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Old 12-31-2010, 09:50 PM  
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Hi Paul,

I also took this video of the pilot flame:


Pilot Flame Video


Does the flame look good?
I did not see your video, I don't know what program i would to find to open it.
If i was at your home checking this system out. First i would lit the pilot and see if is was blue and surrounding the power pile about 1/2" down from the top of the power pile and about 1/2" around the power pile. If it wasn't doing this then i would clean the pilot.
After the pilot is cleaned properly then i would take off the two power pile
wires from the gas valve, take my tester,lite pilot a and test the power pile to see if it is good or needs replacing. If the power pile tests ok and i put the wires back on the gas valve and the pilot still won't keep going, then the problem is in the magnet in the gas valve. later paul


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Hi Paul,

The video should be able to open with quick time or windows media player. None the less I went through all the steps above and I am concluding that the problem is magnet. Do I have to replace the whole valve or can I just replace the magnet? Where is the magnet in the valve anyway?

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I did not see your video, I don't know what program i would to find to open it.
If i was at your home checking this system out. First i would lit the pilot and see if is was blue and surrounding the power pile about 1/2" down from the top of the power pile and about 1/2" around the power pile. If it wasn't doing this then i would clean the pilot.
After the pilot is cleaned properly then i would take off the two power pile
wires from the gas valve, take my tester,lite pilot a and test the power pile to see if it is good or needs replacing. If the power pile tests ok and i put the wires back on the gas valve and the pilot still won't keep going, then the problem is in the magnet in the gas valve. later paul
Hi Paul,

I was wondering if you could offer some more insight on the magnet in the gas valve. Is this something that can be replaced or do I have to replace the entire valve?

Thank you.
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Ugghh FirePlaceGuys dot com quoted $229 plus shipping for a new gas valve! That sounds a bit excessive to me. Has anyone replaced one of these valves before and know if that quote is way out of line?

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Ugghh FirePlaceGuys dot com quoted $229 plus shipping for a new gas valve! That sounds a bit excessive to me. Has anyone replaced one of these valves before and know if that quote is way out of line?
I have not bought on off those small valves in years. I wouldn't be surprised
at $175.00 or more. All you can do is check around. Paul
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I just had the same problem, it was the ODS,Oxygen Depletion Sensor, it will give you the same symptoms as a bad thermocouple. Cleaning them especially with compressed air over 30lbs pressure or abrasion will render them useless. I would get the whole assembly. That's what I did and my heater is working like new. I found one one EBAY for half of what the authorized service center wanted.

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What does the ODS look like?

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The ODS is an integral part of the pilot light assembly and is located where the gas line attaches, it is a small diaphragm that in the diagram on your post is between the clean out hole and the gas line connection. It is built in and cannot be replaced separately. Replace the entire pilot assembly module, That is going to be the best fix.
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