, it all turned out to be dust and lint in the gas passages. A little dust bunny in the brass pilot tube gave me a pilot light the shape and color of a banana. One puff of compressed air, and I got back my razor-sharp pilot. And some dust in the chimney of the #2 burner kept it burning blue/yellow and blistering paint off the upper surfaces of the heater. A bit of cleaning with a shop-vac put that right. "Passive" heaters are very much prone to this sort of problem because they rely on convection currents (i.e. LOW velocity) to get the job done. Convection currents are notorious dust collectors, as in COBWEB CITY.
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
Sounds like you have a common problem with infrared heaters. They are very dust sensitive and they will light and then go out when they are dusty. If you have already tried to blow it out at home you need to take the heater to your propane dealer who will take the heater apart and blow it out correctly. They will then hook it up to their gas line and make sure that the problem is fixed. I hope that you haven't blown up into the bottom of the heater where the gas line is connected. There is a diaphragm up in there and if you blow into it you risk messing it up to where it won't work at all.
Posted on Oct 19, 2009
THE flame from the pilot should shoot past the thermo-couple and heat this up and make a small amount of mili- amps to prove the pilot light is lit. ..So if the flame doesn,t go past the thermo-couple it won, make mili-amps or its tme to change out the thermo-couple, They only cost lest than $8:00 and you can change it!
Posted on Dec 22, 2009
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