Hi this fire starts with the remote and goes thru the stages of starting but then as it should ignite nothing happens I have disconnected the cable and reconnected to the ignite but nothing, have you any ideas please, regards Andy
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There is an ignitor and a flame sensor. If the ignitor does not ignite the gas after a time, it goes out. If the flame sensor does not detect ignition the gas valve closes. When you start it you should see the ignitor come on like a light bulb and glow, then the gas valve opens and you get ignition. Then the flame detector turns on when the ignitor goes out. Flame detectors are like a chrome wire that has one connection to it and it sits part of the way in a burner. They get dirty and corroded. When that happens it shuts down. You can clean the flame detector with steel wool of scotch brite pads. Dont get too carried away doing that though.
Check your starter solenoid, its located on the fenderwell, easy way to do it is put ignition switch in start position use a jumper wire and connect the two large terminals, if it starts quickly remove the jumper, then replace the starter solenoid, if nothing happens replace the ignition module.
It sounds like a delayed ignition- and YES!-- that could be dangerous if something flammable was nearby, and no one was around to make sure the fire did not start something int he room on fire!
Trouble shooting delayed ignition:
Does this heater use a glowing ignitor to ight?
Or a standing pilot?
Or a spark?
I suspect that whatever is supposed to light the gas burner, is not in the path of the first gas release, (when the gas valve Opens) and so it takes a bit for the gas to build up, and finally get around to the source of ignition-- and then WHOOSH!!-- all that extra gas ignites!
Can you see the ignitor as it goes thru its first firing cycle-- what do you notice about the ignitor?
Something to consider:
What prevents it from filing the room with gas, before it ignites!
Sounds mighty dangerous to me!
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I've discovered that if you leave key on battery will be drained to dead. Checking battery with meter shows +12v. When key is turned to start position nothing happens. When you connect meter to battery terminals and put key to start position the meter reads about .250 VDC. Even after taking battery to Advance Auto and have it checked it still does same thing. Eventually I jumped my mower with another battery that was being used in my scooter. Bingo! all worked well with jump. You would probably be able to jump with car battery with no problem.
Most likely you got water (or some other liquid) into the control knobs. Unplug, go to bed and try it again in the morning. If you continue to futz with it, you run the chance of burning out the electronics in the control knob, like I did. :(