Question about Mr. Heater Mr Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater
I have a Mr. Heater Portable Buddy connected to a full 20# cylinder. The flame on the pilot light goes through a continuous cycle where it nearly dies and then burns so hot that a small flame ball shoots up the top of the heater. It will go through this cycle continuously and then eventually the pilot flame will die down low enough that the heater thermocouple registers the lack of heat and the safety feature trips to off. I've been using the heater for about a month and the issue started about a week and a half ago. Now it does this so frequently that the cycles will lead to a turn off within 10 minutes of first operation. I've tried two different full 20# cylinders. Both were originally from a cylinder exchange but I've had the one refilled at a dealer and get the same issue from it. The dealer did mention that the tank was taking longer to fill than he would normally expect and suggested a potential issue with the tank top valve. Just today I cleaned out the pilot tube and thermocouple with a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol. No carbon buildup in the pilot and only a little black from the thermocouple. I purchased an oil free hose to run from the tank to the heater but did not install a fuel filter. Could this be oil build up within the heater? Bad tank valves? Other ideas?
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Posted on Nov 28, 2013
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