Vermont Castings Radiance lp DV2600 pilot on; burner won't light

triath2 Posted By triath2, Jan 26, 2015 at 5:23 PM

  1. triath2

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    Hi all!

    We have a10-12 year old VC Radiance DV2600 propane direct vent gas stove. Pilot lights fine; and until recently all worked well using the optionally equipped unit with 'on-off-thermostat' switch on back of stove that also has the rheostat for fan speed. A few days ago, stove failed to light when switch was set in the thermostat position; but would light and work in the 'on' position. Now, the stove will not light in either thermostat or on position; but the pilot remains lit normally. I have tried 'shorting' the two leads at the thermostat end - with no response. Ideas?
     
  2. DAKSY

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    Do you have a multimeter? Check the thermopile readings by putting the meter's contacts on the TH-TP & TP terminals.
    You should be getting 550+ millivolts with the burner off.
    When your turn the burner on the millivolts should drop to around 200 or so.
    Did you try jumping the TH-TP & the TH terminals with a wire to see if it will ignite?
     
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    On that exact model, back in the day, we had some bad toggle switches. I think I jumped at the switch to diagnose that as the issue (after doing what Daksy suggested and jumping the terminals on the valve to make sure it wasn't a valve issue) If I am recalling properly, I ended up buying a handful of switches from VC to keep in the truck.
     
  4. Heatsource

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    if Bob's advice doesn't work,
    did someone turn the on/off pilot knob to pilot?
     
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    Oh yeah, always look at the simplest things first, Dave. I forgot that step!
     
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    Yes, I always start with the simple questions! (and try not to offend people with the " is it plugged in" type questions)
     
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