What if your pilit will not stay lit on your wall mount gas heater?
If you keep relighting the pilot and it keeps going out it is most likely a problem with the thermocouple. They are inexpensive and generally easy to replace but only if you are familiar with this type of work. If you plan on DIY be careful because you will be working with gas and electricity. Be sure to shut off both before replacing it. or.. call a technician to be sure it is indeed the thermocouple that needs replacing and they can safely replace it for you.
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you are probably out of gas, or if it(the tank) was recently filled, there may be an air bubble, that happened with mine. Also, there could be a dirt particle on the lense of …the pilot blocking it, usually the propane or gas company can come out and check it or clean it if necessary. They told us to take the extensions from our vacuum cleaner and lightly clean the logs and the pilot, of course turn it off and take the logs apart first, you could be suprised at how nasty they can get in a short period of time. Added by Todd O: If it is a gas log set, ( normally in an existing wood burning fireplace converted to gas, that turns on with a knob inside the fireplace.) Be very careful with a vacuum. Gas log sets produce soot were the flame contacts the logs. If you vacuum up this soot it will go right through the filter on your vacuum and dust everything in your house. If your pilot will light but goes out as soon as you release the knob, you probably need a new thermocouple. If it is a simple gas log set most of them use the same type found in a water heater. There are a large variety of gas fireplace appliances all of which use different parts. You should never replace a part with anything other than what the manufacturer specifies.
The small metal cylinder that is heated by the pilot flame, the generator thermopile thermocouple forces 0.25/0.5/0.75 Volt min/typical/max on to the approximately 10 Ohm inpu…t resistance of the electrical input to the gas valve. The gas valve is that metal box that the gas pipe routes through. Use a digital multimeter, about 5~10$ for the bottom of the line DMM, to verify the resistance of the input with the thermopile disconnected, and then verify the 0.25~0.75V with the thermopile tip in the pilot flame and connected to the valve electrical input. The approximately 0.5 V divided by 10 Ohm = 50mA is enough to hold the small solenoid within the valve closed such that the input valve remains open. Any short disconnect or thermopile cooling allows the solenoid to release and close the valve and extinguish the pilot. My thermopile was 20 years old but still good. My valve "generator" input was very high resistance. Disassembling, a broken wire was discovered at the solenoid ground. Simply re-connecting the wire to ground under the little screw fixed the problem, the pilot would then stay on. Yet another no cost fix of something that the pro quoted big money for, 550$ in parts and 300$ in labor.
Wall heaters operate by heating a stream of air moving through the unit by convection. There usually is no blower. Important elements include the heat exchanger, exhaust venti…ng, controls, and clearances from combustible material. Wall heaters are simple and easily maintained, but do not distribute heated air efficiently. Installation of a forced air heating system might be considered in conjunction with other upgrades and/or remodeling. Because the nature of the moving air stream, Wall heaters tend to rapidly collect dust, animal hair, etc. in the lower part of the unit. Regular vacuuming (with a special nozzle, if necessary) is important for the furnace's safe operation.
Mine does stay lit Yours may not but you asked me why mine is not lit but it certainly is lit
Change the orifices. Should be done by a licensed gasfitter and with approval from the Authority Having Jurisdiction(Gas Inspector)
I have a gas log fireplace that after a period of time the fire as well as the pilot light will go out. What could be the problem? Thank you, Linda Fink email@example.com …Linda, I don't know how long ago you posted this, but when you write in THIS area, your question gets routed to the "already answered" bin- I caught it by accident. Your problem is likely due to something with the thermocouple. That is the device that senses heat fom the pilot light- no heat, it turns off gas as a safety measure. Get a gas appliance repairman to check- they do go bad, get bent, etc. Not incredibly expensive to replace.
Your thermocouple is shot. Easy to fix fora competent handyman, part costs about $ 8 and takes 30 -45 min to fix.
You need a new thermocouple. If you are not familiar with gas appliances, call a gas technician. It's a one hour (or less ) job.
Check that the temperature sensor is properly located (generally right above the pilot flame). If it doesn't stay lit after holding the pilot button down (per the instructions…), have a repair person correct the problem.
Because, it is not pushed hard enough and long enough for it to operate properly.
Why does your gas water heater flame go out as soon as it lights. My pilot stays lit. Is this a bad T-Stat or gas valve?
sounds like you have a bad thermocouple. The thermocouple senses the pilot flame and produces voltage to tell main flame to light. Thermocouple can be bought at any hardware s…tore.
Your problem is likely due to something with the thermocouple. That is the device that senses heat fom the pilot light- no heat, it turns off gas as a safety measure. Get a ga…s appliance repairman to check- they do go bad, get bent, etc. Not incredibly expensive to replace.
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The flame detector on the pilot assembly is probably defective. If you do not know how to fix this, call you gas supplier and have it repaired.
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You can purchase a gas wall heater from your local hardware or gas heating stockist. Failing that, some large home improvement stores such as Lowes stock them.
One can purchase gas wall heaters when one goes to a store of Canadian Tire, Rona, Lowe's, Home Hardware, etc. One can also purchase online at the websites of these stores.
You clean bricks in a gas wall heater by turning the gas off andscrubbing them with a non flammable cleaner.