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A pilot light is used with a gas appliance as a constantly running flame source to ignite a burner. Mostly this applies to gas tank water heaters, but some older stoves may use them as well. Use with the appropriate appliance tag

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Propane water heater pilot heater goes out with main burner

I have a Whirlpool LP water heater model L30S61. The pilot light lights easily and the main burner comes on and heats the water. When the burner goes out so does the pilot light. I replaced the ...
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Installing Pilot Assy in Majestic DVR33 P

A couple of years ago I had a repair person take a look at my Majestic fireplace because it was shutting off after a couple of minutes. His opinion was that something in the exhaust was being blocked ...
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How to troubleshoot a gas fireplace that shuts down randomly?

I am having some weird issues with my propane gas fireplace insert. I've noticed that the pilot light will go out a few times a day but will restart after a few minutes. Also sometimes the fireplace ...
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Relight pilot on ideal standard boiler

I recently had to turn off the gas supply and the pilot light on the old boiler went out. The instructions mention turning the gas control knob to pilot position but it doesn't seem to turn. Pretty ...
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How can I add a pilot light to the current light switch?

This DIY project requires closet lights off when not in use. How can I add a small LED indicator to show light are on or off?
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Natural gas fireplace pilot line size? Pilot stays lit, no main gas unless jumped

Natural gas fireplace pilot line size? Pilot stays lit, no main gas unless jumped I replaced the pilot light, thermocouple, thermopile and igniter. The unit I bought has a much smaller pilot line than ...
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Gas.water tank issue with flame control

As soon as I turn on the burner it lights up fine for about 5 seconds then turns off like its running out of gas and after I try to re light the pilot it takes about 5 mins to get the pilot back on. ...
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Why does my new water heater pilot go out every so often?

My water heater pilot light will go out at most inconvenient times ever since I installed it. I can light it then days or weeks later it will go out again. Why?
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American Standard Freedom 80 Furnace Pilot Ignition Won't Light

I have an American Standard Freedom 80 Furnace (Model AUD100R936H2) that won't light. I turn on the thermostat, which works as expected, and the fan kicks on in the unit. After about a minute I can ...
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Water tank burner goes out after moving temperature dial from lowest settings to "Low" indicator

My water tank is a: I've already replaced the thermocouple, but the problem occurs after I get the pilot light started and release the red push button I move the upper dial to the on position from ...
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Safe to remove pilot cover for water heater?

I'm having problems get my water heater to heat. The first thing, I imagine, is to make sure the pilot light is lit. I've tried a few times, but no luck. It doesn't help that I can't see the pilot ...
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What is causing the pilot light to go out with a loud clunk?

On particularly windy days like today, the pilot light in my furnace likes to go out. To try to confirm it is the wind blowing out the pilot light through the flue, I set up a camera and recorded this ...
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Does my gas water heater have a problem if the On/Pilot/Off knob rises slowly instead of popping up quickly?

To light my water heater's pilot light, the instructions on the side say to put the On/Pilot/Off knob into the Pilot position and then hold it down for one minute after lighting the pilot light with a ...
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How do I prevent a water heater pilot light from blowing out on windy days?

My in-garage 50 gallon gas-fueled water heater stops working once a month or so when there’s a big wind storm. Once I observe the hot water isn’t working I need to turn it off for ten minutes then ...
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Replaced thermopile, pilot light works, fireplace still won’t light

I have an Empire VFSR-18 fireplace. The pilot light wouldn’t stay on so I replaced the thermopile and the thermocouple assembly. The pilot light stays on and my voltmeter is giving me 0.47V (470mV). I ...
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Napoleon Gas fireplace GDS28N - why does pilot turn off when I turn main. burner off

I have Napoleon gas stove fireplace GDS28N. The pilot on it stays lit when I have the valve position to PILOT. It also stays lit when I turn to valve to ON but have the main burner switch OFF. However,...
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Where do I hold the lighter to start the pilot light [closed]

Is it behind the black thing on top somewhere? All the videos say it's at the end of this tube but I don't see where.
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Gas pilot out and thermopile reads 600+mV, is it worth trying a new one?

