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Wont run I have a small propane reddy heater that will start fine but when i let go of the igniter the flame goes out. They suggest that u hold the igniter in for 15 sec. the heater will not run even if i hold it in for several min.

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Re: wont run

Two things come to mind here. the high limit shutoff and the millivolt generator. the hi limit cutoff is a thing that looks like a metal pill with two wires coming off it. those two wires connect to the two tabs on the millivolt generator cappillary. its purpose is to keep the millivolt circuit closed. The millivolt generator produces a very small (750 ma) voltage which is in turn connected internally in the gas valve to a small electromagnet. with a flame on the voltage is generated and keeps the pilot valve open. replace either or both devices.

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