Model BAY-GDV or BAY-GDVDSI Installed 1996
It has piezo ignitor. Dad went on vacation in July. He insisted that the pilot be turned off while he was gone. I told him he might be sorry.
Anyway, tried this past weekend to relight the pilot for him. Nothing. No spark, no pilot no smell of gas nothing. (In July) I had turned off a valve to the gas line in the basement that directly led to the unit although I left the immediate valve (inside the unit) open as well as one where the unit's supply line connects to the house gas line.
I cleaned and swept out the unit prior to trying to get the unit started again.
Any ideas what to look for? How to tell if the piezo is providing a spark? Can I light one of these manually with a grill type lighter?
Is it possible a spider plugged things up? Does the thermopile
typically go bad on something like this that is not used most of the year?
Thanks for your suggestions, etc.
Edited by EAP (09/22/11 02:35 PM)