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Pilot and heater will not stay ignited

I changed the thermocoupling, hold down the ingnite button, its lights, but goes out. I cleaned the gas orfrice, I believe its the thermostat or control switch, Is a wall mount no vent 5 brick LP Empire, model SR30T-1

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skypainter, I also am having the exact problem you are. After reading what buffalo said, I removed my glass cover and knocked the pilot piece a couple of times with my screwdriver handle and so far so good. Guess it loosened up the spring. Just hope to get through the cold season.

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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thermocouples you can buy from any heating spares oulet or national energy a hone well is most common for useing as a replacement

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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SOURCE: pilot flame moves off thermocouple when main flame

You must get the dust out of the ODS chamber that builds up during warmer months. If you go monkeying with the flap it will quit altogether. I use a simple squirt of rustbuster into the pilot, let it dry and all is well once more. You can get rustbuster at ace hardware for $2

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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I have the same htr in Mich. & have worked on gas htrs.for many years.
Does the flame go out when you let go of the button to lite it?
If it does, then the thermocouple is bad.

If the flame stays on, but goes out when you turn the dial,
the gas regulator is bad.

Probably a little more expensive to buy new then to fix it.


Posted on Nov 22, 2009

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SOURCE: empire wall heater with wall vent pilot light

It sounds like the gas valve is dropping out. Make sure the system is venting the exhaust(no restrictions). Then make sure all your wiring connections in the unit are tight. In a millivolt system if all wiring connections aren't tight and clean your circuit will drop in millivolts and the gas valve will drop out. The gas valve requires a certain millivolt to stay open. I hope I was of some assistance!! Good luck!!

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

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Too much gas pressure. Are you sure that this is a LP heater and not a Natural gas heater? Is the regulator you have rated under 1/2 pound pressure? Try to throttle down the shutoff on the tank to see if pilot gets better. If so, you have a pressure issue. Gas you adjust the pilot gas valve?

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Pilot will light but won't stay ON

Pilot Light won't stay lit?

We get asked this question many times.

If you light your pilot light, hold in the button and then when you release it and the pilot light goes out, generally you need a new thermocouple. Gas repairs can only be undertaken by a qualified gas technician so you can't do this job yourself.

The thermocouple is a safety device that recognises that the pilot has a good flame and is enough to ignite the main burners. The thermocouple open that valve to the burner.

In limited circumstances the thermocouple doesn't need replacing, either the shield that aims the flame to the thermocouple has become dislodged, or the pilot jet is a little blocked by debris. Either way, having the appliance serviced by a qualified gas fitter is the way to go. I am sure you will have seen news stories about explosions caused by gas leaks and faulty appliances.

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I have a dyna glo 30,000btu lp ventless wall heater. I know it needs the ingniter replaced. I have tried to light it by hand and can not. It seams like their is know gas getting thru,is this possible

yes you have to get the thermo couple hot in order to get the gas valve to open to ignite the main flame
You are probably trying to light the main flame and not the pilot
Hold the pilot light button down and put flame to the pilot light opening
You need to be very careful depending on the type of flame you are using to light with the thermocouple could get hot enough to open the main burner flame and it will ignite

I suggest replacing the igniter rather than doing the above step

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We have aRinnai gas heater and its about 30yrs old ????? we rent. anyway the three buttons on top dont seem to work the first one to ignite wont stay down and the others wont work without this can u help

hold the first button down until pilot lights and thermocouple heats then release slowly if still does not work possible faulty thermocouple lead need gas fitter to replace

Jun 10, 2011 | Heaters

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Pilot light will not stay lit. I have tried holding the button down for 1 min, 2 min, 3 min and once the button is released the flame goes out

Is the pilot light FLAME touching the 'ThermoCouple'?
(This is a little rod-like device, that generates a signal voltage,)
This signal tells the Gas valve that it is safe to let the main gas in to the burner.

This ThermoCouple might be dirty-- or sooted up-
or it might need replacing.

Try cleaning the surface of the TC first--
Then--Try adjusting the discharge of the pilot, so it positively heats the TC

Does that allow the Gas valve to open now?

If you want to try changing out the TC-- take the model and information off from the gas valve, and the heater-- possibly your local hardware will have Thermocouples?-
If not-- yo may have to call a service company-- see if they will sell yo one..

Let me know where you want to go next with this trouble shooting process.

Mack B

Jan 14, 2011 | Heaters

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Heater won't stay lit.

Change out the thermocouple, this will take care of the pilot problem. Very easy to take out and change.This is what keeps the pilot on and when it fails, no pilot. Sincerely, Shastalaker7

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I have what looks to be an old monterey wall-mounted gas heater. the lighting instructions are illegible, and i have never lighted such a unit. i can't even find a model number on it. i need to light the...

look at gas valve, there should be a knob on valve, turn knob to pilot and push button in and hold, the silver tubing coming off valve follow it under the burner, as your holding pilot button down light the endunder burner, if flame appears hold pilpt button down for about a minute then change valve to on and pilot should stay lit, if pilot goes out redo and hold longer, the thermocouple may need to be cleaned.

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Dear Experts, I am having problems with my heater.It's pilot light keeps on going out.Do you know what to do to help solve the problem? Thanks, Mystery Guest

light pilot, after pilot is kit hold valve button to keep gas manually coming out when valve is set to on pilot should stay lit, if pilot goes out right away you can gently sand thermocouple to clean foreign material off the end if this does not work thermocouple may need to be replaced.

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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

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Pilot lite will not stay lite

You need to change the thermocouple on the unit.


First check to see if the flame is hitting the thermocouple when the flame is on when you hold down the button. If it is then remove the the thermocouple and replace with the same size. You should be able to pick one up at your local hardware store.

If when you replace the thermocouple the flame does not stay lit still you may have a bad gas valve.
Hope this helps and please rate this!

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