If the heater has been sitting for awhile, an insect or small spider may have set up house inside the gas controls and this needs to be cleaned out. The holes are tiny and doesn't take much to block. Try blowing out the orifices with a compressor.
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Hi, If the pilot light goes out when you turn the gas knob to full power on lighting them the most likely cause will be a worn thermocouple, these usually last between 2 years up to 6 years. Found this site very helpful, patio heater problem solving. They have a few solutions to checking patio heaters.
Hi, First check if you have a full tank and that the pipes are clear of any insects, water or debris. Next see if you have a spark where the pilot is, if you can hear the piezo clicking but cannot see a spark then check the lead. Sometimes the lead can get loose and short out lower down and prevent the spark from reaching the pilot. You may need to take the lead out to fully check. If you have a spark and gas is reaching the pilot then check the tilt switch, if faulty it can turn the gas valve off. To check you can just short out the tilt switch, found this site very useful patio heater problem solving.
Never drill or try to make the pilot hole larger, this will cause a large flame that cannot be controlled. Check the main parts, first see if you have a spark, next check for leaks, to see how to do a leakage test see patio heater problem solving page. If no leak try changing the thermocouple, these will wear out and can last up to 6 years. Also check the electromagnetic valve that sits inside the gas control valve and if fitted check the tilt switch works. The tilt switch can be shorted out to see if it works.
First check that you are getting a spark, if not check lead and ignitor. If getting a spark make sure that there are no leaks, to do a gas leakage test see Patio heater problem solving. Next check the tilt switch if fitted, just short it out by joining up the two leads. If OK look for any debris/insects around the pilot and clean. A worn thermocouple will turn the gas off, these can last anywhere for 2 years up to 6 years but will at some point need replacing.
may be that your cylinder is malfunctioning, cylinder has a leak, or
the pilot is clogged. Please see steps below to troubleshoot. Note:Regular maintenance is critical to the successful operation of your patio heater.
Is the cylinder valve closed? If so, open the cylinder valve but not fully.
Check to see if you can light it manually. If the unit lights manually but not with igniter, service or replace igniter switch.
that there is no air in the gas line. Open the gas line and bleed it
(pressing control knob in) for not more than 1 - 2 minutes or until you
may be a blockage in the orifice or pilot tube? Bugs and spiders get
into the pilot assembly, venturi tube and burner ports causing the unit
to either not light or poor performance.
Is the regulator hose pinched or kinked?
Cleaning the pilot assembly.
If the piezo igniter won't spark to light the pilot, check the wiring to the igniter, It may simply have lost it's ground. Slide the wire off the igniter prong (looks like a thick needle) on the pilot assembly and then push it back on. That usually will reestablish the ground.
If you continue to have problems with the heater, contact Blue Rhino (the manufacturer) Customer Care 800-762-1142.
Hope this helps you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know.
they will be air in the gas line , and the pilot injector being so small it will take ages for gas to come through , you need to purge the gas line undo a union or nut or pilot suppy to purge the line of air test joints after with soapy water .
The thermocouple is bad. That is the part right next to the pilot light that sense's the flame and hold the gas valve open to the pilot. Take the old thermocouple off and go to hard ware store and get a 18" one of what ever length you need and replace. 5 dollar part.
Your thermocoupler seems at fault. The thermocoupler is that probe that sits in the pilot flame. It controls the main fuel valve. Make sure that probe is in the pilot flame, better at the tip of the flame and hold the button down for a minute or so after lighting the pilot. If pilot extinguishes, the coupler is faulty. If pilot stays on the heater should fire up when you let up on the pilot button.. Good luck