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While burning gas suddenly shuts off

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

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More than likely it is the thermo couple.

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.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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