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The ignitor works some times.some times you have to start the dyer a couple of times before the ignitor lights up and ignites the pilot

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For that to work, this thing has to be 40 years old

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Try adjusting the thermocouple. Move it or push it forward a tat closer to the igniter.

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As I am not too familiar with gas dryers-here is a question-does the dryer normally have ignition only until the main flame is lit and a sensor warmed up that then shuts off the ignition.This is a energy saving feature that replaced having a pilot light run all the time.It should say in your manual if you have a standing pilot light or an ignitor which shoould I believe only run long enough for something like a thermocouple warms up to tell the ignitor to stop and the main flame will keep running until the cycle is complete. Hope this gives you a start and feel free to ask for more info. I'll do what I can.

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Our MAGIC CHEF gas range has a pilot light that comes on, the ignitor comes on, but the oven does not work heat. Any ideas would be appreciated.


First off, decide which you have, a pilot lite or an igniter coil. In electronic controlled units, when the oven won't light, as long as there's gas available, 98% of the time the igniter is bad, even though the old one may glow and seem to be very bright, it could have a small hairline crack in the ceramic, which would not allow the proper amount of electrical current to travel to the gas oven safety valve, which would then make it open and release the gas. A new igniter works almost every time.

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Pilot lights but ignitor still igniting and burners will not light.


check if pilot flame reaches the ignitor tip, if it does, check the connection of or replace the ignitor cable.if it does not, adjust he ignitor so that pilot flame will have good contact with the ignitor.

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We have a fairly new heater. went to turn on the pilot light and it won't ignite. what do you think is wrong? gas has been turned on before igniting


Sometimes it takes a few seconds for gas to reach the pilot. When you place the thermostat knob/gas control in the pilot position you must then depress it (push it down and hold it down). Wait a few seconds while holding it down, then press the ignitor button with your other hand while continuing to keep the thermostat knob depressed. You may have to hold the knob down and press the ignitor several times. You should see a spark at the pilot if the ignitor is working properly. Continue to hold the knob down for 30 seconds after the pilot lights, then release the knob, it will pop up & you can then rotate it to lo/med/hi and the heater will come on.,

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New gas water heater pilot light will not ignite


Hi .. if this is a brand new heater, then you probably need to have the gas line bled. This means getting all the air out of the gas line feeding the burner. This can be done by constantly trying to light the burner or poilot . or it can be bled down by a HVAC tech.

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I have a goodman central heating . My problem is the electric ignitor will light the burner after a brift time the burner goes out. This problem will go on the entire time of the heating cycle. I have...


Hi!
First of all does this unit uses a hot surface ignitor or a spark ignitor? A hot surface ignitor is a resistive element that will get hot enough(glows yellow to near white) that ignites the main burners directly and a spark ignitor will light a pilot light first then that pilot light will ignite the main burners.
If your system uses the hot surface ignitor then there will be a flame sensor on the last burner that lights. This is a thin silver metal probe that is actually in the burner flame when that burner is lit. It is held in place normally by a 1/4 inch screw. It will have 1 wire attached to the end by a female spade connector. You can pull this wire off before you remove the flame sensor to clean it. Use a fine emery cloth to lightly sand off any residue on it. Also you will need to clean the end of that burner that the flame sensor serves as this is normally the grounding field. This is most likely the problem with your system if it is a hot surface ignition type.
If your system is the spark type then the problem is similar. Normally the pilot light is toughing a small flame sensing probe that is next to the pilot light. This probe also has to be clean. One more thing to look at is to see if the pilot light is large enough to surround the flame sensor. If the pilot is weak it will not touch the flame sensor enough and the system will do what it is doing for you now. If the pilot is weak then the pilot orfice is restricted. This should only be looked at and repaired by a qualified service technician. I hope I pointed you in the right direction!! Good luck!!

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My stove will not ignite...but the burners do


There is no pilot. The oven has an electric ignitor to light the flame. This ignitor is very common repair.
You can remove the floor panel inside the oven and start the oven. Watch to see if the ignitor glows. Even if the ignitor glows, it should ignite the flame with in 30 seconds. They get weak and don't pull enough amps to open the gas valve.
I hope this helps you. please let me know if I can assist you further.

Vic

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Stove works just fine/oven does not warm up - pilot light is on, but turning on oven does nothing but make the pilot light glow a little bigger. Oven will not ignite.


Hi, The ignitor is getting weak and will not open the gas valve. Replace the ignitor and you will be back in business. This is a very common problem with the gas ovens.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Vic

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Furnace pilot is on, pilot ignitor continues to click, no main flame


sounds like the sensing bar on the spark ignition is dirty.....a wire brush works nicely.

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First, let me be sure that you have a pilot light on this dryer. Most dryers (even the older ones) use an electric ignitor to ignite the gas flow. This ignitor will glow red or orange, and a flame sensor will start the flow. If you are not sure that you have a pilot light, try starting it a couple of times and let it run for about 30 minutes. These units sometimes get air in the lines (especially if they were opened for repair) and the air has to get purged from the system before it will light completely. Let me know for sure about the pilot sysem, because they are so very old, you usually cant get parts for them anymore. Thanks!!!

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