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Trying to light the pilot o JA: I'll do all I can to help.

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Trying to light the pilot o
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: light on RAYPAK POOL HEATER MODEL NUMBER c-r266a-en-casme
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Pool Technician should know?
Customer: natural gas
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Customer: new heater last year
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.
Does the gas control valve have ON, OFF & PILOT as indicators or only ON & OFF?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
On and iff
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
On and off
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.
Ok, you can't light the pilot manually. Your unit has electronic ignition. The first thing to try is to turn the power off to the heater wait a minute then turn it back on again. If it doesn't fire up tell me what happens
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tried that. No luck.
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.
I need to know what happens when you do this? Do you hear the igniter arcing/ticking/buzzing? If not you'll need a multi-meter to troubleshoot this further
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Buzzing and ticking
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.
If the pilot doesn't light then you either have a clogged pilot burner orifice or a faulty gas valve or possibly a bad control board. You need a voltmeter to check the last 2. If you want to check if the pilot orifice is clogged you have to disconnect the pilot tubing at the gas valve while the igniter is arcing. If you smell gas there then the orifice is clogged and the pilot burner needs to be removed and the orifice cleaned.

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