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Old 01-28-09, 07:19 PM
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Just purchased a property with furnace intact but probably not in use for approx. two years. At first it took quite some time to get the pilot to light at all,then after it lit it would not stay on once releasing the red button. Changed the thermo coupling but still the pilot light goes out as soon as the button is released. What could be the problem
 
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Old 01-29-09, 03:52 PM
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Could be a dirty pilot not impinging on the t-couple properly, or a bad pilot safety valve magnet/solenoid coil. Simple repair if you call a gasman.
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You are holding that button long enough for the thermocouple to get hot, correct?
 
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sounds like your gas valve
 
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Old 02-02-09, 05:49 PM
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A gas pilot only needs two things to stay lit. A good thermocouple that is in the hot pilot flame, and a good fuel valve.

Either one can be replaced by a proficient DIYer. Otherwise, call a pro for help.
Doug
 
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