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Jotul Sebago pilot goes out when burner ignites

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by random, Jan 23, 2010.

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  1. random

    random New Member

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    Hi all. First post, new to the forum. Thanks!

    I have a Jotul Sebago gas heater. I've found it shut off a few times recently. This latest time I spent a few minutes sitting in front of it observing. Here's what I found...

    When I light the pilot it appears normal.

    When I set the burner in the High position and turn it on the pilot flame dims and goes out in just a couple of seconds.

    When I set the burner in the Low position and turn it on the pilot flame stays lit. I can then gradually turn the burner up to High and the pilot stays lit. It's been cycling for about three or four hours now and seems to be working fine, even with the burner still on the High position.

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  2. jtp10181

    jtp10181 Minister of Fire

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    Prob needs the pilot cleaned out really well, and a new thermocouple.
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    Thanks! I was hoping for some feedback before I took it apart in case I needed to have new parts on hand. I decided to just clean the pilot, and now the flame remains steady and strong. The thermocouple seems to be doing its job just fine so I didn't replace it. Thanks again!
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