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Burner wont light no heat , changed ignitor but still not working.

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Is ignitor getting white hot? Look at it and see if it glows. If it does then that part of operation is probably working fine. There are two black valve coils on the gas valve that sometimes go bad. If you have a meter then I believe they should read 1-2 KOhms. ...can't remember. If you don't have a meter then I'd replace both of the coils (shotgun) and see if that fixes it. Hope this helps,

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the output wires at the spark module. If the

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ignitor), ignitor wire & ground wire by removing

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Continuous high heat can cause spark wires to

degrade. Use volt/ohm meter to determine

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of spark wires. Look for obvious cuts/ abrasions

or pinch points. A defective wire can allow
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ground prior to reaching spark electrode. Under
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and if the burner in question has found an

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ground path the spark will go there. It will

not, however, in most cases have found a

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