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The valve flame light on my boiler controller is blinking,

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the valve flame light on my boiler controller is blinking
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Customer: it is a Honeywell S9301a in a Trianco heatmaker MarkII
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Customer: if I shut the power to the unit wait 1 min and turn it back on the boiler eventualy will light after a few cycles
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 7 months ago.

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This could be caused by a failing igniter. Do you have an ohm meter?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Expert:  Rick replied 7 months ago.

Ok, then disconnect the connector to the igniter and probe the connections. A good igniter should read between 50 & 200 ohms. If it falls within that range remove it and check for any defects no matter how small. A little white powder is ok. Don't touch the surface of the igniter with your bare fingers. Hold it by the ceramic insulator. If the igniter test outside that range or has any flaws at all then replace it.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It should be replaced. Where can I find the part number? There is no markings on it.
Expert:  Rick replied 7 months ago.

Take it to a plumbing supply house. They're likely to have a generic replacement.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Rick replied 7 months ago.

You're welcome.

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Expert:  Rick replied 7 months ago.

I'd appreciate a favorable rating