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empire heater problem

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I have a 3 year old Empire wall mount direct vent in my perm. It is a skid house that doesn't get moved much. It was working fine friday night but quit on Saturday. The pilot lights but goes out when I release the gas valve knob. Tried a different tank, no help. The gas lights it the house work fine. Any thoughts?

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Could be the thermocouple, could be dirt/corrosion in the line. I have an Empire wall heater that would constantly go out. i thought it was the thermocouple I asked the guy from the gas company to check it when he was installing a new water heater in my house and he said it was dirt. he blew it out and no problems since.

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BTW, he didn't take anything apart to blow it out, just used compressed air in the nozzle where the flame comes out at the thermocouple. It would be easy for you try before changing out parts.

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I have to wiggle the wire that goes to the thermocouple on mine.

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I believe that furnace runs on a "Thermopile" set up rather than a "thermocouple". Take a piece of fine sandpaper and clean the residue off the "thermopile" and then try to relight your furnace. Go to Empire's web site and look up their maintance section. Should help you with your problem. Good Luck----------------

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If the flame has gotten smaller over time so it isn't warming up the thermocouple, that is a likely cause. A cheap/easy fix as well.

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If the flame has gotten smaller over time so it isn't warming up the thermocouple, that is a likely cause. A cheap/easy fix as well.

This also happened to me $25 part.

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I do beleive the flame has gotten smaller. A light sand and some compressed air is what it will be. Thank you everyone.

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