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The pilot lite is on, no fire in the Furnace?

The pilot lite is on, yet when fuel knob is on, and thermostat turned to 77 dergrees , No fire in the unit/field/furance!
1971 Duo-Therm 16 MHBX Glen Aire propane. HEElllllllPPPPPP.

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SOURCE: pilot lite will not stay lite

You need to change the thermocouple on the unit.

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First check to see if the flame is hitting the thermocouple when the flame is on when you hold down the button. If it is then remove the the thermocouple and replace with the same size. You should be able to pick one up at your local hardware store.

If when you replace the thermocouple the flame does not stay lit still you may have a bad gas valve.
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Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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SOURCE: my pilot light went out so i turned off the

Make sure the blower access panels are on firmly. There is a safety switch on most gas furnaces that will prevent operation in the event the blower access panel is not on or loosened. Also make sure a power switch (sometimes looks like a light switch) was not accidentally left "off". :-)

I hope you find this to be very helpful moving forward.
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If the blower access panel is not the problem, let us know and we'll dig deeper. :-)

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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SOURCE: Pilot light will not lite; plenty of propane.

Hello,
The knob needs to be turned so the arrow is pointing at "Pilot". It is the only position you will be able to depress the knob all the way down. Once you light the pilot, keep holding down the knob for 30-60 seconds. When you release the knob, the pilot should stay lit if it's working properly. If not, here's a few things to check. Is the pilot flame blue? Is the flame actually heating the thermocouple end? The thermocouple has to get hot enough to allow the gas to stay on to the pilot. Also look at the tip of the thermocouple. It should be smooth and rounded. If you're pilot flame is a lazy yellow, after time it will burn off the tip of the thermocouple, causing pilot outages. Replacing the thermocouple is usually the easiest fix it and is probably what you will need to do. But if your pilot flame is that lazy yellow, you will also need to clean it by either a tiny broach needle or using canned air (with straw attached). Be careful and because propane is heavier than air, smell low to the floor before lighting it to make sure there is not a gas leak. To be safe, close the gas shut off valve and air out the room before lighting and always follow the manufacturer's lighting instructions printed on the heater. If doing this seems too difficult or scary, then call your local propane co and they will send out a serviceman to fix it for parts and labor. Good luck! Douglas

Posted on May 25, 2010

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SOURCE: The thermostat calls for heat and the furnace

it sure sounds like the thermostat is bad !!

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Can you give me a model number off furnace, so I can be sure of proper instructions?

Posted on Oct 01, 2011

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If not, find a knob that has 'pilot', 'off' and 'run' or something like that. It will probably be in 'run'.
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Once the pilot has lit, hold the button down for a while, at least a minute. Then you should be able to release the button and the pilot should stay on. If it doesn't, you need a serviceman to come. Let the landlord know the pilot would not stay lit.
If the pilot stays lit, move the knob to 'run' or such, and the furnace should lite, if the thermostat is set higher than room temp. If it has been off, and the room is cool, it should lite.
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The steps involved can vary slightly depending on your furnace model and pilot valve type, so if possible try and find the instructions inside the furnace door cover or in the instruction manual. This is for a gas fired furnace, but applies to any gas-fueled appliance including water heater. Two of the most common types of pilot valve body assemblies either have a red reset button and a gas valve or no reset button and a valve knob that can be depressed. But whichever type you've got, if you have an older model furnace with a standing pilot (flame is lit all the time) then this is the basic procedure.
  • Turn you thermostat to 80 degrees or to a setting that will demand heat. Make sure the thermostat is in "Heat" mode.
  • Go to the furnace and find the pilot valve. The pilot valve body is a box shaped device into which the main gas line will run and is located near the gas burners. It will usually have a gas **** or valve knob that reads "On, "Pilot" and "Off." Locate this gas **** or knob.
  • Turn the knob or gas **** to the "Off" position and wait about 3 minutes for any residual gas to clear away.
  • Find the pilot. It's located near the gas burner tube assembly in the furnace.
  • Get your match or lighter ready. Sometimes the pilot is hard to reach. If possible, try and use a long fireplace match when you light it. If you don't have a fireplace match then a butane BBQ grill lighter works well too. If you don't have that, then you can fasten a match to the end of a stick when you light the pilot
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  • If you have a pilot with no red button, turn the knob from "Off" to "Pilot."
  • Place the lit match or ignited lighter tip at the pilot and depress and hold the button or depress the knob as appropriate. Depress the button or knob for about 30 seconds. This maintains gas flow to the pilot until the thermocouple gets hot enough to open the main gas valve.
  • Once the pilot stays lit, slowly release the button or knob and turn the gas **** or knob from the "Pilot" position to the "On" position. This will ignite the burners and keep the flow of gas supplied as required for the burners as called for by the thermostat.
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    This is caused by dirt in the pilot tube. Take a needle or small nail and gently clean the tube. Flickering or Wavering Flame
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