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Old 03-30-2013, 09:39 PM   #15
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It's probably the thermocouple. This might save you a trip to the parts store. Remove the thermocouple and clean it with something like a scott's brite pad. I always thought they were either good or bad, but this winter my home gas furnace would not stay lit. I google the problem and that was one solution, and it worked and still going strong. Good luck. Oh and mine did not even look dirty.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:41 PM   #16
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Although they are not expensive, you may want to test the thermocouple first. To do this, disconnect it from the gas valve and using alligator clips attach your voltmeter. Attach one clip to the center and one to the outside. Light the pilot and after about 45 seconds, you should see a minimum of 12 milivolts. If less, the TC is bad.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:48 PM   #17
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I dont have a voltmeter. :( but my local rv parts store carries the thermocouples for $8. Ill try and clean it. If its a no go then ill replace it. If its still a no go then idk what nexts. Gas valve maybe. That sounds like a P.I.T.A....
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