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I have a Modine TLP radiant tube propane heater, I can see…

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I have a Modine...

I have a Modine TLP radiant tube propane heater, I can see the hot surface ignitor cycle three time but the gas does not flow to supply heat. I have verified that gas is available. How do I find out which part needs to be replaced? I suspect the sensor next to the ignitor, gas valve but there may be other possiblities that I am not aware of. Can you help me figure out where the problem lies? I have volt/ohm meter and know how to use it but need direction/information

Contractor's Assistant: Have you tried power cycling the appliance -- unplugging it and leaving it off for a few hours?

No

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

If at all possible

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I have the model and serial number if that is helpful

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Home Improvement
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Home Improvement Expert: Phil, Mechanical Engineer replied 4 months ago
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Hello, either the gas valve is bad, OR the printed circuit board is bad.

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Take close up, exceedingly well focused photo's of the wiring diagram glued inside the controls access door, and the printed circuit board , , and I will mark them up with trouble shooting instructions.

Use the 'add files' link next to your send button to get the photo(s) to me.

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We can go from there with training, coaching and diagnosis.... without a time limit, In depth with as much detail as needed .

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I just need to know how to tell if I need a control board or a gas valve, I will have to leave home in about 20 minutes. If it is better we can do a phone call mid afternoon tomorrow.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I guess I need to leave a bit earlier than I thought please send me info on resuming tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for your help.
Kevin
Home Improvement Expert: Phil, Mechanical Engineer replied 4 months ago

Hello again, just post back here tomorrow when you want the call, that will put you back at the top of the list and I will call then as soon as I can.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I am ready for the phone call now, please call my home land line(###) ###-####
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I am available for the phone call now, please call my home land line(###) ###-####
Home Improvement Expert: Phil, Mechanical Engineer replied 4 months ago

Hello again, I hate to do this to you, but now our server has 'expired' the phone call... yesterday and earlier today it was still not working though.. it would not put calls through. I am sure our management has a team of engineers working on it.

We should stay here in this dialog box for now.

I might however try to call you on my personal line at my own expense.

http://file:///C:/Users/philip/Downloads/AIR%209-117%20(2).pdf

see page 12 for phone

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