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Reddy Heater RLP 30 ignites but won't stay on.

Hello, I have a RLP 30 forced air heater. It will readily ignite and stay on as long as I keep the other red button depressed. As soon as I let off that button the flame goes out.

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  • splake Sep 06, 2008

    My reddy heater runs good as long as I have the pre start (heat) button pushed in. As soon as I let it go the burner goes out, even after holding it is for 5 min.

  • IDBigDog Oct 11, 2008

    I have a 35000 propane Reddy Heater and it too will only stay lit when the starter button is depressed. The expert said that it sounded like a Thermocouple, my question is: Is this something that I can order from someone and who would carry this part.



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Sounds like a bad thermocouple.

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I contacted ReddyParts.com and talked with their support department (866-883-9312). They instantly stated "your thermal coupler is bad". They had 1 in stock for 19.99 + shipping. I ordered it and plan to have it installed and tested by next weekend. The model I have is Reddy Heater Propane 35k to 55k (RLP55V).

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