- 1 How do you light the pilot on a wall heater?
- 2 Where is the pilot light on a wall heater?
- 3 Why won’t my pilot light stay lit on my wall heater?
- 4 What do you do when your pilot light goes out?
- 5 Should the pilot light always be on in a gas furnace?
- 6 How safe is gas heaters?
- 7 How do you turn off a pilot light?
- 8 How much does it cost to relight a pilot?
- 9 How do I know if my pilot light is out?
- 10 Does gas still flow when pilot light goes out?
- 11 How do you reset a wall heater?
- 12 How do you know if you have a bad thermocouple?
- 13 How do you clean a thermocouple on a wall heater?
How do you light the pilot on a wall heater?
First, find the selector dial on the heater. Next, Turn the selector dial until it reaches “pilot”. Push down on the ignite button. Hold the ignite button for about 10-15 seconds until the pilot light turns on.
Where is the pilot light on a wall heater?
In some heaters, it is easy to locate the pilot light, as it is just behind the heater vent. For others, you will have to open the cover of the burner area or remove it altogether, then follow the gas connection from the main gas supply to the pilot light. The pilot light is inside the heater, behind a metal plate.
Why won’t my pilot light stay lit on my wall heater?
A pilot that won’t stay lit could be the result of a blockage in the pilot tube. Turn off the gas, clear the tube with compressed air, and relight the pilot. If that doesn’t work, you may need to call a repairman to come and install a new thermocouple.
What do you do when your pilot light goes out?
Your pilot light relies on your natural gas to stay aflame, so if your gas is shut off, your pilot light will go out. Simply turn your gas back on and either relight your pilot light yourself or call a professional.
Should the pilot light always be on in a gas furnace?
If you have an older gas furnace, your heating unit relies on a little blue flame known as a pilot light to ensure ignition of the burners. Since the pilot light needs to remain active, your furnace is always consuming some gas.
How safe is gas heaters?
Apart from carbon monoxide poisoning, there is also a potential fire risk of leaving a gas heater burning unattended. Under normal circumstances, gas heaters that meet all the gas safety standards don’t pose a fire risk.
How do you turn off a pilot light?
Turning off your pilot light is a simple process that will save you both energy and money. All you have to do is open the front of your fireplace, turn the Pilot knob to “off,” and then turn your gas shutoff valve to the “off” position as well.
How much does it cost to relight a pilot?
Most service providers will charge a standard fee per visit that typically covers the cost to relight a gas water heater. This service call price can range from $80 to $100. Have you ever relit your own pilot light?
How do I know if my pilot light is out?
How to Tell If the Pilot Light Is Out
- Locate the front cover panel on your furnace. It should be a little door that’s easily visible.
- If your pilot light is on, it should be easy to see – your eyes will be drawn to the little flame.
- If you don’t see a flame, your pilot light is out.
- If there is a flame, check the color.
Does gas still flow when pilot light goes out?
If your pilot light repeatedly goes out, this is a likely culprit. If this flame sensor should fail, gas will continue to flow even after the pilot light has been extinguished, causing a safety hazard, and requiring immediate repair.
How do you reset a wall heater?
What I had to do is:
- Unscrew 3 mounting screws (1 on top and 2 on inside bottom by gas valve assemply) and pull cover/housing back.
- Turn on thermostat.
- Press/hold RED reset button (upper top left side of heater assembly; two wires were connected to it) for about 2 seconds. It immediately fired up.
How do you know if you have a bad thermocouple?
If you can’t get the flame to light at all, and you’re sure the gas is on, there’s probably an obstruction in the pilot tube. If the flame lights and goes out when you release the gas control knob after holding it in for the recommended 20 to 30 seconds, that’s the sign of a thermocouple malfunction.
How do you clean a thermocouple on a wall heater?
Use a pencil eraser to clean between the threads of the screw that attaches the thermocouple. Remove Thermocouple from pilot assembly, using steel wool or emery cloth to lightly clean the tip removing any soot or build up that might have accorded due to an improper pilot flame.