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Old 04-09-2007, 11:44 AM   #1
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Suburban Elec Ignition Question Problem.

I purchased a new 2006 suburban furnace w/ elec ignition to replace old 69 Land Yacht original beast. The "ignitor/sensor" combo (a small porcelin tube with wire element) is attached to a wire and is placed through a small hole into the burner chamber. The ignitor/sensor does not fit tightly and just hangs there. If it is placed too far in the ignitor arcs onto the face plate. if it is not pushed far enough in it doesn't spark the propane and or get enough heat to maintain operation.

Question(s) How should the ignitor fit in the hole, why isn't there an insulated gasket to hold it in the right position? What is a home fix?

I can position it to light off fine, but I am afraid if it cycles once lit it may not refire if not in the exact position.

Has anyone else had this problem?

Thanks Deano

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Old 04-09-2007, 11:58 AM   #2
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Why not just go back to the dealer and get the missing parts? The igniter should be held in place so the spark gag is fixed. If the dealer is too far just call Suburban Tech support, 423 775 2131, and see if they will mail you the part. Suburban is not a customer oriented company but you can get through if you stay with it.

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Old 04-10-2007, 12:23 PM   #3
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Thanks Howie
I will call the hotline.

However I do not think I am missing a part, just that the design is poor. I will check my owners manual.

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