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04-05-21, 08:43 PM
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Posted By mbk3

Hi Are you sure the orifices are not...

Hi
Are you sure the orifices are not adjustable? Iíve worked on many in my career and many of them were equipped with coaxial orifices that allowed to use with propane.
03-23-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By mbk3

Hi This a perfect example of troubleshooting in...

Hi
This a perfect example of troubleshooting in a forum such as this.
Appears we need to delve further into this, having an inducer adds another level of interest. I donít know how I would...
03-20-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By mbk3

Good morning Forgive my late response, it...

Good morning
Forgive my late response, it seems I need to change my password each time I log on and then it wonít accept it. lol
As I previously stated it certainly appeared to be the gas valve,...
03-19-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By mbk3

Good morning Well, I must admit this is odd....

Good morning
Well, I must admit this is odd. The procedure I outlined is correct for diagnosing a ďpick and hold ď issue.
You stated all is ok once you use the jumpers. Do you only need to use...
03-14-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By mbk3

You are welcome. Glad you were able to...

You are welcome. Glad you were able to troubleshoot. Please heed advice and change valve and donít use jumpers.
03-14-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By mbk3

You can run it through a cycle

You can run it through a cycle
03-14-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By mbk3

3 wire pilot

It appears the valve pick and hold coil is not holding.
Last test
Install the jumper back in green/ yellow after pilot lights leave that jumper in place and install a second jumper in...
03-14-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By mbk3

Water heater

You may want to make sure no water is being used and then go to the meter. Check for flow. If glow is seen go to the water heater and close the incoming cold water valve. Now go back to the water...
03-14-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By mbk3

3 wire pilot

You may want to try this if you are comfortable:
disconnect the pilot at the molex connection
Using a wire jumper install it in the green and yellow wire holes in the plug
this must be done with...
01-14-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By mbk3

When In doubt if the flame rod or the wire is...

When In doubt if the flame rod or the wire is questionable I disconnect the wire and use a jumper connected to that spade and clip the other end to a screwdriver shaft. Put the tip of the screwdriver...
01-06-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By mbk3

Well I guess itís your call on repair versus...

Well I guess itís your call on repair versus replace. A heat exchanger, venting and associated ducts inspection would be first order of business I would conduct. You already know age is a factor not...
01-02-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By mbk3

Thank you Yes it has been a while. At first my...

Thank you
Yes it has been a while. At first my login wouldnít be accepted so I just it let go. And then I wanted to be part of the action and was finally able to change my password and here I am. I...
01-01-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By mbk3

Holly

I see you have gravity furnace with a three position gas valve. This is controlled with a Push Button control. Am I correct? And yes you can convert that to a 100% combination gas valve with a...
09-04-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,926
Posted By mbk3

Do you think it would be worthwhile to check for...

Do you think it would be worthwhile to check for spider nest in manifold.
Also pull gas connector off and check for obstruction.
03-21-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,659
Posted By mbk3

Most of those required 61/4 fuse

Most of those required 61/4 fuse
01-23-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,408
Posted By mbk3

In my area, I would find furnaces installed...

In my area, I would find furnaces installed basements with a "summer fan" arrangement. It would be wired from the furnace to the head of the stairs with a switch located there.
12-21-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By mbk3

Thank you, I've been here only quiet. Hopefully...

Thank you, I've been here only quiet. Hopefully I may be able to add something when it comes to older equipment.
12-20-18, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By mbk3

I've never seen a range/oven from the 1980 era...

I've never seen a range/oven from the 1980 era with no pilot or other ignition device. Match lit ovens were much older. Unless this from another country.
12-20-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,921
Posted By mbk3

Years ago we used sulphur sticks. Put on the...

Years ago we used sulphur sticks. Put on the burner and then go around and smell the supply registers. Only problem was almost every one had an odor. If you haven't guessed why....the odor was on our...
11-13-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,447
Posted By mbk3

That is indicative of an undersized flex...

That is indicative of an undersized flex connector. I just reread your post and after I saw it goes away on high fire. Maybe I jumped the gun.
11-10-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,458
Posted By mbk3

Are you sure the valve is a B-50 and not a B-60 ?...

Are you sure the valve is a B-50 and not a B-60 ? The pilot type is difficult to determine. Is there a transformer supplying voltage? If it is a B-60 you just need to replace the bleed tube that is...
01-17-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,581
Posted By mbk3

Sorry for term ďwhackĒ after checking thousands...

Sorry for term ďwhackĒ after checking thousands of wall furnaces in my career some need a tap after sitting idle all summer.
01-16-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,581
Posted By mbk3

Have you tried giving the valve a whack with a...

Have you tried giving the valve a whack with a wrench?? No? Do it.
01-16-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,581
Posted By mbk3

I donít where to go at this point. If you want a...

I donít where to go at this point. If you want a more definitive answer you need a millivolt meter. Get one and we will try and help you along. Sound like a good plan? OR you could replace you...
01-16-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,581
Posted By mbk3

Donít buy that valve. Said for parts. The only...

Donít buy that valve. Said for parts. The only part is the knob. Call your gas company back and ask them to use their meter. Iím kind of leaning towards a spider in the burner orifice. Iím thinking...
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