Pilot light

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Old 12-29-16, 02:51 PM
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Pilot light

My pilot light comes on but some times the main burner won't come on.
 
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Old 12-29-16, 03:10 PM
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Need more info. Is this a stove, hot water tank, furnace, boiler? How does it act? Pictures might help.
 
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Old 12-29-16, 05:38 PM
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Also will need make and model number if we are to be of much help...
 
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Old 12-29-16, 06:09 PM
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Sounds like an intermittent ignition gas furnace with a dirty pilot orifice.
 
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Old 12-30-16, 05:56 AM
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Need the manufacturer, model and serial numbers of the pilot/flame controller on the furnace to help you.
 
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Old 12-30-16, 07:33 AM
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If, as Pete suspects, it is a furnace with an intermittent pilot, the flame sensor could also be dirty. When the pilot lights, is there a continuing sound of a spark?
 
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