Question about Heating & Cooling
One of three things, in this order:
Open the front access door and turn ON the heater.
Does the electronic ignitor turn a bright orange?
If not, then it is the ignitor.
If it does turn bright orange, check the thermocouple.
The thermocouple looks like a bare copper wire that is supposed to almost touch the ignitor.
It senses if the ignitor gets hot enough to ignite the gas.
If the thermocouple is loose or not mounted close to the ignitor, then re-position the thermocouple (it is not electrified; however, unplug power cord before doing this). It is also ok to bend the thermocouple if you are unable to loosen its mountiing bracket.
Plug power back on and turn on heater again.
If it fails to flame, you must call for service. The automatic gas valve is stuck. The valve cannot be safely "fixed", it must be replaced.
I hope its the thermocouple out of place.
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
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