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Fireplace - Electronic Ignition

Posted by jy1999 (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 16, 07 at 2:40

I have a natural gas fireplace which is having problem in igniting. I have replace it with a Honeywell S8610U Universal Intermittent Pilot Module. But the fireplace will only start up and lit for about 2 sec. and then shut off and start again.

I have checked all the grounds and connection and they seems OK. I am just wondering if the ignitor/sensor is the problem. Is there a way to check the output of the senor wire to the module ? The fireplace was lit and I assume the ignitor or spark is ok.

Thanks in advance for any advices.


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RE: Fireplace - Electronic Ignition

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Yes, there is. You need to measaure the DC microamps flowing from the ground connection to the module.

A typical read would be 10-15 microamps, but the pilot will usually prove with 3-4 microamps.


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RE: Fireplace - Electronic Ignition

On some of these you can run a wire from the pilot flame to the sense port and see if it works too.


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