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Patio heater when turing on patio heater the flame lights fine but when i let go of the knob the flame shuts off.repeated steps holding down knob for up to minutes and flame shuts off. propane tank full. thanks

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Buffalo12980
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SOURCE: Patio heater won't stay lit

make/model??

Posted on Oct 15, 2007


Buffalo12980
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SOURCE: Kirkland heaters - outdoor patio

get a new thermocouple

Posted on May 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Patio Heater pilot lights won't stay lit

crappy pilot flame (not properly heating the thermocouple), bad thermocouple, thermocouple loose where it screws into the pilot safety valve, bad safety valve magnet.

One or more of those is the problem.

Oh...there is also a saftey switch...in case it tips over. It will also cause the pilot to not stay lit (if the switch or wires that go to i are faulty)

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

AZSTALZ
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SOURCE: charmglow patio heater

Well, I just went out this morning and worked on the heater after it would not light last night. Turns out that a spider or moth set up camp in the pilot light intake housing and plugged up the two small mixer holes that pull in air for the pilot light. This would explain the 'yellow-flame'. I took a punch awl and some compressed air and cleaned out the hole, then re-installed the cover and knob. Lastly, I turned and depressed the knob and the pilot light ignited almost instantly, stayed on when I let the knob up, and the heater turned on normally after that. Good luck, I hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

Accurate Joe
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SOURCE: Reddy propane heater RLP100

Try a little longer, sometimes it takes a full minute to heat the thermocouple. Check and make sure thermocouple is in flame. If all this is ok. then your going to have to change the valve.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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