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Dyna Glo forced air propane heater

When I plug the heater in, the fan starts, and the igniter is firing...when I move the dial to the "low/ignite" setting and keep it depressed, it fires up; when I release the dial, the igniter is still clicking. When I move the dial to med or high, the igniter still sparks. Is this supposed to happen?

I just received this from a friend and there is no manual. I'm not sure if the spark keeps it lit, or if it should shut off once I release the dial. There is s tube inside that glows red, so I figured that is what generates the flame.

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  • bkboyes Dec 13, 2008

    THANKS greatwater....I have used it a couple of times here in CXhicago, and it works just as you stated. At least I know it is normal.


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...found out that this is a continuous ignition heater so the igniter is always on.

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It is a continuous ignition. I have been using one seasonally for 5 years.
Clicking the whole time.

It does no harm for the spark ignition to run. The bright red tube is the thermocouple. A simple temperature saftey switch.

It tells the control board that there is a fire and it is safe to allow gas into the burner.

No fire, no red tube. No gas to burner and vice versa.

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