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Troubleshooting a Gas Furnace - Furnace Repair

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PROBLEM: Furnace Pilot is Out - Relighting a Standing Pilot
Furnace Pilot and Burners

Furnace Pilot and Burners

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Lighting a Gas Furnace Pilot

Possible Causes

  • A pilot can go out due to a strong draft, dirty orifice or dirt in the gas tube.
  • The thermocouple may also be faulty and is shutting off the gas supply.

    Possible Repairs

  • For an overview on the gas furnace pilot and how to troubleshoot, repair and relight it, please see Gas Furnace Pilot and Thermocouple. Also see the tutorial How to Replace a Thermocouple.
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