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I have a Hearthstone Tucson. The pilot won't stay lit, and

I have a Hearthstone Tucson. The pilot won't stay lit, and the stove won't turn on.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Weeks!JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I know we have plenty of LP.

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Rick

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I have a very old (1987) Lennox furnace that is not working.

I have a very old (1987) Lennox furnace that is not working. Pilot light is lit. Fan blows, when set to fan and not to heat . Thomocoupler was replaced in Nov. I'm out of ideasJA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: Yes the filterse are new and the thermostat is seething correctlyJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: It's a model #612D2-B2-6

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Sean

HVAC

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Please. I have a Charmglow model CGN250 TE-C and the pilot

please. I have a Charmglow model CGN250 TE-C and the pilot works fine, and the heater lights, but then goes out after 30 sec to 90 sec. It does look like the thermocouple has a bit of soot buildup. Also, the pilot flame curves up and doesn't touch the thermocouple.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: We had a bit of a problem at the end of last winter, but gently cleaning (and washing the "logs") seemed to help. We did remove the leftmost log and that seemed to help. It started just fine this year and worked until yesterday. I live near New Orleans, so we use it intermittently.JA: What's the make and model of your washing machine? And can you guesstimate how old it is?Customer: This is not a washing machine. It is a charmglow indoor gas heater with fake logs and an open grate. Model number CGN250TE-CJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: The reason we removed the leftmost log is that the pilot flame veered towards it and away from the thermocouple. With that log removed, the flame stays closer to the thermocouple, though it does not touch it.

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Rick

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Pilot is temperamental - has been going out after a few days

Pilot is temperamental - has been going out after a few days and now will not stay on. Pilot flam covers the thermocouple adequately it looks like.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: week or two on and offJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: if its easy - im handy and an engineerJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: that's it - I should probably just replace the gas valve I guess .....

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Have a therm imperial 80 Plus model number 12EE1JS. It

Have a therm imperial 80 Plus model number 12EE1JS. It lights but Bruner only stays on for a minuteJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: About 1 weekJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: if simpleJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Thermostat does call for heatJA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?Customer: Yes and filter is new

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Industrial Refrigeration Service Manager

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Came back from vacation after 3 weeks. Live in San and am

Came back from vacation after 3 weeks. Live in San Jose and am not getting any hot water.JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: Well i got back today and am trying and no hot water for 1-2 hours now. Do I need to reset something on my heater or just let water flowJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes if it is just resetting in sorts I dont think the heater is brokeJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Its model no - 22VR50FN capacity - 50 Gal, Natural gas

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I have a Robertshaw 7000mvrb 5-lc on my Avanti gas insert.

I have a Robertshaw 7000mvrb 5-lc on my Avanti gas insert. My fireplace unit will fire and run for about 5 minuted then shuts everything off including the pilot. I have replaced the thermocouple and thermopile as well as the snap switch for the flue. I have the flue pipe disconnected from the unit so it cant be a plugged pipe. Also installed a pilot shield that was an upgrade to the heater. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS ?JA: Just to clarify, what type of fireplace is this?Customer: It is an Avanti gas insert.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes I guess so. I've had two service men put here and they can't seem to fix it.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: The only major component that I know of that hasn't been replaced is the Robertshaw regulator, but I hate to buy one if it isn't going to solve the problem.

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I have a majestic gas fireplace and the pilot light went

I have a majestic gas fireplace and the pilot light went out. I can relight the pilot light, but it won't stay lit. Is there a flame sensor for the pilot light which needs to be replaced?JA: Just to clarify, what type of fireplace is this?Customer: Vermont It is sealed and vented unsure the the correct term. Fireplace is approx. 12 yrs. oldJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: If it is possible? Normally try to do everything I can if I can do it sfelyJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Not that I can think of looking for original paperwork now

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The pilot is out on my boiler. I am trying to relight it.

The pilot is out on my boiler. I am trying to relight it.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: About 2 hours. Went to get matches to relight, but I am just trying to make sure I don't blow my face offJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes. Im a broke single parentJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Nope

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