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Will not stay lit.

My heater will light, but after 5-10 minutes it starts sputtering and then goes out.

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  • dajomar Dec 05, 2008

    My RMI 80NGT is doing the same thing but goes out in less than 2-3 mins.. I clicks off giving reason that the thermo coupling or thermostat might be bad.. We've blown out the jets best we could... Also noticed that the pilot flame when heateris lit is pulled away from sensor.. Could this have anyting to do with it?



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I had the same problem with my RMC-8001SS heater, After about 7-8 minutes the pilot flame would start to sputter and go out. Try this test; Use a flashlight to look through the lower front grate, on the right side. There is a thin silver metal strip on the side of the brass pilot flame orifice. It is fastened with a screw on the top and is free on the bottom where it covers a hole in the brass tube. Get a long enough thin screw driver that you can put through the grate and touch the silver metal strip. Now, remove the screw driver and light the heater. Wait until the pilot flame starts to sputter, then using the thin screw driver, put a little pressure on the lower end of the silver metal strip. The pilot flame should instantly normalize. If it does, then this is your fix....
Remove 4 screws in bottom of unit and remove the center metal plate. The metal back of the heater can now be pulled out and up. There are two metal tabs at the top under the handle. Work the back piece a bit and the tabs will come apart, allowing you access to the inside of the heater. Hold the end of the brass pilot flame tube with a 7/16" wrench and remove the gas line with a 1/2". Take out the 2 screws under the plate that holds the pilot tube and thermo-couple. Now you can get at the silver metal strip on the pilot orifice. Remove the small screw holding the silver strip. Next, gently bend the strip to put a little downward bow into it. When you put it back on and tighten the screw, this will apply more pressure to cover the hole in the brass tube. Re-assemble the unit and it should work fine. I'm happy to have my heater working again!

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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


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