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Charmglow table top patio heater will not light

I've cleaned the pilot light port. The ignition spark appears to work well. When propane does build up inside the unit and the spark is activated, it will light the gas from the main gas ports, but not the pilot.

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  • Dale Koehn
    Dale Koehn May 11, 2010

    does this unit have a Thermocouple ?

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If you are using the heater at temperatures below 40 degrees, ther will not be enough gas vapor to run the heater. If the temperature is above 40, look for an obstruction in the gas piping or gas valve itself. There is a small screen on the inlet side of the gas valve that you can inspect if you remove the inlet hose. Make sure you reinstall the hose using a teflon base pipe sealant on the threads.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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Returned it to Home Depot, paid $50 for upgrade to "better" unit.

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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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

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You got to heat the thermocouple to get the gas valve to open ... I guess you know that ... You checked for spider web???

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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