VC gas stove won't come on

rickybamboo Posted By rickybamboo, Oct 3, 2009 at 9:16 PM

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  1. rickybamboo

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    I have a vermont castings radiance gas stove. The pilot wouldn't stay lit once I released the knob(had the gas off to it for the summer - just turned it back on) so I cleaned the tc/tp with an emery cloth. The pilot is lit now, but when I turn it to 'on' the pilot goes out. Any ideas?
    I'm a newbie - let me now if there is more info needed. Thanks for your help.
     
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    Is it a B-vent unit?
    If it is, I encountered this symptom last winter...
    Check the wiring diagram - IF you have one.
    There's a thermodisk (spill switch) up near the top of the unit & under the removable grille.
    Remove the wires from either side of the t-disk & put a jumper wire between them.
    Does the unit work now?
    If so replace the t-disk. $20 maybe...
    If not, try replacing the wires to & from the t-disk...
    The sheathing gets brittle from being in the high heat environment at the top of the unit
    & may be shorting against the chassis somewhere...
    If it STILL doesn't work, try jumping the new wires to test the t-disk...
    Let us know how you make out...
     
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    wow....thanks for the quick reply.
    i've had a couple glasses of wine now (by the light of my pilot light) so will try your tips out in the morning. thanks again.
     
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    To me, the fast answer sounds like a bad thermocouple. But I'm not too up on all the gas stuff
     
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