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Check and test thermocouple
Posted on Dec 20, 2016
Most likely need to replace the thermocouple
Posted on Dec 22, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Is there a frost line on your LP tank, if so you may need to replace the tank with a larger tank or refill your tank. This can happen if the tank your using is too low or too small (use 100 lb tank or greater). If there is no frost line it may be an issue with the thermocouple. The manufacturer offers a service manual and owner's manuals on there site. This should assist you... www.desatech.com Thank you
Posted on Jan 28, 2010
SOURCE: propane heater wont stay running
is the sensor for the thermocouple located in the right spot in the flame,remove it and if you have access to a propane torch,heat the end till its red hot and leave it connected to the gas valve,then start the unit and this will tell you if the sensor is properly positioned in the pilot flame on the unit itself,if not you could have a defective new thermocouple or another safety device keeping it from staying lit or the gas valve is faulty
Posted on Jul 28, 2010
Yes this is probably the thermocouple connection.
Just remove the end of the thermocouple from where is goes into the gas valve and leave the end that goes into the flame in place.
Clean the end of the thermocouple connect by scraping off just a little metal from the end just about there the nut tightens the thermocouple into the gas valve. After you have exposed some new metal do the same inside the valve where the thermocouple seats into the gas valve.
Use a small pic or similar item to scrape inside the gas valve to expose some new metal there also.
Now reassemble the thermocouple into the gas valve and see if the heater works.
Here is a link with some more instructions.
Posted on Oct 10, 2010
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