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Chances are the thermocouple is bad

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Just replaced thermopile generator and pilot will not stay lit


Check the new thermopile with a millivolt meter and make sure it has the correct output not connected to the gas valve.If it does,then the gas valve is defective.Make sure to test ONLY the thermopile.If it does not generate enough millivolts the gas valve will not open.If the piliot is dirty it will not generate enough heat for the thermopile.Make sure you have a good,strong,blue flame at the pilot.You said the piliot will not stay lit?If not then start by blowing air back through the piliot where the flame comes out with compressed air.hopefully that will clean it well enough.If not you may have to take the pilot tubing loose from the valve and use compressed air to clean it.Make sure when you reconnect the tubing to the valve USE FINGERS ONLY to start tyubing or you may crossthread the tubing....and thats NOT a good thing.Good Luck.

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Rinnai Royale IB35R ,the flame goes off once I released the press button, it wont hold on as usual


pamgee - it may be a case of not holding the ignition button in long enough ( at least 15 seconds) so that the flame failure device (Thermocouple) will get hot enough, to maintain the pilot flame and the low burner. If it fails to light and hold the first time, push the igniter button again and release it. Wait 30 seconds and try lighting it again.

In case you have misplaced the Owner's Manual, I have provided a link that you can download & print for future reference. http://www.rinnai.com.au/images/stories/operating_instructions/Heating/Flames/Royale%20Inbuilt.pdf

I hope this helped you to solve the problem ... Cheers

Jul 12, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

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Pilot light will not stay lit. I have tried holding the button down for 1 min, 2 min, 3 min and once the button is released the flame goes out


Is the pilot light FLAME touching the 'ThermoCouple'?
(This is a little rod-like device, that generates a signal voltage,)
This signal tells the Gas valve that it is safe to let the main gas in to the burner.

This ThermoCouple might be dirty-- or sooted up-
or it might need replacing.

Try cleaning the surface of the TC first--
Then--Try adjusting the discharge of the pilot, so it positively heats the TC

Does that allow the Gas valve to open now?

If you want to try changing out the TC-- take the model and information off from the gas valve, and the heater-- possibly your local hardware will have Thermocouples?-
If not-- yo may have to call a service company-- see if they will sell yo one..

Let me know where you want to go next with this trouble shooting process.

Mack B

Jan 14, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

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We have a 6 burner, nat gas cooktop....all unit light but the igniter clicking will not stop...unplugged it . question: all mechanics are closed is this safe gaswise?


What happens in this style ignition system is that the thermostat or electronic control switches power to the oven ignitor and gas valve circuit which are connected in series (one after the other). As power flows through the ignitor it heats and draws current (measured in amperage). Once the oven ignitor draws a specific amount of current the oven valve opens to allow gas to flow to the oven burner where the glowing hot ignitor (glow bar) ignites it. Power must continually flow through the ignitor and oven gas valve for gas to be released into the oven burner to create a flame. Once the set temperature is achieved the control stops all power to the ignition circuit which causes the ignitor to dim and the oven gas valve to close, stopping any burner flame. Cycling on and off continues to maintain the specific temperature the control is set for.

Jan 09, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

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My electrolux oven won't stay lit


Right above your pilot light, there is a little temperature probe. It either needs to be cleaned, replaced, or adjusted closer to the top of the pilot flame. Hope this helps. Good luck!

Nov 07, 2009 | Cars & Trucks

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COLEMAN FURNACE BURNER NOT LIGHTING


There is a thermocouple "wire" that is supposed to be touching the pilot flame.
The thermocouple senses a flame (hot) and allows the heater to operate. If the thermocouple does not sense that the pilot is on, then it will not allow the furnace to operate.
Bend the thermocouple wire (or the pilot tube) so that the pilot flame is touchingg the thermocouple.

That shouls work now.

The air from the fan should not be blowing through the same cxavity that the pilot is in.
If it is, then you may have a leaking furnace whereby carbon monoxide may be seeping into your living quarters.
If the fix above works and the pilot stays on after the heater starts, then there is probably no leak.

Let us know the results ... post a comment or "RATE" this or another expert's solution.

Sep 16, 2009 | Coleman Propane Forced Air Heater...

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Burner will not ignite as pilot light goes out when knob is released


Are you holding the knob for 30 or more seconds,If so,Clean or replace the thermocouple/Flame sensor.

May 29, 2009 | Endless Summer (GA200209) Stainless Steel...

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Pilot goes out once button is released


If the new thermocouple was installed properly, with its tip in or across the pilot flame so as to be heated by the flame, then the control valve may be faulty.

Note: The pilot primer button may need to be held down for a longer period of time.

Aduz

Mar 24, 2009 | Water Heaters

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Pilot light will not stay on when egnition switched is released!


the little copper tube that sits in the pilot flame is faulty. this is called a flame sensor. replace this and you should have no problems

Dec 03, 2007 | Empire ECS HB06M HearthRite Heater

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Pilot light will not stay lit


is it full of dust my hot water used to do the same till i blew the dust and fluff out

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