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Old 11-10-2018, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default Relight pilot in old furnace?


I'm a proud new owner of a 1988 Ford Econoline 250 conversion van (done by Get-Away company). And aside from looking great and running well, I am learning how to use and possibly fix the interior.

I've looked through the threads and on Youtube but I am unable to figure out how to possibly relight the pilot in the furnace. I'm not 100% sure that that is the problem but thought I would give that a try before taking it to a shop.

Here are some pics. Any help would be greatly appreciated. And I have read the directions on the furnace provided by the manufacturer but apparently it does not apply to this heater due to the fact that this furnace does not have a knob. Thank you again!
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:21 PM   #2
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Well, start by cleaning that thing out with compressed air. Like you, with the pictures provided, I can't find the pilot orifice, thermocouple, or gas valve.

Get the model number and download a service manual if available.

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Old 11-18-2018, 06:34 PM   #3
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Are you sure if it’s a standing pilot type?
With all those wires I’m suspect that it may be spark ignition type?

hbn7hj is giving you good advice. Clean it real good (shopvac compressed air, etc. ) Find a brand and model number then search for a manual.
You’re probably gonna need it for more troubleshooting in future anyway.

Best of luck to you!
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