Pilot light was on but the heater would not turn on. had service tech. visit, but was not home at the time. the heater now turns on, but it only stays on for a little while and then turns off. cannot call service tech until monday, but would turning the temp. down cause this problem?
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Having multiple issues with a milli-volt heater very common and can be expensive to fix at times. Start by cleaning EVERY connection in the safety circuit and the pilot circuit. If you have a milli-volt meter that would help a lot.
you are talking about the pilot light that on this heater is all ways on to light the burner when you turn the thermosat up , its safe to leave on there is safety device on the heater if the pilot goes out to shut off the gas , also when you come home you just turn up the stat if you are cold , if you turn this off you will have to relight it every time , there will be air in the line and be a pain to light up,
plus your house will be very cold when you came home after a days work or a night out
There should be a removable panel on the bottom front. Remove this panel and you should see gas valve with two lines going into combustion chamber. The larger of the two will be for burner and the smaller to the pilot light. There may be lighting instructions on the inside of panel,or on front of burner compartment. If not look at gas valve and see if you can see where it is marked off pilot and on. Turn thermostat to lowest setting and gas valve to pilot ,locate pilot light and hold match to it while you depress pilot button . Pilot should light. If it does hold button depressed for 1 to 2 mins. Release pilot button and if pilot stays lit turn valve to on. Turn thermostat up to desired setting and see if burner comes on. If it does you should be done. Put cover back on. If pilot light does not stay lit or burner won't light I Would recommend you call a service tech as there are several things that could be wrong. Hope this helps you.Thanks
coud be several things, Do you have Gas and is gas toruned on. Is valve on. The Pilot could be dirty and need cleaned. $350+ sounds reallly pricy for a pilot assembly. Call your Gas Company and get an Estimate and a Qualifed Service tech. You may try turning Off the Power to the Heater Unit and turning it back on , and then trying to turn on heater again, So times after several atemps the valve will lock out and the power needs reset on Propane units.
If your furnace indeed has a pilot, a thermocouple or gas valve is your culpret. Thermocouple is about ten bucks from The Home Cheapo so it is a good inexpensive start. That is the copper stick that the pilot flame hits. Turn off the gas and electric when changing it. If it still won't light then you will need a qualified HVAC tech to replace your gas valve.
Hi, after the heater starts again and warms the home up and shuts down, do you have to turn off the switch to get online every time? I hope they haven't charged you for all of these service calls.I may not have the answer, but It should have a flame sensor on it that may be dirty. It would be next to the pilot with the rod of it in the pilot flame. If it does, clean it with steel wool, no sand paper.See if this takes care of the problem. Let me know so we can find the solution for you, this is crazy coming out and doing nothing to find the problem. Let me know Please! Sincerely, Shastalaker7
If the pilot lights, but goes out when you try to turn on the main burner, then you most likely need a new regulator. If the pilot will not light at all, even manually, then there is most likely a blockage in the pilot jet. You will need to take apart the head to clear the blockage. If you are not comfortable with this, here a service tech.