Questions tagged [pilot-light]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...