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I have a propane reddi heater and I can't get it to stay on after I light it, it won't stay on. Is there something that needs to be cleaned or replaced

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Generally speaking a propane heater stays lite because the pilot stays lite. The pilot flame touches a thermocouple which produces a current which keeps the main valve open. Pilot goes out or you have a bad thermocouple or the pilot is slightly clogged (reduced heat to thermocouple) or maybe the thermocouple is not touching the flame enough. Most times when a propane heater goes out the problem is somewhere in that neighborhood. Thermocouple - pilot. I have always had luck carefully taking those parts off, cleaning, and reassembling, but check the position of the thermocouple first. Looks like a small brass rod which sticks into the flame. This is a safety mechanism to prevent the flame being blown out and leaving the gas on. Good luck

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