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Magic Chef Gas Furnace wont stay on for longer then 15 minutes. Pilot goes out after the furnace turns off. It doesn't even reach the desired temp. Do I need to replace the valve or the line leading from the valve to the lite?
It is not the valve or the wire. Most likley it is the Temp Sensor. A cheap part that take a few minute to install.Search for "White-Rodgers 3L11160" part to see what it looks like. You will need to find the correct one for your model. Look Here. http://www.repairclinic.com
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check the pilot light size. Is it small and not surrounding the top 1/3 of the thermocouple? If it isn't then the pilot orfice is restricted or the pilot tube compression nut could be loose. The pilot gas adjustment screw may also need adjusting if this gas valve has one. These problems should only be addressed by an experienced service tech.
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
SOURCE: The pilot will light and
If this heater hasn't been cleaned annually, more than likely that's the problem. This is what you'll need to properly service the unit. A Phillips Head Screw Driver, A Vacuum Cleaner with a brush attachment and some canned compressed air (like you clean a computer with). Before starting, be sure the pilot control knob is in the OFF position and the unit is cool.
On the sides of the heater you will see several screws that need to be removed to access the inside of the heater cabinet. Remove those screws and carefully remove the front of the heater. Once that is removed, you'll have access to all the inner workings that need to be cleaned, This will also tell you how dusty and dirty the inside is. Take you vacuum with brush attachment and carefully clean all of the interior, as well as vacuuming the burner thoroughly. Once that is completed, look for the pilot light assembly. Looking at the pilot itself ... about 2/3rds of the way down the pilot from the tip where the flame comes out, you'll see a small hole in the side of the pilot. That's the Oxygen Depletion Sensor (ODS). Take the canned compressed air, attach the straw nozzle and place the straw nozzle just into that hole. Give it a quick blast of air and you'll be surprised what comes out the other side. After that, blow out the pilot tip. Try not to turn the can upside down while using it. If you feel comfortable that you have thoroughly clean the unit as directed ... try lighting the pilot and the burner briefly, before reassembling. If everything works as designed, you're back in business.
Keep in mind that Vent-Free Gas Space Heaters (That includes Vent-free gas Logs and/or fireplaces) use interior air for combustion, They're perfectly safe, but whatever floats in your household air (dust, dirt, pet air, spiders) goes into them and will clog them up. Therefore, they should be claened and serviced annually. A good time is in the fall, before firing up the heater for the winter heating season.
Posted on Jan 19, 2011
Here is something similar that happened to me. I went through the same steps you went through and upon closer inspection, I found a spider had made a web inside the supply line only letting a small trickle of gas through. Have you verified there is nothing blocking the line?
Posted on Oct 02, 2012
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