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Rlp 30 won't stay lit after holding control button 30 seconds

Rlp 30 will not stay lit after control button is held in 30 seconds.
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  • mkas10 Dec 29, 2008

    I have the same problem with a one year old Air Pro, RLP40 unit, made by Desa and sold by Home Depot. Desa has not responded to my repeated requests for assistance and Home Depot no longer handle that product....believe that it is now the Reddy Unit. My unit lights fine and shuts off as soon as I take my thumb off of the button during the starting process, even after after a minute.

  • DrMainprize Jan 06, 2009

    I have this problem as well. Tried new propane tank, cleaned lines, and cleaned flame sensor but still cannot get it to stay lit after I release the control knob.

    Please post your solution if you find one.

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Chk and make sure the thermocoupler bulb is in the pilot flame, If it is, it is defective and needs to be replaced. Easy, inexpensive repair. Good Luck, Ned

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