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Valor dream. i have fitted a new thermocouple & interrupter

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valor dream. i have fitted a new thermocouple & interrupter block.but i unable connect the wires from the micro switch into the block.The only way I can connect the spade connector into the block is by leaving it hand tight. Is this ok
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Do the spade connections not feel that tight, or are you taking about the thermocouple in the block?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
interrupter part No(###) ###-####i can only fit spade connectors into block when only hand tight.if i tighten block i cannot fit spade connector.Is this correct
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
no thanks

Can you upload a picture as the thermocouple needs tightening in with an adjustable spanner to ensure a good connection as it is only handling mV

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
What is MV

millivolts - a very small electrical charge

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok thanks .So the interrupter block does not have to be gas tight.If i tighten the block you cannot fit spade connectors as the piston is pushed back into the block

But tight enough to pass the electrical charge.

You can try just harder than finger tight and see if it hold the pilot on, if not then slightly tighter.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok will do thanks for your help.Will later today.

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