Gas hot water furnace. Pilot won't stay lit, goes out as soon as you release the button even after 60+ seconds. The valve is a Robershaw 7000M8ERHC, with a Robertshaw 1951 thermopile. The ...
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Water heater pilot goes out after a burn cycle

Having the issue of having to relight the pilot after ever burn cycle. I cleaned the thermocouple, lit the pilot, and watched a burn cycle through the window. This is when I noticed something strange; ...
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Adding a Pilot light to a switch that indicates actual power draw

Thanks for your help. I have 2 heated water lines each with a dedicated circuit and simple switches next to the panel to switch between summer (off) and winter (on). These circuits go to receptacles ...
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Indication light on switch lit when switch is off

i have a guest toilet with a vent and a light, and a very light and sound proof door. more often than not people leave the switch on, which can work for days. This is a single switch and ...
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How to troubleshoot a fireplace pilot light that is too long?

Using a best fire ignition system pss101, had pilot off for a while, turned it back on and the pilot light is way way longer than usually and burning a log... Tried adjust a flame adjustment screw in ...
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LP fireplace: My pilot and burner both shut down

My Pleasant Hearth liquid propane fireplace (it's either 20k or 30k BTUs) is only a year old. I am using a 100 lb tank attached to a copper line (with a regulator, of course). I live in Maine, so the ...
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Problem with my Mendota Seabrook Model D-30 Direct Vent Gas Insert

I have a Mendota Seabrook Model D-30 Gas Fireplace that keeps shutting off, sometimes after 1 minutes other times after 10 minutes. It has been running fine for about 9 years, but then started having ...
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Does a fireplace with switch on wall need to have the pilot on constantly

Our gas fireplace has a switch on the wall as well as a gas control valve that needs an external key. We had not used the fireplace in 5 years and called a plumber to get it to light. He put valve ...
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Can a marginal transformer be responsible for random standing pilot light cutoff?

I have an old (late-50s era) forced-air furnace system with a standing pilot. Over the past few years it's started randomly shutting off (an audible click occurs as though the thermocouple has cooled ...
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Gas fireplace pilot light goes out when fire turns off

I have a Heat and Glo propane fireplace with a constant pilot light. I had to clean the orifice etc. and have a nice blue flame on the thermopile and thermocouple. When the fire turns itself off with ...
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Pilot light on gas log fireplace extinguishes when turn gas control knob to "on" [closed]

When preparing my gas log fireplace (Marco model 794153B) for use in cold weather, my pilot light will ignite easily and stay on when release pushing in the control knob, but when I try to turn the ...
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Problem replacing Slater Pilot Switch with Leviton

I have an existing Slater Pilot Switch with two terminals on each side (dismissing the ground). An existing black is split in the box and wired into either side, a separate black and white are ...
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How do I Re-Light My 1995 Magic Chef free stand stove Model# 3110PRW & the pilot Light for the Oven also needs Lit?

It’s my vacation home ,It was working until I removed burner plates, to clean stove top. Next day it wouldnt turn on, even with a match, The pilot light for the oven , off also ? Do they work off one ...
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Gas water heater burner flame goes orange as I turn temperature dial up

I am a new homeowner and am attempting to light a gas-powered water heater. I am following the directions step by step and have been able to get the pilot light lit with the temperature on the lowest ...
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Pilot Switch as an indicator

I have a Leviton 5628-2W with a pilot light that indicates when the switch is in the on position. I use the switch to control a light that is some distance away and out of site from the switch ...
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Pilot light won't stay lit on propane furnace. Thermocouple replaced 2 months ago

I relit the pilot with no issues. The furnace ran fine for the remainder of the day. The following two days this continued to happen - pilot went out, relit it and it was fine. I was finally able to ...
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Gas Fireplace Pilot Won't Light

I have a 5 year old built-in natural gas fireplace. It has electronic spark ignition and a wall thermostat. I just tried to start it but noticed that there is no gas reaching the pilot so no flame, ...
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Fixing propane heater pilot ignition; spark misfiring?

