No gas going to pilot light?

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Chanelle Robel asked a question: No gas going to pilot light?
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Date created: Fri, May 14, 2021 4:15 AM
Date updated: Tue, Sep 27, 2022 3:48 AM

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  • If you don't get any gas to the pilot burner so you can light it then there are 2 likely culprits. A clogged pilot burner orifice or a faulty gas control valve. JACUSTOMER-hwvndau3- : I guessed on the clogged pilot burner orifice, so I tried to vacuum around it, etc.

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If you suspect your pilot light is out, the first thing you can do is check for a flame. If after turning the knobs on your furnace you still are not getting a solid flame, this is a good signal your pilot light is out. If you smell gas or detect a rotten egg smell, you will need to have your gas shut off entirely.

Usually, a problem with the thermocouple causes the pilot light to go out. The thermocouple is the small copper rod that the pilot light hits. The thermocouple’s job is to shut a gas safety valve if the pilot light goes out. That’s important because gas is always being supplied to the pilot to keep the flame lit.

If you don't get any gas to the pilot burner so you can light it then there are 2 likely culprits. A clogged pilot burner orifice or a faulty gas control valve.

The pilot light will be cut if it’s malfunctioning because then it will cut the gas to the pilot. When the thermocouple is functioning properly, the gas is cut off on its own. This would mean that when it’s not functioning correctly, there’s a dangerous potential of gas leak in the room where the heater is located.

Pilot light won't stay ignited. Turned on gas, turn cock knob (it clicks), turn fan on (it comes on). The pilot light comes on and it will ignite, but then the pilot light goes off and won't reignite… read more

Should you notice that there is gas coming out of the pilot but still can’t get it to light, the igniter is most likely the problem. 1. Check for debris. Check for any potential debris that can potentially get between the thermocouple and the igniter. 2. Clear debris. Clear away the debris and try it again. 3. Checking the thermocouple. Another issue is that the pilot has gas coming out, but it won’t stay lit.

Gas is funneled to the tip of a pilot light via a supply line that is connected to a natural gas or propane supply. As the gas passes through the tip of the pilot light, it is ignited by the action...

The thermocouple simply tells the gas valve that the pilot is lit and it is safe to keep supplying gas to the pilot. If the pilot will not light and your sure there are no blockages in the pilot tube, the next step would be replacing the gas valve.

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