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Heater fires starts to heat and goes out

Filled with fresh kero, heater fires runs for a short time goes out before end cone gets red (hot)

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The most likely cause is your thermocouple. Make sure it is in the flame when it is lit.
Make sure it is clean. (if not a little piece of fine steel wool will clean it).
If that does not do it change your thermocouple.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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