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I have a Empire wall furnace Model # DV-235-2-SG 3500 BTU'S the electrical igniter will click but the pilot won't go on.


Clean the hole of the pilot light and clean the metal where the spark comes from and goes to. Could be bad igniter though.Mine here iffy, so I just light it with a long match while holding down the button in pilot mode. don-ohio (:^)

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All fan switches should read open line or "OL" when the furnace is cool, but if the motor seems stiff see if it is oilable. It may have small holes covered by yellow or black plastic plugs covering the holes. If it does and you have not oiled it, go to the hardware store and ask for a motor oiler such as a Zoom spout. Place 3-5 drops of oil in each hole then spin the motor by hand, it may loosen up. The limit side of the fan/limit switch has no impact on the fan motor.

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From what you have described, it sounds as if the Fan Control Switch, ECS Part # R-1941, which works in conjunction with the Limit Control Switch (ECS Part # 912073) is failing and needs to be replaced. You can order these parts directly from Empire Comfort Systems. If you decide to replace these parts yourself, it will give you an opportunity to thoroughly clean the interior of the Wall Furnace, if you haven't already. If you need further information, contact Empire Comfort Systems, Technical Service @ 800-851-3153 Monday - Friday.

Hope this helped you to troubleshoot the problem. Please don't forget to rate my response. Thanks!

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My empire wall furnace does not ignite. It has gas flowing because the pilot is light, i have changed the thermostat and wired it two different ways in case I reversed them. What is next? Could it be the...


It could be several things: Is the Control Knob turned from Pilot to ON? If that is the case, wait a few minutes after turning it to ON. That will allow the Thermopile to heat up sufficiently. Be sure the flame is touching the Thermopile. If everything looks correct turn up your Thermostat to higher than the ambient room temperature and see if the burners light. Remember to turn your Wall Thermostat down to the lowest temperature setting before turning the knob from Pilot to ON.

FYI - That Wall Furnace does not have a Thermocouple. It uses a Thermopile instead to generate millivolts of electricity to open the gas valve and maintain the pilot flame.

If it is the Thermopile, you can order it directly from Empire Comfort Systems, as well as download your Owners Manual at www.empirecomfort.com

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Have an empire wall furnace. Natural gas. Vent through the wall. My problem is that sometimes when it ignites, it makes a loud boom and I can see a flame flash at the top of the heat exchanger. I was...


Not sure what the problem is, but mine does the same thing.It also blows the pilot light out when it does it..Had several service calls, no luck...POS, don't buy another Empire heater....

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The thermocoupler is no good. It's that bulb sitting in the pilot flame. when it goes out it shuts everything doen in the main valve. It has to be kept hot by the pilot, that's how it know whether or not it is safe to open the main .

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Empire faw 40 makes a loud bang when starting up. There are three burners. The pilot light is on one burner. When the furnace starts, gas is lit on that burner and the flame is passed on to the other burners by a small channel that can get stopped up. You just have to remove the burners and clean the channel with a small file, like on a finger nail clipper. This can be difficult due to the pilot assemble being attached with two bolts. The bolt on the right has to be removed with a short screw driver. You can not get a socket on it. After you remove it there is enough play to remove the bracket and gas burners.3_4_2012_5_06_50_am.jpg

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