furnace problems


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Old 07-27-03, 02:22 PM
lawrence
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furnace problem,s

when i lite my pilot light it goes out when i stop holding the buton in what would be my problem this is a furnace

seem,s to be dirty can they be cleaned it is in a trailer wall it,s a coleman furnace lrgagnon@sympatico.ca thanking you in advance lawrence
 
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Old 07-27-03, 08:04 PM
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Hello lawrence. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic & the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

The most likely cause is a burned out thermocouple. Replacing it should resolve the problem. The thermocouple is the part the pilot flame is in contact with.

The opposite end of the thermocouple is threaded into the gas valve. This end must be carefully unscrewed out of the gas valves control using a small open ended wrench.

A thermocouple is generic except for it's length. Thermocouples are made in different lengths. Measure the removed part or take the one you remove to any hardware store and replace it with an exact duplicate in length. The parts cost is very nominal.

New thermocouple packages will contain complete do-it-yourself installation instructions and pictures. The package also contains additional clips of various assortments.

Not all the parts contained in the package with the thermocouple will be needed. The packages contain an assortment of holding parts and clips that are generic and designed to fit a wide variety of applications.

Read the other topics in this forum and those within the heating & cooling forum on the topic of heaters for additional information. Doing so will provide you with other problem possibilities and alternate correctional solutions to them.

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Old 07-28-03, 08:18 PM
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heating problem

Thanking you for your advice very good i must say

i got it working would you believe i sprayed some wd40

lubricant around it and let it stand for 10 minutes

then i tried again it worked great it works like new

could not believe it tried it many times working fine

Thank you very much

p.s did you ever hear of penatrating oil working like this
 
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Old 07-28-03, 08:42 PM
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Hello: lawrence

You will have to define what you mean by "it"

What is it?
What did you spray around?
The pilot assembly?
The thermoscouple?
The enter furnace?...
Please explain in detail.

If you sprayed the pilot assembly, chances are the problem is not resolved if the thermocouple is weak. But do explain what "it" is?
 
 

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