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Power miser pilot wont ignite, Just this morning, Has not

Customer Question

Power miser pilot wont ignite
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Just this morning
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Has not been lit this fall
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Yes
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 9 months ago.

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. First I’ll need some more info so I have a more complete picture of you situation.

Is this a water heater? I need the brand and model number of your unit.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It is a furnace and no idea the age but it gets regular surface
Expert:  Rick replied 9 months ago.

I need the brand and model number. This info is on the rating tag which is usually inside the burner compartment.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Just a minute
Expert:  Rick replied 9 months ago.


Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Holy cow! I need new glasses! Finally read it but didnt find anything that said model # but did find some numbers
VR 8440P2088. Or
Expert:  Rick replied 9 months ago.

What brand? I don't recognize either number pattern as common to any brand I'm familiar with. The VR8440 number is ***** gas valve. You need to find the tag on the side of the unit not on a component. Also pictures might help. Can you give me a picture of the unit? one showing the inside of the burner compartment please. You can post pics here by clicking on ADD FILES next to the SEND button.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Kenmore 80 power miser
Expert:  Rick replied 9 months ago.

Ok, that's the brand. I still need the model number or pictures.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I am on my Iphone
And I cant see anywhere it says asd files? Just bitton that says reply to expert
Expert:  Rick replied 9 months ago.

Please contact customer service at

They are more familiar with the mobile interface and can help you to post pics.