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cansomeonehelp 10-17-2010 09:43 AM

Boiler pilot light working, but no heat
Thank you in advance for any advice. In the past I've had problems with no heat, but it was because the thermocouple needed to be replaced and the pilot wouldn't stay on. Today, the pilot is fine, but when I turn the thermostat heat. I am a complete newbie when it comes to things like this, so any simple advice of what I can do? Dumbing it down, in this case, would be a good thing. Thank you!! Deirdre

yuri 10-17-2010 09:59 AM

Is the power switch turned on? Post some pics of the boiler and burner so we know what you have.

Joe F 10-17-2010 10:22 AM

Make sure the gas valve is on "main" not just "pilot".

cansomeonehelp 10-17-2010 10:34 AM

Yes, I just checked and it is "on". I'll try to post some pictures. Thank you.

cansomeonehelp 10-17-2010 10:36 AM

Yes, the gas valve is on "main" and not "pilot". I can't figure out what the problem is, it seems like everything is working like it should. Thank you.

beenthere 10-17-2010 10:52 AM

Do you hear the circulator run when the thermostat is calling for heat? If not, you may have a blown fuse, tripped breaker, or someone may have turned off the burner emergency switch at the top of the stairs.

Could also have an open roll out switch.

cansomeonehelp 10-17-2010 11:09 AM

Beenthere...Thank you. No, I don't hear the circulator run when the thermostat is calling for heat. The burner emergency switch is "on". Can you tell me how to check for a blown fuse or tripped breaker, please? Are those something I could probably fix myself? I was able to change the thermocouple by myself, by following directions on the internet. I'm just trying to save money, if it's something I can figure out. Thanks, again.

beenthere 10-17-2010 11:13 AM

For the breaker. Look in your electrical panel box to see if the boiler's breaker is in the on position like all the other breakers.

Look to see if there is another on off switch at the boiler that has a small extension on it. If so, there should be a fuse in it.

cansomeonehelp 10-17-2010 11:40 AM

Beenthere...I just noticed the green indicator light on the boiler, that shows when the damper is open, is not lit. Would this have anything to do with the problem?

I'm going to check the breaker and check for a blown fuse. Thank you very much for your advice.

beenthere 10-17-2010 11:44 AM

Could be that the damper isn't working, and it needs to be manually opened, until you replace it. Or if no other lights are on either. It can be an indication of no power to the boiler.

cansomeonehelp 10-17-2010 12:52 PM

Beenthere....THANK YOU so much! I think it was just the circuit braker needed to be reset. The light is on and I have HEAT! Thank you so much for your time and patience. Deirdre

beenthere 10-17-2010 01:21 PM

Your welcome.

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