I have not used my endless summer patio heater since last fall. I bought a new tank of propaned, cleaned out the cobwebs checked all connections and tried to light up the heater. It does not work. I can...
Mike, the problem started when you turned the new tank ON. But, it is correctable most of the time.
Turn the LP tank valve OFF and disconnect the hose from the tank. Wait 5 minutes and reconnect the hose to the tank. Open the gas valve VERY, VERY, SLOWLY (Slow motion, slow). Once the tank valve is fully open, light the pilot and hold the gas control valve in for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Release the control valve and turn it to the ON position. Did the burner light and does the flame height look correct? If so, you solved the problem. Just remember to always turn the tank valve on Very, Very Slowly.
If the above didn't solve the problem, you will need to replace the heater's Hose/Regulator Assembly. A gas Grill's Hose Regulator Assembly should work and you can purchase one from any hardware store of home center that sells grills & accessories for about $30.00. Take your old one with you for comparison purposes.
Hope this helped you to troubleshoot & solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.
Sep 18, 2011 |
Endless Summer Heaters