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I changed the thermocoupling, hold down the ingnite button, its lights, but goes out. I cleaned the gas orfrice, I believe its the thermostat or control switch, Is a wall mount no vent 5 brick LP Empire, model SR30T-1
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skypainter, I also am having the exact problem you are. After reading what buffalo said, I removed my glass cover and knocked the pilot piece a couple of times with my screwdriver handle and so far so good. Guess it loosened up the spring. Just hope to get through the cold season.
Posted on Dec 27, 2007
You must get the dust out of the ODS chamber that builds up during warmer months. If you go monkeying with the flap it will quit altogether. I use a simple squirt of rustbuster into the pilot, let it dry and all is well once more. You can get rustbuster at ace hardware for $2
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
I have the same htr in Mich. & have worked on gas htrs.for many years.
Does the flame go out when you let go of the button to lite it?
If it does, then the thermocouple is bad.
If the flame stays on, but goes out when you turn the dial,
the gas regulator is bad.
Probably a little more expensive to buy new then to fix it.
Posted on Nov 22, 2009
It sounds like the gas valve is dropping out. Make sure the system is venting the exhaust(no restrictions). Then make sure all your wiring connections in the unit are tight. In a millivolt system if all wiring connections aren't tight and clean your circuit will drop in millivolts and the gas valve will drop out. The gas valve requires a certain millivolt to stay open. I hope I was of some assistance!! Good luck!!
Posted on Nov 29, 2009
Too much gas pressure. Are you sure that this is a LP heater and not a Natural gas heater? Is the regulator you have rated under 1/2 pound pressure? Try to throttle down the shutoff on the tank to see if pilot gets better. If so, you have a pressure issue. Gas you adjust the pilot gas valve?
Posted on Jan 22, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
We get asked this question many times.
If you light your pilot light, hold in the button and then when you release it and the pilot light goes out, generally you need a new thermocouple. Gas repairs can only be undertaken by a qualified gas technician so you can't do this job yourself.
The thermocouple is a safety device that recognises that the pilot has a good flame and is enough to ignite the main burners. The thermocouple open that valve to the burner.
In limited circumstances the thermocouple doesn't need replacing, either the shield that aims the flame to the thermocouple has become dislodged, or the pilot jet is a little blocked by debris. Either way, having the appliance serviced by a qualified gas fitter is the way to go. I am sure you will have seen news stories about explosions caused by gas leaks and faulty appliances.
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