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Patio heater wont light

I have a charmglow patio heater that won't light.  Help.  I also see they don't stay lighted.  What do I need to do to enjoy my heater.  My husband comes home from Iraq Nov. 22 and we want to enjoy our patio.  Thanks!

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  • marz21 Nov 17, 2008

    our patio charmglow wont light and when we do get it lighted it wont stay lit. it has worked fine for two winters..HELP!!!!

















  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    pilot wont lite!



  • pstack Dec 14, 2008

    I have the same problem; ignitor clicks, but won't light.  I took out the hose and tested it, and gas seems to flow fine from the tank to the burner. I've tried lighting the burner directly with a flame, but that doesn't do the trick either.  The nuts on the very top of my heater are rusted on, so I can't get access to the burner mechanism.


    This heater is only one year old.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    My one year old heater worked fine last winter. It has been out of the weather since then but refuses to light. I can light the burner with a lighter but they go off when I turn the knob from pilot position. I have removed the covers and blew out the lines with air compressor to no avail.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    Charmglow table top patio heater will not stay lit when turning knob from pilot position. It will not ignite with knob...must use match to light pilot.

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    What's the point of this website if there is no one to answer the questions? We have the same issue with our Charmglow Patio Heater....it ignites a little flame, but won't light up! How do we get this fixed?

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SOURCE: charmglow gas patio heater

The ticking noise is the ignigtor. If the gas tank is full, and the regulator is on, then try lighting with a match or fire of some sort. Be careful of the spark-er! If it lights, then the spark needs to be adjusted so it catches the gas better. If it doesn't lite, then the hole for the pilot is plugged. An outside heater is common for a spider or other creature to make this his home. You need to clean it out. Compressed air even another flame may do it. if not It needs to be removed and cleaned out. If you can see the little hole, trey poking a thin piece of wire into it, it may get it.

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Patio Heater pilot lights won't stay lit

crappy pilot flame (not properly heating the thermocouple), bad thermocouple, thermocouple loose where it screws into the pilot safety valve, bad safety valve magnet.

One or more of those is the problem.

Oh...there is also a saftey switch...in case it tips over. It will also cause the pilot to not stay lit (if the switch or wires that go to i are faulty)

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Patio heater keeps shutting off

Returned it to Home Depot, paid $50 for upgrade to "better" unit.

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

AZSTALZ
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SOURCE: charmglow patio heater

Well, I just went out this morning and worked on the heater after it would not light last night. Turns out that a spider or moth set up camp in the pilot light intake housing and plugged up the two small mixer holes that pull in air for the pilot light. This would explain the 'yellow-flame'. I took a punch awl and some compressed air and cleaned out the hole, then re-installed the cover and knob. Lastly, I turned and depressed the knob and the pilot light ignited almost instantly, stayed on when I let the knob up, and the heater turned on normally after that. Good luck, I hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

jgwhomeequip
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SOURCE: model SRPH02 BURNER WILL NOT FIRE

Bad flame sensor. Try to clean it with some steel wool

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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