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Bowin sle 2 Heater Not igniting. Power on and gas connected. The clicker is sparking but will not light the heater. Gas is flowing, as I can smell the gas.

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Will need to remove the panel at the bottom, inside of the oven.  Some have another panel under that, yours may not, to remove.  The ignitor is under that in the back middle.  Should be screws that mount the ignitor to the burner.  You may be able to remove the bottom drawer and unplug the ignitor underneath the oven and remove the ignitor.  If not you can cut the wires on the old ignitor and splice in the new one using ceramic wire nuts.  Let me know if this helps.

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You can light the pilot with a B.B.Q. lighter.

Nottoohandy. Backwash you filter, make sure it's really clean. If that doesn't work it could be the pressure switch. You can by-pass the switch with a piece of wire to see if it fires up. If it does, it's the switch. There is a picture of the switch in the manual.

Posted on May 26, 2008

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Could be a number of things
Sounds like it the gas valve. If the gas Valve isn't opening or is burnt out then no gas will flow through it.
Also it the pilot is blocked then you wont get and gas coming through to light it up.
I am forever replacing gas valves on the buffalo series units and have found this to be quite a common problem on older units.

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gas heater is not working;
flow gas thru..YES; ain't flame in all unit made it by carrier

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SOURCE: heater won't ignite when heater is turn on.

See if the spark will arc across the area where the pilot flame is. It should cross the flame. Adjust the spark if possible.

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