Written on: March 7, 2022
Many modern propane appliances use an electronic ignition. Many older ones, however, likely have a pilot light. The pilot light is the little flame in your appliance that restarts the main burner and prevents propane gas leaks. It’s supposed to be burning at all times.
A pilot light may go out for a variety of reasons. Dirt and dust in the intake valves might cause this to happen. A draft can put it out. As a result of a leak in your equipment, the pilot light may have automatically expired. The thermocouple could have broken down.
Is the pilot light going out on a regular basis? If that’s the case, you’ll need a professional service technician, such as Pitmon’s skilled and experienced technicians.
Do you smell the rotten-egg odor of propane gas? If so, it’s essential to follow propane safety best practices and get everyone out of the house immediately. Call 911 and Pitmon once you are a safe distance away.
If you follow the procedures outlined below, you should be able to restart your pilot on your own without having to call us. These troubleshooting steps are only for pilot lights and not for propane appliances with electronic ignitions.
If this does not work, contact us for a service call as whatever the problem is, it is something that needs to be handled by a trained professional. If you feel uncomfortable about performing this troubleshoot, get in touch with us and we’ll come out.
Pitmon is committed to the safe delivery of propane and the safe installation and service of propane appliances. Have questions about propane safety? Get in touch with us. We’re happy to help!