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I have a honywell s8610m igniter i can hear itr clicking but

Customer Question

i have a honywell s8610m igniter i can hear itr clicking but it will not light the boiler
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: just started needing heat it haSNT BEEN STARTED THIS TEAR
JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: TRYING TO *****
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 11 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 it generating a spark?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Rick replied 11 months ago.

First double chek the ground for the control and at the pilot burner. If the pilot burner & electrode is dirty you can clean it with fine sand paper. A bad cable connection is also a possibility. Remove the electrode cable and see if you get a spark to the chasis.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No spark at all
Expert:  Rick replied 11 months ago.

Then it sounds like you need a new control. Do you have 24 vac across the 24v & 24 gnd terminals?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Rick replied 11 months ago.

Ok, then you should have a spark. But keep in mind a pilot burner and cable that's not in good shape can also contribute to no spark. If the pilot burner and cable is at all questionable we would replace it first then replace the ignition control if that didn't work.

Expert:  Rick replied 11 months ago.

Do you have any more questions?