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Not much info to go by here Patty.
A gas fired heater needs spark and fuel to ignite. We need to start by to determining which is missing.
The H series has seen a few progressions. Does yours have no lights, 3 lights, or a lcd display? Propane or natural gas? Standing pilot or spark ignition?
Do any lights or display come on? Do you hear any clicking?
This can sometimes happen if the propane tank runs empty or the unit has been setting for some time. It is typically the regulator is stuck and will not allow gas to pass through the regulator. You may need to clean your regulator with some WD-40 or sometimes just tapping on the regulator several time with allow the diaphragm to start working again.
If the heater is a few years old the first consumable part to go is a thermocouple, these are easy to change and when worn will stop the pilot from lighting. If that does not fix it take a look at patio heater porblem solving page which I found very useful.
I am guessing that this is a propane model. If so, when it is sparking, can you hear any propane flowing at the pilot. It will sound like a light hiss. If not, either the pilot is plugged, caused my many reasons, or the regulator on the propane hose is stuck. If you are able to access the pilot assemble, you can take a small wire, or even a sewing needle to clear the orifice. If that does not help, you may need to replace the regulator or the connection for the tank.
BE VERY CAREFUL sticking matches in any propane appliance! With the gas OFF see if you can physically see the spark when you push the ignitor, if yes, the problem may be the regulator or bottle pressure the only test i am aware of for the regulator is replacement.
If you have a piezo ignition, then all you will hear is one click when you turn the knob. If I am guessing correctly, when you push in the knob and turn it, the gas flows to the pilot assembly, when you turn the knob far enough it will clilck and that sends the spark to the pilot assembly to light the pilot. Try turning the knob slowly before you get to the click, that will allow more gas to flow to the pilot. If this does not work, then you may have a blockage in the pilot.
bucklehead...I assume you discarded the 2 year old fuel... if not do so. Your fuel delivery problem could be caused by a number of things. 1. Incorrect air pump pressure, 2. worn or restricted nozzle, 3. deteriorated fuel line or air line, which in turn is creating the ignition problem, 4. the spark plug is bad OR you may not have a fuel delivery problem at all - just a photocell that has gone bad or has a wasp nest built betweem the eye and the flame (check this first). If the photocell can't see the flame it will shut the heater down. That's it's only job. More troubleshooting tips