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10-22-18, 02:43 AM
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Posted By geniusjazz

Burner not starting

My wall heater is not functioning. I had a similar post last year, and this year the problem evolved.
Attached is the kind of wall furnace that I have.

The pilot fire does stay lit. Turing the...
01-19-18, 02:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By geniusjazz

Hi, I am not sure what type of generator I should...

Hi, I am not sure what type of generator I should get. Here is the one that I bought.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MO03V5A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Would this match my...
01-18-18, 06:19 PM
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Views: 2,161
Posted By geniusjazz

May it be a cleaning problem? Any suggestions...

May it be a cleaning problem?
Any suggestions on where exactly to clean and tools? Thanks again for all the help!
...
01-18-18, 12:40 PM
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Views: 2,161
Posted By geniusjazz

Hey Pete, Thanks for the response and the...

Hey Pete,

Thanks for the response and the explanation.

Then I guess I have two questions here:
(1) I already installed a new pilot generator, why is the voltage difference only 350mv instead...
01-18-18, 11:15 AM
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Views: 2,161
Posted By geniusjazz

Yes. I just had my pilot generator replaced. ...

Yes. I just had my pilot generator replaced.

However, I just learned that my mom did this crazy thing, where she didn't notice that the thermostat (burner) is off. And so she kept the metal (for...
01-18-18, 10:04 AM
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Views: 2,161
Posted By geniusjazz

Hey Pete, mbk3, I was trying to short the...

Hey Pete, mbk3,

I was trying to short the two Th wires yesterday before my thermostat arrives. Every single time, the heater worked once I short them. However, there was once, where I shorted it...
01-17-18, 09:01 AM
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Posted By geniusjazz

I jumped the two Th wires, and the valve worked! ...

I jumped the two Th wires, and the valve worked!

I then opened up the thermostat, and measured the voltage difference on the thermostat, and got ~100mv as well.
So, the two wires probably are...
01-16-18, 10:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By geniusjazz

With burner off, the voltage is 360 mv. ...

With burner off, the voltage is 360 mv.

With all those numbers, what do those mean?

Thanks!!!
01-16-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By geniusjazz

I measured the voltage between the two Th wire...

I measured the voltage between the two Th wire instead of the two screws on the valve. It still has 100 mv difference.

Wondering which part of the unit is "heat exchange"? I can't find a way to...
01-16-18, 09:25 PM
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Views: 2,161
Posted By geniusjazz

Hey Pete, You also mentioned in your...

Hey Pete,

You also mentioned in your previous post saying that with burner off, I should get 500mv from Pg to Pg, but I am getting 0mv, does that mean something? By changing the thermostat,...
01-16-18, 09:17 PM
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Views: 2,161
Posted By geniusjazz

Thanks Pete for the diagram! I got the...

Thanks Pete for the diagram!

I got the voltage measurements.
With burner (pilot fire) off, it's basically 0 mv everywhere.
With burner on,
PG to PG is ~250mv.
PG to Th is ~150mv.
Th to Th...
01-16-18, 05:59 PM
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Views: 2,161
Posted By geniusjazz

Hey mbk3, Yes. I did whack the valve...

Hey mbk3,

Yes. I did whack the valve with a wrench and it works! But not every single time... And after doing this for a few weeks, now it's getting so much harder to make this trick work...
01-16-18, 05:33 PM
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Views: 2,161
Posted By geniusjazz

Hey mbk3, I did call the gas company, and...

Hey mbk3,
I did call the gas company, and I believe they did check the burner. Also, the gas company guy told me that since the burner is ok, and that we got measurement of not enough...
01-16-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By geniusjazz

Also, by the way, I tried searching for 'General...

Also, by the way, I tried searching for 'General Controls B-67' on ebay, and this is the only thing I can find......
01-16-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By geniusjazz

Hey mbk3, Thanks! Which part is the heat...

Hey mbk3,
Thanks! Which part is the heat exchanger? Is it the huge portion of the furnace above the pilot? I had our gas company do some safety inspection checkup and they had no issue with it....
01-16-18, 02:12 PM
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Views: 2,161
Posted By geniusjazz

Hey mbk3, Can I install another style...

Hey mbk3,
Can I install another style valve inside this same wall furnace unit? I don't mind installing another style valve as long as it fits and works.

How do I jump the valve?...
01-16-18, 02:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By geniusjazz

Hey mbk3, Yes. The pilot stays on. I...

Hey mbk3,

Yes. The pilot stays on. I don't hear the valve clicking (but I do hear the thermostats clicking). What is a universal replacement cartridge? Which part are you referring to? I also...
01-13-18, 08:46 AM
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Views: 2,161
Posted By geniusjazz

Hi Pete, Thanks for your reply and the...

Hi Pete,

Thanks for your reply and the attached photo. I just moved into the house a year ago, so I don't really know how old the heater is. Do you think it's not worth the effort fixing it?...
01-12-18, 06:43 PM
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Views: 2,161
Posted By geniusjazz

Looking for replacement valve.

My wall heater is not functioning. The pilot light is normal, but the thermostat does not always successfully trigger the heater. After some testing, it seems like I need a replacement valve.
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