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Question DetailsAsked on 3/16/2016

My honey-will furnace valve would not stay light and I can't turn the nob from pilot to on.

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Honeywell makes a LOT of different gas valve types. Not knowing what type you have, if this is a standing pilot one (pilot always burns) and the pilot won't stay lit, quite likely the tehrmocouple has gone out - the long thin tubing that leads to the pilot and has the probve sticking up in the pilot flame.

If pilot will not light, some gas control valves prevent you from turning to on - and if pilot is off you do NOT want to turn to on anyway - asking for an explosion.

If pilot is lit and burning, almost always you have to either push the knob down to clear a detent for it to turn to on, or for other types you have to push down a button net to it (commonly red) to enable it to turn.

Your service provider for this would be a Heating and A/C contractor in Search the List.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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