Question on the ever popular pilot light
A 15 to 2o second test is too short a wait to tell you anything!
*Turn off anything in the furnace area that makes any noice.
*Blow out the pilot.(that includes any ignited gas seep that maybe burning below the pilot)
*Time in seconds how long the gas valve takes to lock out. A click or a clunk from the gas valve will tell you it's shut off. If you keep a hand on the gas valve after blowing out the pilot, you can also feel that click or clunk when the pilot solinoid shuts off.
*If it does not click off within 75 seconds after the pilot is blown out, turn off the gas.
If it does shut off, it will usually do so within 30 and 60 seconds.
There are numerous facters in why a lock out takes the time it takes but under 75 seconds is an allowable delay for a standing pilot system. Any more and you should change that valve.
The leaking pilot tube gas will need to be addressed (tightening a loose ferrule nut/ redoing the pilot tube end or replacing the whole line & ends.
Last edited by how; 10-14-2012 at 01:43 PM.