Pilot burners are a hybrid standing pilot using electronic spark to ignite the pilot flame which in turn ignites the furnace burner sometimes used with two stage gas valves. In this section displayed are many replacement elements and complete kits for adding or repairing various applications.
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Q: What is a furnace pilot burner?
A: A furnace pilot burner is a small gas burner that is used to ignite the main burner in a gas furnace. It provides a small, continuous flame that serves as an ignition source for the furnace.
Q: Why is a furnace pilot burner necessary?
A: A furnace pilot burner is necessary because it provides a reliable source of ignition for the furnace. Without a pilot burner, the furnace would have to rely on an electric ignition system, which can be less reliable.
Q: How does a furnace pilot burner work?
A: A furnace pilot burner works by using a small flame to ignite the gas that flows to the main burner. The pilot burner is always lit, and when the furnace is turned on, the main burner is ignited by the pilot flame.
Q: What are the common problems with furnace pilot burners?
A: Common problems with furnace pilot burners include a weak or unstable pilot flame, a dirty or clogged pilot orifice, a faulty thermocouple or thermopile, or a malfunctioning gas valve.
Q: How can I troubleshoot a problem with my furnace pilot burner?
A: If you are experiencing issues with your furnace pilot burner, you should first check to make sure the pilot flame is strong and stable. If it is not, you may need to clean the pilot orifice or replace the thermocouple or thermopile. If the pilot flame is strong but the furnace is still not igniting, you may need to replace the gas valve or call a professional for further assistance.