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Old 09-06-2020, 07:33 AM   #1
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Furnace help

Hello, new member and new pop up owner. I have a jayco 1988 pop up and Iím having trouble getting the furnace going and itís chilly out! Any help would be appreciated thank you
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Old 09-06-2020, 08:07 AM   #2
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Welcome to the site from SW Michigan!

This first time trying to start? There may be a bit of air in the line and it would take a long time to purge. If you have a stove, try to light it first. This generally purges the air out of the line pretty quick. Then try the furnace again.
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Do I just keep pushing the pilot light button, hold it in and how will I know once the pilot lights? Thanks
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I wonder if where that circle cut-out is allows you to see the pilot. I haven't any experience with that particular unit. If it works like most gas valves, when you turn the dial to Pilot, you push in and hold the dial while clicking the starter to ignite the pilot light. Keep holding in the dial for 30 seconds (or longer). When you release the dial and the pilot stays lit, turn the dial to On.

If trying to ignite the pilot and after 30 seconds (or longer) it doesn't want to stay lit, then the thermocouple may be bad and either need cleaning or replaced.

Also, the igniter might not work either. They tend to fail often. Maybe that circle hole is so you can manually light the pilot?

Beyond that, it probably exceeds my knowledge.
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I would take off the cover plate for the burner and pilot and clean them with air blast to get any spider webs, dust bunnies etc.

Then turn to pilot and hold the pilot knob in while pushing button. See if you get a spark or flame. Listen and smell for gas. If pilot lights hold pilot knob down for 30 seconds to heat thermocouple. If it dies yours may be bad or just slightly to far from the flame. If flame is yellow, tiny or odd shaped you should clean it again and try. If your cook top flames are odd, fluttery or tiny you may have an empty tank or bad LP regulator. Lots of info in the search function and youtube.
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