When Your Light Goes Out

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  1. When the water heater pilot light goes out, first try relighting it, following the directions on the water heater label. If the pilot doesn’t relight, if it goes out right after lighting or if the pilot light keeps going out by far the most common cause is a bad thermocouple.
  2. A faulty thermocouple. Your thermocouple is responsible for sensing when your pilot light is lit. If it senses that the pilot light has gone out, the thermocouple shuts off the gas supply to the flame in order to prevent safety issues with your water heater.
  3. If your pilot light re-lights easily after going out overnight, it’s possible it was blown out by a draft. This can happen on excessively windy days or nights. A leak in the output duct of the furnace could cause air to blow into the area. Keep every intake air register in your home open and clear to avoid a “vacuum” effect in the inlet.
  4. The Pilot tube supplies gas to the pilot light for combustion. The flame will go out if the tube is clogged with dirt or debris. Sometimes, the tube might be partially clogged and supplying very little gas for combustion- No wonder your pilot light keeps going out. The Solution: Thorough cleaning should do the trick. Use a slender needle to gently unclog the tube.
  5. When this energy is dispelled it is in the form of photons (light rays) and that is what causes visible light and heat. Over time, the semiconductor will lose its capacity to transfer these electrons and that is what causes LED lights to dim and go out.
  6. If the light goes off, we assume things are okay. Now it comes on again. Knowing if we should continue driving or stop right now is difficult. To clear the confusion, we need a basic understanding of what the check engine light is trying to tell us. A check engine indicator is a malfunction-indicator light or MIL for the computer-management system.
  7. Oct 19,  · Sometimes a pilot light goes out, so you do not need to worry when your gas fireplace shuts off and pilot goes out. When pilot light goes out, usually the cause is something you can solve easily. You can try to turn off the gas or maybe, your appliance runs out of propane. Turn On a Gas Fireplace With a Key.
  8. Oct 05,  · When the pilot light goes out, it does not leak carbon monoxide gas. However, if the light goes out frequently there could be other issues. Some of the possible serious reasons for pilot lights to go out include loose or broken gas valves, thermocouples or heat exchangers, faulty venting, low gas pressure, or high winds.

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