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SR-1001 pilot does not stay lit

Hi:
You seem to know your way around this Berkeley Forge patio heater.
The pilot on mine only stays lit if I hold in the pilot button.
When I let it back out, no matter how long I wait, it goes out before I can get the control into run mode.
Any ideas on what to do?
Rgds
BIll Weir
weir@ix.netcom.com
408-210-7672

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  • phillybill Jan 12, 2009

    Thanks Carl -

    I have no idea how to replace it, or get a new thermocouple - do you have any help or can describe how to replace it?



    I do note that Berkeley Forge seems out of business so no idea how to get a new thermocouple - are these generic so I could try to use another brand's thermocouple?

    Rgds

    PhillyBill

  • phillybill Jan 17, 2009

    Thanks Carl - I am going to dis assenble and clean everything up and then see if it works - I had not used the unit in 2 years and I read where spiders and dirt can block the thermocouple....

    Rgds

  • phillybill Jan 17, 2009

    Thanks Carl - I am going to dis assenble and clean everything up and then see if it works - I had not used the unit in 2 years and I read where spiders and dirt can block the thermocouple....

    Rgds

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Replace the thermocouple

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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    carl carpenter Jan 13, 2009

    most thermocouples are the same jsut the length is what you go by 18 in. to 72 in. should be a copper wire/tubing coming from the gas valve to the pilot light. it unscrews from the gas valve and either unsrews from pilot burner or just pulls out .hope this helps.

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