Cleaning a Pilot Light?


A pilot light is a tiny flame produced by gas which is kept burning so that it can work as an ignition supply for a more potent gas burner. To clean a pilot light, switch off the equipment and let it cool down. Take out the nuts that hold the pilot gas line and place the thermocouple on top of a used towel. Use a brush to scour the soot stained areas. Put back the pilot light, fastening the thermocouple to its original place.
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How to Clean a Pilot Light
Pilot lights on aging gas appliances sometimes won't stay on. When the pilot orifice gets clogged with soot and debris over time, gas cannot reach through the pilot orifice and maintain a flame. Fortunately, the problem is easy to prevent. Taking a... More »
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