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Wont stay lit

I purchased by reddy heater over year ago  30-55,000btu. It had been working fine until today. After starting heater, I  keep the button pushed in, but when I let go, the heater quits.  I have held the button for several minutes, but it still quits when I let go.  I let go very slowly but it will not stay on.  It normally stays lit when I hold it for 15 - 20 seconds. The only thing I can think of is the thermocoupler is bad. Please let me know what you think and also how to fix the problem.
Tks
Joe Mahoney
7219 Frankfort St
Navarre, Fl 32566
E-Mail    nav7219@bellsouth.net

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  • nmdoug Feb 04, 2009

    I have the same problem. It had been running for up to an hour and then would go out. It would relight if the button was held for around a minute but now will not relight.

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Yep, sounds like you got it. Unscrew the fitting at the gas valve and take the thermocouple to a reputable Propane Gas supplier. They can match it up for you or you can order one off the internet.

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