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Heatilator model GCDC60 will not ignite burner/logs when wall switch is turned on. Pilot light is on and visible. Last season experienced a delay of a fewseconds after flipping on the wall switch before ignition. Also, last season we would fan air directed at lower part of unit before the logs would ignite. Any ideas?

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  • Jeff T Oct 25, 2011

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i had this trouble with a different fryer. We had lpg instead of natural gas. check youre using the correct gas.

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Does the main blower fan kick on? Also, if the heater is vented outside via a flue pipe, there may be a small (about 3 or 4 inches in diameter) vent fan that kicks on to ensure the exhaust fumes are evacuated through the flue pipe. If there's a problem with that fan, the burner won't light either.

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you may have a bad gas valve

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the glow plug or thermocopler is bad

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try cleaning the pilot oriffice it sounds like the flame is weak

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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