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Have sunstar corcho infrared heater, cleaned with compressed air, flame was blue and at angle, then flame went straight up, turned yellow then went out. Now get spark, but won't ignite. Did use plastic straw end of compressed air can to unplug pilot. Think I may have damaged pilot orifice valve????

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Hi mitalee1
All it needs is a good blow out with compressed air. They tend to carbon up in the pilot light area. You will probably also find it is very dusty inside. Easiest way to clean the carbon out is to remove the hose at the heater and with compressed air blow through the fitting where you have removed the hose. Make sure you hold down the start button so the air can get through to the pilot light and jets. Don't connect the electricity for the fan when you do this. If you can get to the top of the pilot light it may help to give that a blow out too.
To clean it out internally you only need to remove the front panelling. Just follow the screw configurations *** you go. I asm not familiar with that type of heater so thats about the best I can do. Regards Bryan

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