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Cleaning a pilot assembly

zepfan Member Posts: 332
I was posting to see what can be used to clean a pilot assembly that has become completely
Fouled by low propane gas pressure. Normally I would replace the pilot assmbly, and start new however according to the manufacturer the part is no longer available. Thanks to all.


  • Steve Minnich
    Steve Minnich Member Posts: 2,758
    I've always used water followed by air.
    Steve Minnich
    Minnich Hydronic Consulting & Design, LLC
    [email protected]
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 9,763
    I take the 1/4" tubing off the bottom, the pilot orifice may fall out,
    If so then air thru the burner and tubing. If it doesn't fall out, backflowing air thru the burner may send it to places unkown.

    The orifice itself might get cleaned with a torch tip cleaner or a very small copper wire.
    Don't lose the orifice or forget it.......ask me how I know.
  • DZoro
    DZoro Member Posts: 1,048
    Very small torch broach, starts out a hair thickness and gets thicker at its base.