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Mar 18, 2008 - Similar Questions: light pilot stays till release button suggestions ... If you have held it for a long time and it still won't stay lit, then your thermocouple is bad.... the gas valve doesn't think a flame is burning the gas coming out of the pilot ... less likely but somewhat common is the gasvalve... if the knob you are ...
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If The Burner lights and stays lit as long as the knob is depressed, but goes out after the knob is released then there is a failure with the thermocoupler or the valve itself. The thermocoupler can be tested once removed from the cooktop - as follows
Heat the tip on the thermocoupler with a match or lighter and measure the electrical connection (other end) with a voltmeter - it should read about 15 mV or slightly more with in a few seconds. If no voltage is read then the thermocoupler is faulty and should be replaced.
The valve coil can also be tested for continuity at while the unit is disassembled. If no continuity is found the valve is faulty and should be replaced
The small voltage created from heating the thermocoupler energizes the coil in the valve which in turn keeps the gas turned on while there is heat at the thermocoupler.
Some units actually reignite the burner if the heat is lost and the control knob is in the on position.
Infrared burners requite that the gas control knob be held in for 2 minutes or so, to allow the thermocouple on the infrared burner to heat up completely. If it's windy were you are, the wind can blow the burner out, while trying to light it. That's why it has a thermocouple on it, to stop the gas if the burner goes out. All cooking on the rotisserie is doon with the lid/hood closed, at temperatures around 250 degrees F. Once the infrared burner turns bright red, release the control knob.
Hope this helped you to get it lit. Thanks for choosing FixYa.
Sounds like the Thermocouple has failed and needs to be replaced. It's not difficult to do. But, finding the part may be. Blue Rhino, is the manufacturer for Endless Summer Patio Heaters, so start there.
Check what type of fuel, if using butane on cold days it will stuggle to stay alight, always use propane on outdoor patio heaters, propane will work in vvery low temperatures. If using propane check for leaks, do a leakage test, found this patio heater specialist site very useful.