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I have a comfort glow model CJ26PL propane heater when i turn it on to high it works good for prolly 2min then the mediun side burner like blows out and wont stay lite so i can only run it on low after that?

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  • Brian Nov 07, 2012

    What are the air shutters ?

  • Joe A H. Nov 08, 2012

    It is a round metal plate that mounts over the orfice and has a slice of pie shape opening

  • Joe A H. Nov 08, 2012

    that moves to make the opening bigger or smaller at the back of the burner by shutting down the air that is drawn into the burner with the gas from the orfice.

  • Joe A H. Nov 08, 2012

    by closing the opening it makes the flame smaller and not trying to blow off of the burner and away from the thermocouple.

  • Joe A H. Nov 08, 2012

    Here is a link for the manual and Tech support phone #. http://www.allpartsinc.com/mmAllParts/Ot...

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If it has air shutters on the burners try turning the air down. also you may want to check gas pressure. LP on the average has 10 to 11" of water colume. If it is higher than you will need to turn the gas pressure down..

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  • Brian Nov 07, 2012

    What are the air shutters ?

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SOURCE: heater lites then goes to low flame will not stay on high flame

Pilot sensor or thermocoupler

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Comfort Glow Vent-free Gas Heater CGN18B

Check with Ebay seller s.a.w.inc for available thermocouples. If that doesn't solve the problem the valve unit will likely need replaced.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a comfort glow

you have a fuel flow problem somewhere. you need someone with a flowmeter and an ounce pressure gauge to check all your regulators and control valve.

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

SOURCE: I bought a comfort glow vent-less space heater

According to the Comfort Glow Website, this is a Natural Gas unit. If you use propane you will need
a minumum 100# LP Cylinder and a pressure regulator. I have a Comfort Glow unit and went through the same process.

If you have it hooked up to a 30lb cylinder without a regulator I would think that if you purged the gas line
of air you should be able to light the pilot.

On a new unit you can expect to push the spark ignitor button at least a dozen times while holding
down the gas valve button.

Good Luck

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Comfort Glow

Hi. Thanks for your question.

  1. Remove the screws that hold the front cover in place along with the front cover. Hold the pilot control down and ignite with a lighter. Keep the pilot engaged until thermocouple is warm enough to keep pilot gas flowing. If it will light this way then you need to blow out the pilot orifice. It seems that every year I have to go in after the summer season when the heater is off and clean the pilot/orifice lines with high pressure air. I believe spiders/bugs/dust block pilot orifice when it is not in use. You can also tell that orifice is blocked when you don't get a good blue pilot flame with pressure behind it allowing the flame to submerse the thermocouple. If the the thermocouple is not getting enought heat it will turn pilot gas off for safety reasons.
  2. Or the oxygen depletation sensor has failed. When it fails it cuts all gas flow as a safety precaution. Because the sensor is built into the gas flow control it is not servicable and requires a replacement. These are the weak point on all ventless gas heaters and fireplaces.
I hope this helps you out.
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