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So, pilot light in my furnace won't stay lit.
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So, pilot light in my furnace won't stay lit.


Feb 26, 2016, 10:17 AM

After it cycles off, apparently the pilot light is going off, so next time the heat tries to kick in, it blows cold air.

Besides the obvious arson/insurance/sue-for-damages-and-live-the-rest-of-our-lives-in-luxury solution, anybody know anything I can try before I call in the pros?

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Get a heating system a little more


Feb 26, 2016, 10:19 AM

modern than what the Old Man used in A Christmas Story.

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Could be a regulator?***


Feb 26, 2016, 10:20 AM



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Mount up!

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Feb 26, 2016, 10:24 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1plPyJdXKIY

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HOW THE ####### #### DOES THIS NOT HAVE MOAR POINTS?***


Feb 26, 2016, 12:03 PM



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Is that the thingy that keeps the pilot on when its lit


Feb 26, 2016, 10:35 AM

but shuts it off if it goes out?

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Same thing was happening on my water heater***


Feb 26, 2016, 10:35 AM



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Danka.***


Feb 26, 2016, 10:39 AM



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Repalced this part


Feb 26, 2016, 10:41 AM



Not the Main Burner but everything else in the pic was replaced. Its all one piece. Just a couple of screws

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everyone shoulf TOTE1 of these around


Feb 26, 2016, 10:58 AM

my water heater went out.pop in the whole unit
change thermocouple in old unit at you leisure

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areo?***


Feb 26, 2016, 10:59 AM



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The OP

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Feb 26, 2016, 10:22 AM





Seriously though I have no idea. We have an electric furnace which I will gladly trade you. Every time it comes on that's 50 bucks. Kills our light bill.

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put milk teddies in freezer***

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Feb 26, 2016, 10:25 AM



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Re: So, pilot light in my furnace won't stay lit.

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Feb 26, 2016, 10:27 AM

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G-tCIRJH9p0

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Obviously it's the lint trap.


Feb 26, 2016, 10:28 AM

HTH

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I watched the guy replace the pilot light thingy on my


Feb 26, 2016, 10:28 AM

water heater about a month ago. Looked really easy

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No doubt, it's the thermocouple.


Feb 26, 2016, 10:39 AM

Changed mine last year. (YouTube will show you how. Bitsh to get to but simple DIY repair.

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Feb 26, 2016, 10:42 AM

Had same issue where I would relight it and it would stay lit for a little while than go out again. Finally after 4-5 cycles of this, mrs and mrs jr got tired of cold showers. It was a thermo coupling. I don't have that skill set but some can do it themselves. I don't so called roto rooter. $150

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Thanks. I am also a little gun-shy when dealing with gas.***


Feb 26, 2016, 11:02 AM



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Just turn the gas off


Feb 26, 2016, 11:05 AM

swap the part

turn on the gas

put milk in anoos

profit

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Pour gas on it next time you light it. The manual recommends


Feb 26, 2016, 11:05 AM

91 octane but I've found that 93 works much better.

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gonna have to fill out an app for that

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Feb 26, 2016, 11:07 AM

do you want a car wash do you want a receipt what is your zip code

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Don't matter if you want a receipt or not, the ####ing

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Feb 26, 2016, 11:11 AM

printer at the pump will be out of ####ing paper!

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wait you have a pilot light in your furnace how old is it


Feb 26, 2016, 11:06 AM

they don't have pilot lights any more

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get one o them long lighters like you light a grill with.

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Feb 26, 2016, 11:44 AM

whenever the furnace kicks on, run down there and light it manually.

I'm thinking you might not get blowed up. Not sure. But it's a cheap solution.

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Even better - Imma tape the trigger of one down and light it

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Feb 26, 2016, 12:08 PM

then tape it in position. Instant pilot light.

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