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GAS is to getting to ignitor for my patio heater model # 385.001

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I assume you meant gas is not getting to the ignitor, take apart the head, if you are comfortable with it, and check for a blockage in the pilot assembly. If this does not fix the problem, try replacing the regulator.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010


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It's not the ignitor that you need to worry about, it's the pilot assembly (which may need cleaning) or the lamp's gas regulator.But, since you just replaced the tank, let's try something else first.

Turn the gas tank's valve OFF and disconnect the hose from the tank.
Wait 5 minutes and reconnect the hose to the tank.
Open the tank's gas valve VERY, VERY SLOWLY (Slow motion, slow).
Once the valve is fully open, try lighting the lamp again. IT may take a few clicks of the ignitor, so be patient. If the pilot lights and holds, you've solved the problem. Remember to always open the tank valve Very, Very Slowly.

If the above didn't solve the r, it may very well be tat the pilot is clogged and needs to be cleaned. Use canned compressed air with a straw nozzle (like you clean your computer with) to blow out the tip of the pilot and any other debris that you see. If that doesn't do the trick, you will need to replace the lamp's Hose/Regulator Assembly, as your is locked up. You can use a grill Hose/Regulator Assembly, which runs about $30.00 at hardware stores & home centers that sell gas grills and accessories.

I hope this helped you troubleshoot & solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

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