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Flame out on a DCS Patio Heater

After I ignite the patio heater it will run smoothly for a couple of minutes and then click and it will shut off. I can immediately relight the heater and it will run again smoothly and shut off in a matter of two minutes.
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Thermo-coupler (cheapest to fix) or valve

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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    MARK BIALLAS Aug 30, 2011

    The DCS is one of the better patio heaters. You're pilot is probably partially clogged. When a slight breeze blows it off of the thermocouple it will make a click sound and shut down. Clean the pilot assy and make sure your thermocouple is not loose in the valve. It's not very common for the electromagnet in the valve to go bad but it has happened.

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