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Vulcan qasar gas wall heater. Pilot alight, but will not "fire up". Have performed the reset procedures as detailed on the heater, including complete shut down and relight of pilot (after audible click), but still no fire up.

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    Same problem with my Vulcan Quasar 40, any help would be great.


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If your hearter is an electronic model the solenoid has almost certainly failed.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

What you are experiencing is the lack of a signal from the thermocouple to the gas valve. I.e. the thermocouple is not passing heat information at all. This is caused by either a defective thermocouple, a dirty mating area where the thermocouple connects to the gas valve or... an improperly positioned thermocouple that is not "in the flame" with the pilot lit.

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  • Next disconnect the thermocouple by unscrewing the fitting on the top of the gas valve. (No gas will come out) Clean the metal mating area as best you can and then re-install the thermocouple. Just a good snug fit. Once you feel it come snug add 15 degrees of tightening motion with a wrench.
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You can remove your old thermocouple and walk in to almost any appliance parts supply or Plumbing and heating supply to purchase the correct thermocouple without a part number. They will match it up with yours.

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