So... I've got a pretty old heater somewhat similar to the picture below. It wasn't coming on so I took it apart, cleaned it (it was full of soot, corrosion and clogged) qnd changed the gas regulator (...
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Lighting fireplace pilot

I was trying to light my pilot and was having difficulty. The steps I followed. Turn on gas Turned pilot button from "off" to "pilot" Pushed in pilot button Pushed ignitor every second Nothing ...
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Pilot light keeps going out

I have a Coleman mobile home furnace and my pilot light keeps going out. I have replaced the thermocouple twice, cleaned the orfice, replace the gas regulator with a brand new one, and even crawled ...
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Dismantling Old Pilot Light Switch

I have an old pilot light switch on my fireplace wall. Over the years our council house has many joblot repairs. One of which is our gas fire being replaced by an electric fire & the gas boiler in ...
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Why isn't my furnace igniting?

I noticed cold air from my Carrier 58SS furnace. The main burners were not lighting. The pilot flame was strong, but yellow. When I tapped on the gas valve, the pilot shut off. I removed the pilot ...
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Gas Fireplace Pilot Light Line Replacement

I'm replacing the pilot light assembly on a gas fireplace after removing the old line from the valve, there's no indication any thread sealant was used on the original installation. Is there any ...
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Why doesn't my furnace start? Pilot Light ignites and continuous clicking

Why doesn't my furnace start? Pilot Light ignites up and continuous clicking. Video: https://streamable.com/i0av0 I was reading this question: gas furnace pilot light is lit,,won't produce ...
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How to Turn On a Wall Heater

There is this wall heater in my new apartment. This is the inside the panel. There is a hole in the middle. The bottom has a knob that only has "off" "high" and "low" modes. I cannot find ...
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I ran out of propane and now the water heater pilot light will not stay lit

I had run out of propane. Now that I have propane, I can’t get the pilot light to stay lit on my water heater, nor will it stay lit even long enough to light the burner. Click for larger view:   ...
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Will my stove's pilot light ignite automatically when the gas is turned back on?

I shut off the gas valve going to my stove because the top was getting too hot when off. I know its supposed to be warm because of the pilot lights but this was hot. I suspect the pilot light is ...
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How to check and turn on pilot light of this water tank?

I have never done this before but the gas line was turned off briefly and now we have no hot water. Look like the pilot light went out on this but I have no idea how to see the light and how to turn ...
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Old Carrier Furnace, 3-Wire Pilot Assembly, Electrode Sparks Continually While it Runs

Our 29 year-old Carrier furnace relies on a 3-wire pilot with an intermittent spark igniter. It sparks probably around 30 times before the gas valve opens and the furnace fires up. That's a lot of ...
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Gas pilot will not light

I have a very old forced air heater in my house. When I try to light the pilot it will not light. It has gas coming out of it because the pressure of the gas even tries to blow the match out when I ...
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No pilot light on gas oven?

I have a Magic Chef in-wall oven, stove is separate by the way. The oven is gas. I was told it has no pilot light by some "help" person on another site. Is there a pilot light on all gas ovens? If ...
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Pilot won't stay lit after replacing thermocouple

The pilot won't stay lit on my furnace, when I release the button it just goes out. This started occurring after I did some gas plumbing and had to relight the pilot. I suspected the thermocouple ...
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Is It Okay To Keep Relighting The Pilot Light on A Water Heater?

My Water Heater is old and about a year ago it stopped relighting automatically. I have been putting it on vacation mode, pushing down on the knob and clicking the restart pilot light button, turn it ...
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