Question about Heating & Cooling
what could be the problem with my comfort glow the igniter button down to catch but it doesn't you can see a very small blue flame inside the stove could the thermocouple be bad or would it be something else
The thermocouple is essentially a milli-volt generating device.
The way it works is this: The junction of two dissimilar metals (the tip) when heated generate a very small milli- voltage. It screws into the gas control whose safety circuit has a coil that needs that millivolt signal to remain open. If that coil does not remain open, the main gas will not open. If the thermocouple is bad, it will not generate the voltage required to hold the safety coil in when you release the button. Consequently, no main gas.
Replace the thermocouple and while its out, clean the pilot orifice at the same time to ensure full pilot gas flow passes to heat the thermocouple end. 3/4" to 1" of the tip should glow red for 30 to 45 seconds BEFORE the button is slowly released.
Now that this has been explained, are you sure the particular heater you are asking about even has a thermocouple?? If not, we need more information....
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The easiest way to troubleshoot any heater, is to call the manufacturer. Their techs will walk you through each possible problem and solution until you find the answer.
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
Usually it is a metal plate stamped to the unit.
Most common places to find it is usually located where the gas
valve and burner is located, it could be hooked to a chain.
Sometimes it is located on the side.
Posted on Jan 08, 2010
i vacuumed the line out, i taped the angle adapterso there was only a little bit showing and stuck it on the pilot hole for 3 minutes (I turned the gas off) and it fixed it
Posted on Jan 21, 2010
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