Question about Desa International GWP20T GLOWARM Wall Mounted Panel Heater

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The pilot light will not stay lit after I let the button go to turn on the heater.

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  • janetp9898 Feb 11, 2009

    Yes you have to turn the dail to light and I have 3 setting low-med-high.The pilot won't stay lite to turn the dail.

  • jim beckwith May 11, 2010

    do you have to turn the lighter dail after you light it

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You most likely have to replance the thermocouple, its a safly feature that tells the gas valve that there is a flame present, if its not working its telling the gas valve that the pilot is not on and not to turn on the gas. If you look at your pilot light its a small metal rod that sticks into the flame, it should trace back and go directly into the gas valve.

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