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rsteve12 01-16-2006 08:38 AM

Can't Light Pilot
Hello All,
I have a small secondary Sears furnace at the bottom of my basement stairs. Last winter I turned the gas off to the furnace and now it won't light. I'm sure the gas is turned on. The red button on this pilot doesn't get pushed, but rather rotated. I rotate the button and hold it there for several minutes, but no gas gets to pilot. Any ideas?

Many Thanks,

oddjob 01-16-2006 09:25 PM

Make sure that you don't have a valve closed. go all the way back to the meter. If you don't here a slight hissing (listen carefully) You're not getting gas.

rsteve12 01-17-2006 07:38 PM

The gas is definitely on.

oddjob 01-17-2006 07:56 PM

If you have no gas with plunger pushed down, you may need a new valve. Does the plunger have a resistance to being pushed down?

allan 01-19-2006 08:28 AM

Gas valeve
Your problem is probally in the pilot tube . It is blocked remove the tubinng and clean

Clarkson Comfort Zone Heating and Air Conditiong

JOAT 02-27-2006 08:35 AM

have you replaced the thermocouple?

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