Question about Endless Summer Blue Rhino 235000 Commercial Outdoor Patio Heater - Stainless Steel Triple Dome

Open Question

Endless Summer Outdoor Patio Heater: hard to start, shuts off

Pain to start with the push button sparker and pilot light/thermo couple(?).  Shuts off unexpectedly.  I'm in CA and I bring it inside during the rainy season..... use it about 10 times per year.  Had it for 5 years now.
How do I bypass the pilot light and thermo couple(?) so I can start the heater with one of those long butane lighters ?????

Posted by on

Ad

3 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 10865 Answers

SOURCE: Propane patio heater ignition problem

I would change the thermocouple and here is why:

The thermocouple is the pilot's, well, co-pilot! It is the electronic device that senses if the pilot flame is hot enough to sustain burning the gas fuel from the burner. If the thermocouple thinks it's safe, then it keeps open the main gas valve located in the pilot assembly. If the thermocouple does not sense enough heat from the pilot flame (such as when the pilot is out), then the thermocouple shuts off the gas valve to the burners.
How the Thermocouple Works
So what is this thing and how does it work? Well the thermocouple (technically called a thermocouple junction) is a device that contains two metal wires welded at the ends and placed inside a protective metal case. The thermocouple sensor is found at the business end of the pilot flame and is designed to be placed in the hottest part of the flame. The other end is connected to the pilot valve body. As the thermocouple heats up, it produces a small amount of electricity and when it gets hot enough from the pilot, send a signal to open the gas valve by using a solenoid operated by a 24 volt transformer. The thermocouple calls the shots, and by converting heat to an electrical signal, it allows the gas valve to open or close. Once the gas valve is open, gas is then constantly supplied to the pilot and as required for the gas burners (as called for by the thermostat). If the pilot goes out, then the thermocouple gets cold and produces no electric signal to open the gas valve's solenoid and the gas valve shuts off the gas supply to the pilot and burners

Posted on May 27, 2009

Ad
cadesertmax
  • 274 Answers

SOURCE: Have Endless Summer patio heater. I got the burner

It could be the thermocouple, but you have to take the head apart to replace it. If you got the main burner to fire, then the thermocouple is probably ok. Try changing the regulator, easy to do and not to expensive. If that doesn't work, try taking the head apart and cleaning the pilot and main burner orifices, do both while you are in there. If you are not comfortable doing this, hire someone.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My gas endless summer heater shuts the flame off abruptly after 5 minutes or so. why??


The first consumable part to fail on a gas patio heater is the thermcouple, these can last anywhere between 1 year to 6 years. When faulty it will cause the heater to shut off when turned on at pilot. Found this site very useful patio heater problem solving.

Nov 18, 2011 | Endless Summer 233010 Natural Gas...

1 Answer

I have an endless summer patio heater the pilot lights but the does not stay on when you turn the knob to start the heater. Got it on once but then the flame blew out and could not start again


You need to replace the Thermocouple. Endless Summer Patio Heaters are manufactured by Uniflame, which is owned by Blue Rhino. You can order the Thermocouple direct ly from either company. Just make sure you have your Model Number handy.

Mar 06, 2011 | Endless Summer 2009 Open Flame Patio...

1 Answer

I have an Endless Summer patio heater. I have only used one 91) 20# LP gas tank and now afetr replacing the tank the pilot won't stay lite. I have call blue Rhino and they said it is the thermal...


I would have suggested the same thing. It may not be cleaning it needs. If the thermocouple has failed, then it needs to be replaced. I sure would start by giving it all a good cleaning though.
Farmerbear at FixYa.com

Sep 21, 2010 | Endless Summer Blue Rhino 235000...

1 Answer

The heater will not stay lit unless you hold the button in. Thanks, Susan


Try cleaning the thermo coupling, sometimes soot will cover this and it cannot detect a flame, light abrasive sandpaper will work. ( The thermo coupling is what the pilot flame touches

Jan 04, 2010 | Stainless Patio Heater - Steel Outdoor...

1 Answer

Have Endless Summer patio heater. I got the burner to run but after 3-5 minutes the heater shuts down. Also having problems getting the unit to fire after lighting pilot light Maybe thermo coupler?


It could be the thermocouple, but you have to take the head apart to replace it. If you got the main burner to fire, then the thermocouple is probably ok. Try changing the regulator, easy to do and not to expensive. If that doesn't work, try taking the head apart and cleaning the pilot and main burner orifices, do both while you are in there. If you are not comfortable doing this, hire someone.

Oct 21, 2009 | Endless Summer 2009 Open Flame Patio...

1 Answer

Propane patio heater ignition problem


I would change the thermocouple and here is why:

The thermocouple is the pilot's, well, co-pilot! It is the electronic device that senses if the pilot flame is hot enough to sustain burning the gas fuel from the burner. If the thermocouple thinks it's safe, then it keeps open the main gas valve located in the pilot assembly. If the thermocouple does not sense enough heat from the pilot flame (such as when the pilot is out), then the thermocouple shuts off the gas valve to the burners.
How the Thermocouple Works
So what is this thing and how does it work? Well the thermocouple (technically called a thermocouple junction) is a device that contains two metal wires welded at the ends and placed inside a protective metal case. The thermocouple sensor is found at the business end of the pilot flame and is designed to be placed in the hottest part of the flame. The other end is connected to the pilot valve body. As the thermocouple heats up, it produces a small amount of electricity and when it gets hot enough from the pilot, send a signal to open the gas valve by using a solenoid operated by a 24 volt transformer. The thermocouple calls the shots, and by converting heat to an electrical signal, it allows the gas valve to open or close. Once the gas valve is open, gas is then constantly supplied to the pilot and as required for the gas burners (as called for by the thermostat). If the pilot goes out, then the thermocouple gets cold and produces no electric signal to open the gas valve's solenoid and the gas valve shuts off the gas supply to the pilot and burners

May 27, 2009 | Endless Summer Blue Rhino 235000...

1 Answer

Pilot lights but burne wont ignite


not that familiar with that particular heater but in most cases if you can get the same length and can mount they are usually the same milli amp and will work remove the old one and take to a good hardware store they can most likely match up one

Dec 18, 2008 | Uniflame 200209 Open Flame Patio Heater

2 Answers

Outdoor patio heater won't stay lit


I'm told by Charmglow that the problem is the Thermocouple. iHowever,it took me several calls to get someone to admit this. They are sending a new thermocoupler. My heater is less than a year old and under warranty--but it's a shame things like this happen.

Originally I was told it could'nt be the thermocoupler as they normally last at least 5 years.

Try it--as it may solve your problem as well.

Sep 21, 2008 | Heating & Cooling

Not finding what you are looking for?
Endless Summer Blue Rhino  235000 Commercial Outdoor Patio Heater - Stainless Steel Triple Dome Logo

Related Topics:

150 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Endless Summer Pool & Spa Experts

Jay Finke
Jay Finke

Level 3 Expert

1339 Answers

Bill Jordan

Level 2 Expert

372 Answers

David Spradling
David Spradling

Level 3 Expert

5045 Answers

Are you an Endless Summer Pool and Spa Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...