Question about Heaters

2 Answers

Patio heater Unit pilot will light - no problem, but when switch is turned to low, pilot goes out.

Posted by on

2 Answers

Re: patio heater

Glad I could be of assistance and great the heater is working. Now you have done one they are all pretty similar so if you have others you usually do it the same or similar way. Thanks for letting me know.


Posted on Dec 18, 2007

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Contributor
  • 41 Answers
Re: patio heater

Hi larryalaska,

Sounds like you have a blockage to the main jet. If you have a compressor just blow the jet out from the top and with a bit of luck it will clear it. If not you may need to remove the outer covering and find the pipe to the main jet and again using compressed air just blow it out. Usually not much goes wrong with these apart from blockages every now and then and most of the servicing places just blow them out with compressed air. Just make sure if you remove a pipe you tighten the pipe up properly when re-fitting it. Hope this helps


Posted on Dec 17, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Burner comes on at 3.any lower goes out.6 inch yellow flamestarts on rite side under pressure.not burner rite of burner

Troubleshooting :: AZ Patio Heaters and Replacement Parts
How do I replace starting striker switch on a tall patio heater? How do I clean ... Why is my burner flame low? Why does ... Why does my pilot light, but goes out when heateris turned on high or low? Why do I get a yellow flame and black smoke? ... 6. Can I convert my LP gas patio heater into a natural gas patio heater? NO.

Nov 17, 2015 | Heaters

1 Answer

I have a Kirkland patio heater model # PTH-106SS-3G the pilot will not stay lit. Do I need to replace the whole pilot assembly

Hi, If the pilot light goes out when you turn the gas knob to full power on lighting them the most likely cause will be a worn thermocouple, these usually last between 2 years up to 6 years. Found this site very helpful, patio heater problem solving. They have a few solutions to checking patio heaters.

Oct 12, 2011 | Williams 2509612 Ceramic Mid-Size Heater

1 Answer

I have afrontgate propane patio heater and the pilot lights but when I try to put it into position to warm it goes out and will not stay lite.

Most common problem is a worn thermocouple, this will cause the pilot to light but go out when turned to full. There can be other issues but start by changing the thermcouple as these generally last between 2 to 6 years. If it still has problems check the tilt switch by shorting it out, found this site very useful, patio heater problem solving.

May 19, 2011 | Frontgate Stainless-Steel Outdoor Patio...

1 Answer

Pilot will light, but will not switch over to high or low....when you let up on the pilot button the pilot goes out

this heater is similar to a water heater. It has a thermocouple and they go bad. Before you replace it, check to see that the end of the thermocouple is in the pilot flame. If it is, the thermocouple may be bad. this is more likely than the gas valve being bad. they are usually very reliable because of the high liability issues related to them

Dec 20, 2009 | Endless Summer 153100 Open Flame Patio...

1 Answer

Main Heater will not light off

turn the gas on real slow. The air in the line is blowing out the pilot

Aug 26, 2009 | Stainless Patio Heaters - Steel Deluxe...

1 Answer

Charmglow gas patio heater

Your thermocoupler seems at fault. The thermocoupler is that probe that sits in the pilot flame. It controls the main fuel valve. Make sure that probe is in the pilot flame, better at the tip of the flame and hold the button down for a minute or so after lighting the pilot. If pilot extinguishes, the coupler is faulty. If pilot stays on the heater should fire up when you let up on the pilot button.. Good luck

May 30, 2009 | Coleman (5040B750) Patio Heater

4 Answers

Natural gas patio heater


Sep 27, 2008 | Heaters

3 Answers

Charmglow gas patio heater

My charmglow heater is a yeAr old and the pilot will ignite and stay lit for ever,but when you let up on it it goes out! What cam I do?

Mar 16, 2008 | Coleman (5040B750) Patio Heater

1 Answer

Windchaser patio heater

You have to hold the button down for 30 seconds at least before turning the knob to ON. If you are doing this and it still goes out after you let up on the knob, then it needs a new flame sensor, or thermocouple. Same thing different names.

Feb 29, 2008 | Endless Summer 2009 Open Flame Patio...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Heaters Logo

Related Topics:

63 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Heaters Experts


Level 3 Expert

1751 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers


Level 3 Expert

1033 Answers

Are you a Heater Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides