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Old 10-30-2012, 06:14 AM   #1
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Bernham Boiler pilot light won't light


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My furnace had been working fine. I had my gas HWH changed out (by a licensed plumber) 3 days ago. Up until the storm, I had the furnace turned off because it was warmer. This morning it was cold in the house. When I turned the thermostat up, I realized the boiler isn't working. (Yes, the "heat" switch on the thermostat is on)
Upon inspection and taking the cover off the furnace, I noticed the pilot light isn't lit. I tried light it but it won't light. Yes, the switch is in the "on" position and all the gas valves are on. The PSI guage on the furnace is at 17 and the temp on the furnace is below 70.

Any suggestions?

Thanking you in advance.

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Old 10-30-2012, 07:01 AM   #2
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If its a pilot system. then you have to turn the gas valve to pilot, hold it down and then lite it. Good chance air got into the line, so it may take a little while for the pilot to light.

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If its a pilot system. then you have to turn the gas valve to pilot, hold it down and then lite it. Good chance air got into the line, so it may take a little while for the pilot to light.
Thanks for your reply. I ended up calling in the pro's. There's one sensor which may be shorting out. There are so many things that can go wrong, it's hard to diagnose without seeing it. (It's an electronic pilot).
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Thanks for your reply. I ended up calling in the pro's. There's one sensor which may be shorting out. There are so many things that can go wrong, it's hard to diagnose without seeing it. (It's an electronic pilot).
Ya, its not easy not being there to look at it.
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