Boiler pilot flame goes out


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Old 07-20-05, 12:33 PM
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Boiler pilot flame goes out

I'm not sure if I have a standard thermo coupler issue or a bigger problem.

I have a Bradford White gas boiler (about 5-6 years) old.
I started to develop a problem: the pilot flame will go out after while.

I have no problems to restart the pilot, will stay on for a long time until it will go out again.

What could be the problem?
Is it remotely possible because of not enough ventilation in the room?

I did recently some reconstruction which created some drywall dust. Didn't think that the flame chamber was very dirty. Any relationship possible?
 
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Old 07-20-05, 02:43 PM
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Pilot

Your pilot problem could be either. Replacing a thermocouple is a quick & inexpensive test. If you suspect you may have a combustion air problem, you probably do. That is something very few homeowners think about.
 
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Old 07-20-05, 06:37 PM
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What type of thermocouple should I use?
I have the model #MI5036EN10
 
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Old 07-20-05, 06:59 PM
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Boiler or water heater

I searched B/W's web site & could not find any boilers at all. As close as I could come the the model # you posted was a gas fired water heater.
 
 

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