I have a ritetemp fireplace heater, after I light the pilot it burns and stays on, but as soon as I turn on the gas control knob I get good flame for about 2 min then every thing shuts off even the pilot whats wrong
It is a small tube at the end of a thin copper line.
It typically mounts in front of your pilot flame. The copper line runs back to you control.
When heated by the pilot it tells the control valve that there is a fire thus allowing the gas to flow to the burner. It is a safety feature to keep you from filling you house up with unburned gas.
When not functioning correctly it stops the gas to the burner. You should be able to pick up a replacement at any big box or hardware store. Some have different mounting styles. Best to remove the old one and take it with you.
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A Weak Burning Flame - if the color of your pilot light flame is not a bright blue color, most notably (yellowish in color), then there is something that's causing your pilot light to burn at an inconsistent or inefficient rate. When this happens your furnace is programmed to shut off the gas valve, causing your pilot light to shut off.
The Buildup of Dirt or Debris Around The Pilot Light - Over the years it's easy for dust, debris, and dirt to build up on the inside of the intake valve where the pilot light resides. This makes it difficult for the flame to breath and as a result causes the pilot light to go out suddenly. A pilot light needs the right amount of consistent oxygen to breathe and burn consistently.
A Broken or Damaged Thermocouple - In this instance there is something wrong with the equipment and a technician would be required to replace or repair the thermocouple in order for your pilot light to stay lit again. If your pilot light continues to go out on a weekly basis, and you have exhausted all other possible causes, give Wilson Oil and Propane a call and we will have a technician sent to your home right away.
the pilot light always stays on, its designed to allow your heater to turn on by itself without you needing to light a match every time. if the pilot light is burning you have nothing to worry about. its when the pilot light goes out that a small amount of gas leaks into the room. and by small i mean smaller than a hand held lighter... if you still want to shut the entire thing down you could turn off the gas line feeding the heater or possibly the whole house, otherwise the pilot light will stay on. as far as the actual heater turning off, thats probably controlled by some sort of thermostat somewhere. if you set the temp to very cold it should stay off. if that doesn't work then you may need a new thermostat.
The yhernocoupler would snuff the pilot if bad. What ignites the overhead burners? and what regulates the overhead gas supply? Look into this. Too much gas will not light as easily as proper balance gas and air. Even more so in a tower type heater.. Turn the gas on low and the pilot should grab it. Good luck
If possible, remove the pilot gas assembly and clean the gas jet and thermocouple - they can get carboned up and stop working properly. Make sure the pilot flame and deflector is aimed properly and making the thermocouple glow red hot. If the problem persists, you may want to replace the thermocouple and also check the propane regulator.