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Gas heater never kicks on above unit/pilot on situation

Everything seems fine in terms of starting the unit, pilot is on and stays on, thermocouple was changed recently... but after lighting unit with temp dial on low like always, I then turn temp dial up to any position 2,4,6,8... the heater never kicks in and starts cranking out heat! Again, pilot is on and stays on without a problem and nothing changes from that. No heat at all!

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Re: Gas heater never kicks on above unit/pilot on...

Hi Imconfused,

Usually with gas Heaters the main problem is a blockage in the jet. They usually blow them out with compressed air. This can be done from the top near the flame and with luck it will clear it. If not then you need to go looking the main pipe to the jet which will involve removing the outer covering to get to it. Remove the pipe and blow it out and blow out the jet too. Make sure you put the pipe back on properly. Hope this helps.

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