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Warnock Hersey - Gas Stove Issue

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by nansanas, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. nansanas

    nansanas New Member

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    I turn on the heater and after 5 minutes it shuts off, pilot and everything. I replaced thermopile, the switch, fixed a stripped wire. what else could it be?

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  2. vvvv

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  3. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    We need to know a lot more.

    LP? Natural Gas?
    Vented? Non-Vented?

    Many stoves have a pilot adjustment screw. If the pilot is not high enough, it will do exactly what you mention.....
    Also, if the connection from the thermocouple to the valve is not clean and tight, it will do the same......

    Does the pilot light look to be high enough? Also, is it contacting the thermocouple at exactly the right place? Please note that thermocouples often serve dual functions - if they get hot in the wrong place, they turn the pilot off!
  4. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Does the flame "lift" off the burner before it shuts everything down?
    If so, you've probably got a venting issue.
    Even if this symptom isn't present, a little more info would be helpful.
    Make & model of the unit?
    DV, B-Vent or Room Vented?
    Fuel type? (LP, NG)?
    Get back to us...
  5. vvvv

    vvvv New Member

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    i love it when u climb outa the ashcan :kiss: vvv
  6. Jeff Price

    Jeff Price New Member

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    I have the exact same problem, just started a day or two ago. I have a GDS3700-N, natural gas, vented. I did notice the pilot looked different when the problem started. It seems noticeably lower than normal.

    I will look for the pilot adjustment.
  7. xtrordinair

    xtrordinair Member

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    pilo
    pilots rarely need adjusted its more likely that he pilot orfice needs cleaned.
  8. Jeff Price

    Jeff Price New Member

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    Thank you, I will look into that. It will take a fair bit of disassembly to get to the orifice than the adjuster. So it may take me a day or two.

    Thanks again
    -jeff

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