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Empire corcho ventless propane wall heater 15000 btu

This heater was run of a 20lb tank most of last winter, the regulator and lines are new, last winter... I ran the tank out the other night and it was working fine on all 3 settings but when I switched over to a 100lb tank the heater will only run on the minimum setting (and the cermic tile glows orange with a tint of blue... it should be completely orange) when it is switched over to medium it tries to light but flickers constantly (cermic tiles only flicker blue and will not completley ignite) and the pilot light gets much smaller... on the high setting it barely flickers and none of the ceramic tiles glow. On the the medium and high settings the smell of propane (mercaptan) becomes more evident. I have a carbon monoxide detector which has not gone off... in the same room and there is adequate ventilation as the windows are open. Any suggestions?

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LOL.... your fuel is not boiling.... the closer propane gets to its vaporization point (-44%F) the less vapor it produces. clean the snow off of the 100# or lay it on its side to give it more surface area for vaporization.

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Hey I'm not as smart as the rest of these guys but i have a Empire 3 burner.
Change Thermocoupler and oyxgen depletion sensor (its behind the pilot -screws in-or clean-do not use a pinor sharp item to clean)then look up at a lite to see if its clear.
That should cure the problem.
poorman

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Either you don't have enough propane in the tank to run the heater, or your regulator is set to a pressure too low to run the heater.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

I suspect that this problem may have to do with your regulator. Only a guess though.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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