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Heat wont stay on

When you first turn it on it heats up. But when it tries to maintain the temp, the glow plug glows but the propane does not get released. also, how do you get to the burner?

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Remove front to get to burner remove screws under lint screen on top press clips each corner of top remove tne screws each corner inside top front panel.if lint screen in door frame press clips each corner bottom panel ..replace the 2 black coils on burner

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