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Ignition button won't click down

The ignite button (which needs to pressed down while holding down the 'low' gas button to ignite the heater) wont click down?

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  • lisarayner Jul 16, 2009

    It's a Gascraft Heater: model GC921

  • Steve Smith
    Steve Smith May 11, 2010

    Hi, Can you tell me what appliance this is on? I think i can help you Thanks Steve :)

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Had the same problem. The HSI relay (SIEMANS T7CS50-24) on the circuit board went bad on mine. That part is hard to find since it's so old so I just got a panel mount 24V relay and soldered the two control wires to the correct locations on the board and everything is peachy. Most people should probably just get a new circuit board though.

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