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My ventless propane heating stove shuts off by itself

I have a Vanguard ventless propane stove model # svyd18pr. It has an ODS pilot asembly, I have more than enough square footage of space for the BTUs of the stove.
The pilot will stay lit for days... But when I turn the stove on it stays on for maybe an hour or less, sometimes only a few minutes then flutters, clicks and goes out. If I try to light it again soon it stays on for less than 5 minutes and goes out. If I wait a while it will stay on longer, but never more than 20 minutes to an hour or so. I vacumed the inside of the stove and blew out the air holes of both the burner and the pilot with canned air. I want to know if there is anything else I can try, or do I need to replace the pilot assmbly.

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  • sherri183 Jan 28, 2009

    Hi Paul

    One clarification is that the stove is not a Rinnai. It is a Desa Vanguard vent-less stove. With a log set. (I didn't have that option when I had to choose a product in order to ask this question, so I chose DESA Ventless gas). I don’t know the age but I would guess 8 – 10 years.

  • Paul Russo
    Paul Russo May 11, 2010

    Hi,



    How old is the stove? Rinnai is a good quality manufacturer and they make all of their own parts. The age will help more.



    Thanks Paul

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I have a Rinnai Ventless heater hooked up to a 20 lb propane cly with a Moble home type regulator in line, and when I light it the pilot light lights and stays on. When I turn it to the heat position the pilot light go's out and that it!

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I have Prime lp gas log stove works well except it will go out on its own then I have to relit pilot . It does have some age on it. I have taken file boared to clean tip of therm coupler and just tap on it and it may stay going for awhile. is it time for new cThx RLR
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I have a vangaurd five element natural gas heater that was working fine and not it will not light the pilot stays lite as long as you hold the knob drown but when you let it up the pilot goes out

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If you cleaned it already, then it could be the gas pressure. If the gas pressure is fine, then you most likely need to replace the ODS pilot. The part # you need is PP225. You can order it from Master Parts. You can find them online at www.masterparts.net or call them toll free at 800-466-1446. I hope this helps.

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