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i have an alpha 240 e lpg pilot light only works interm

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i have an alpha 240 e lpg
pilot light only works intermittently
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  canuck the pro replied 2 years ago.
canuck the pro :

Hi, my name is ***** ***** I have been in the home improvement and repair field for 20 years. I will be very glad to help you today. The thermocouple will need replacing. The thermocouple senses the pilot and when it senses the flame of the pilot it allows the gas valve to turn on. When the thermocouple is worn then the pilot will go out. http://www.akgas.co.uk/Alpha-Thermocouple/Alpha-240-240-ECO-240P-240X-240XP-Thermocouple-6.5625660.html

canuck the pro :

Since the thermocouple is constantly in the flame it will wear with time and need replacement.

Customer:

Thanks I will order a new one

Customer:

is it easy to replace

canuck the pro :

You are very welcome.

canuck the pro :

If you are quite handy it is not difficult at all.

Customer:

i am a mechanical engineer and do all my own car repairs

Customer:

an not phased by a bit of DIY

canuck the pro :

Turn the gas off and remove the access to the burner. Disconnect the burner tube, control and thermocouple from the gas valve and pull the burner out. Clean the burner area if needed with a vacuum and replace the thermocouple in the holder on the burner. Replace the burner and connect the tube and other connections to the gas valve and replace the cover.

Customer:

great many thanks sounds quiet easy

canuck the pro :

You will have no problem at all. It will be quite easy.

canuck the pro :

You are very welcome.

Customer:

Many thanks again

Customer:

happy new year

canuck the pro :

Happy new year to you!

canuck the pro :

Good luck, I doubt you will have any questions but if something does come up you can still ask them even after positively rating my service. I will always respond. Mike

Customer:

Many thanks

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