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Won't stay lit

This is a propane heater that won't stay lit after you let go of the pilot knob, could be a thermal coupling, but I cannot find parts. Any suggestions would be great.Dyna glo 100,000 btu shop heater, its only 1 year old

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    All Pro SPC-85 heater won't stay lit. Probably thermocouple but can't get to parts list or manual at web site. Where else can I buy parts?

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Here is a site that sells parts http://www.thoseheaterguys.com/1933204.html here is a manual and parts list http://www.rentrain.com/library_files/400.pdf . hope this helps.

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