I'm feeling like a dummy trying to follow instructions in manual.
with Suburban NT-16SEQ/NT-20SEQ.
Thermostat with Off switch.
Inside Panel is screwed on.
Outside Vent Panel
- Set thermostat to lowest setting. (OK)
- Turn off all electric power to the appliance (How?)
- Appliance is equipped with automatic ignition device.
- Turn shutoff valve to off. This furnace is equipped with a valve shut-off switch. With switch in Off position, gas will not flow to burner nor will the furnace operate. (There is Off on the thermostat, but I don't see a shutoff valve.)
- Wait 5 minutes to clear out any gas. Then smell for gas including near the floor. (Why? Am I checking for a gas leak from some other appliance?)
- Turn on all electric power to the appliance, To better clear out any gas, the heater should be operated for 5 minutes with the blower on and the gas off. If blower does not come on or stops before ignition cycle, go to shut down and contact dealer. (Same as 2)
- Turn shut-off valve to on. (Same as 4)
- Set thermostat to desired setting.
- If the appliance will not operate, follow the instructions "To Turn Off Gas to Appliance" and call service.
- Are they referring to the shutoff valve on the propane tank or is there some other shutoff valve? Or are they saying that if I switch the thermostat to Off, that will turn off the shutoff valve?
- How do I turn off electrical power to the appliance?
- Why am I smelling for gas? (Step 5) Is it just a precaution because lighting the heater will create a spark?
ETA: I just read the manual for the hot water heater and it is written the same way.
I decided to just turn the switch On on the thermostat and set the temp high. Within a minute or so I had heat, so no power off and on and no gas valve.
I tried the empty paper towel tube trick (I think Carol suggested) to verify the pilot light
was on. I had to squeeze the end of the tube a little to block out light
, but it worked.
Even though I have answered my own questions, I'll leave the post for reference.