VR8245 AND VR8345 UNIVERSAL ELECTRONIC IGNITION GAS CONTROLS
Instructions To The Homeowner
(For Your Safety, Read Before Operating)
FIRE OR EXPLOSION HAZARD
CAN CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE, SEVERE
INJURY, OR DEATH
Follow these warnings exactly:
1. Pilot/main burner flame is lit automatically. Do
not light the pilot/main burner flame manually.
2. Before lighting appliance, smell around the
appliance for gas. Be sure to smell next to the
floor because LP gas is heavier than air.
3. IF YOU SMELL GAS:
• Turn off the gas supply at the appliance
service valve. On LP gas systems, turn off
gas supply at the gas tank.
• Do not light any appliances in the house.
• Do not touch electrical switches or use
• Leave the building and use a neighbor's
phone to call your gas supplier.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call
the fire department.
4. Do not force the gas control knob. Use only
your hand to push down or turn the gas control
knob. Never use any tools. If the gas control
knob will not operate by hand, call a qualified
service technician to replace the gas control.
Force or attempted repair can result in a fire or
5. Call a qualified service technician to replace
the gas control if it has been flooded with
6. Replace the gas control in the event of any
physical damage, tampering, bent terminals,
missing or broken parts, stripped threads, or
evidence of exposure to heat.
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Follow the operating instructions provided by
the manufacturer of your heating appliance. The
information below will be of assistance in a typi-
cal gas control application, but the specific con-
trols used and the procedures outlined by the
manufacturer or your appliance may differ and
require special instructions.
To Turn On The Appliance
Stop: Read the warnings on page 8.
The pilot/main burner flame is lit automatically. Do not
attempt to manually light the pilot. If the appliance does
not turn on when the thermostat is set several degrees
above room temperature, follow these instructions:
1. Set the thermostat to its lowest setting to reset the
2. Disconnect all electric power to the appliance.
3. Remove the gas control access panel.
4. Push in the gas control knob slightly and turn
5. Wait five minutes to clear out any unburned gas. If
you then smell gas, STOP! Follow step 3 of the
Warning in the Instructions To The Homeowner
section. If you do not smell gas, continue with the
6. Turn the gas control knob counterclockwise
7. Replace the gas control access panel.
8. Reconnect all electric power to the appliance.
9. Set the thermostat to the desired setting.
10. If the appliance does not turn on, set the gas con-
trol knob to OFF and contact a qualified service
technician for assistance.
Turning Off The Appliance
VACATION SHUTDOWN—Set the thermostat to the
desired room temperature while you are away.
COMPLETE SHUTDOWN—Push in the gas control knob
slightly and turn clockwise
Appliance will completely shut off. Follow the Instructions
to the Homeowner above to resume normal operation.
to OFF. Do not force.