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My Heater kicks on but doesn't light. The AC Works fine, and the heater seems to work fine but won't light. It doesn't seem to be getting any Gas. I've checked the gas and it is turned on, I leave it running for a few minutes but no gas comes out.

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  • c12rober Oct 12, 2009

    I had the Electronic ignitor replaced, and while that wasn't the problem it was in bad shape and needed replacing. The problem ended up being the heat sensing switch and the top of the unit. Apparently it got very hot in the unit and tripped this switch causing it not to light.

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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.

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