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Explosive Ignition When my LP gas heater lights, I hear the ignitor click and that is followed by an explosion rather than a smooth ignition in the burner area. This explosion varies in relation to how long it is between ignition cycles. The longer the time the greater the bang. I do not smell any gas when the heater is not operating so I do not think this is a leak that allows accumulation in the chamber but rather a failure to ignite when the main gas is first released. Ideas?

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    Igition time for the gas is taking too long, Accumulation of gas is creating too big flame when igniting. This might creat an explosion some days.
    Thanks to advise

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Check the alignment of the igniter to burner. It should be in the flame of the burner but to one side or just below. Does the igniter glow about 15 seconds prior to the gas valve opening or just a second or two. The igniter should glow 10-15 seconds prior. If the temperatures outside are unseasonably cold, you could be experiencing a gas regulator condition. If so, as the temperature rises, the condition would lessen. Call your gas company to get the regulator tested and gas pressure checked.

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