carrier 58gs-100 electric pilot question...need someone to verify

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Old 03-01-14, 05:43 PM
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carrier 58gs-100 electric pilot question...need someone to verify

I took the pilot tube off today and remove the pilot assembly to clean ..took all the burners out to clean and put everything. back...works better than ever however when the furnace is sleeping if I take a lighter and put it in from of the pilot it will catch a small flame but not holdif I take the lighter away....ok surre there is probably left over gas in the line but I turned the thermostat off for 4 hours and still did the same test and a small flam appears... faulty pilot control valve somewhere or is this normal...is such a small leak a concern ?

attached are pictures that show I can light a small weak pilot when the furnace is off..can anyone test this on theirs to see if theirs does the same thing?
 
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Old 03-01-14, 06:24 PM
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The gas valve is leaking thru & needs to be replaced.
 
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where's the valve for the pilot tube at the control box end or the pilot 3 wire igniter end.....when I turn the thermostat in I definitely here a click from somehwere and then a spart that lights a big blue strong pilot ....heats the bimetal and then another click and the furnace burners ignite. I guess I could turn the control knob off and I could take the pilot line off at both ends...turn the termite upstairs off and then turn the control knob back on and see if gas is coming out
 
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Old 03-03-14, 10:23 AM
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If you have any safety concerns you should really call a contractor.

The pilot valve is in the main gas valve, which is not something anyone without a gas license should replace. (wouldn't do it if i was in the same situation)
 
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