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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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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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Why does my gas water heater's pilot light go out when I replace the outer door?

I have a 9 year old Bradford White gas water heater, model MI403S6FBN4. The pilot light went out today, and when I went to re-light it, it stays lit while the pilot button is held down, and it stays ...
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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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Why does my pilot light go out when I release the pilot light knob?

My furnace pilot light will not stay lit. I can light it and depress the pilot switch for 2 minutes. But, once I let go of the button, the pilot immediately goes out. Does my thermocouple need ...
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Why isn't the spark gap lighting the pilot on my furnace?

I've got a Carrier 58GS natural draft furnace, which has a spark gap for igniting the pilot. Unfortunately, the spark gap has not been successfully doing its job. The spark clicks away as the gas ...
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Does a thermocouple need to be screwed in to work?

I'm recently having trouble with a water heater. The pilot light with ignite just fine, but will go out after releasing the reset button, even after holding it for over a minute. That makes me think ...
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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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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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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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Propane gas fireplace pilot won't light

I've asked this question before. Now I've posted some pictures as I can't figure out where I should clean. I don't smell propane. I tired lighting manually with a lighter and nothing. I know 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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Pilot in gas water heater still goes out after replacing thermocouple

The pilot in my gas water heater (Aquamax 205) has been going out sporadically over the last 2 weeks. Yesterday, I replaced the thermocouple with a universal thermocouple and cleaned out the dust and ...
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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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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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Pilot light on switch comes on when light is off

First off I know the switch the works I plugged it into a different circuit where I have another one and the pilot light turned on when the switch was on. However when I have it installed in the ...
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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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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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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 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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Gas fireplace flame won't stay on; both flame and pilot go out

I have a Charmglow 300TQ unvented gas fireplace. It worked beautifully until I had the 100 lb bottled gas tank refilled three days ago. I am now having two problems, which I imagine are related: 1) ...
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Tempstar furnace, pilot light turns on then off in 1 second

I have a Tempstar natural gas furnace. It has electric element for ignition of the pilot. It was working fine all December. Now, it does not work as follows: the draft fan starts and runs correctly, ...
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Water heater pilot light always goes out during the night

I have an AquaMax 205 water heater. Recently the pilot started going out, so I replaced the thermocouple and cleaned the burner. After replacing the thermocouple, the pilot would go out sometime ...
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Water heater pilot light won't stay lit. Plumber says it's attic heat

So I've heard most of the answers in other similar threads around here but this one was new to me. I recently bought an older house and it has a natural gas water heater in the attic. Nothing ...
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Why does my nat gas furnace pilot light stay lit at normat temp setting, but goes out when I bump the temp up a couple degrees?

Recently the gas company replaced our meter and thermocouple. After they left, the pilot light kept going out randomly. 4 techs came over a 3 day period and could not diagnose except to reassure ...
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Thermocouple keep burning out, is it our gas valve?

Thermocouple keeps burning out. Looking at 1 or 2 within 2 week period ! Tried different brands, the pilot will only stay lit for 3 minutes then automatically shuts down.
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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 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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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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gas fireplace pilot will not light [duplicate]

My gas fireplace pilot will not light. It worked fine a few months ago until I shut if off. My lighter has a knob which I turn towards pilot and hold pushed while I push the igniter button. a few ...