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Where is the pilot

Post created: 2013-02-17 Type of Equipment: Furnace Views: 224

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Can't find the pilot.., no heat


On 2013-02-19 JB wrote:

It doesn't have a pilot light in the traditional sense. The fuel is ignited by a hot surface ignitor (according to this owner manual: http://www.answersos.com/pdf/FN-AA-9092+-N.pdf), which works like a light bulb filament to ignite the fuel. It heats up without flame to a point where gas or oil can be ignited. There is a brief and very good YouTube video of how these work here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtfg4n-C33U.

If your furnace is not lighting then there is a problem with it and the ignitor is either being prevented from working as a safety feature or perhaps is malfunctioning.

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