||11-11-2008 04:52 PM
Problems with an old Carrier
I have a 10+ year old model that won't allow the pilot light to light. I have taken the pilot light assembly and thermocouple out cleaned the thermocoupler and blew out the pilot light with compressed air and reinstalled. The pilot light does not light or even flicker.
My question is: if the thermocoupler is bad, will it not allow the pilot light gas? From what I understand the coupler only opens the main gas line to the burners if hot enough to light them and does not control the pilot gas.
I have another HVAC elsewhere in the house and it works fine so it is not gas, the blower works and the control center clicks when turned on. It does mention a fusable link and I am not sure if that would effect the pilot light.
Thanx in advance!