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Vent Free Blue Flame heater: shuts off

Vent Free Blue Flame heater Model MD300TBA: pilot lights then when you turn the temp knob up pilot light gets smaller then all of a sudden there is a big burst of flame then it turn completely off

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Sounds like a gas pressure problem. Have your gas company check the pressure.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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If the gas line had been turned off to the heater, the pilot may not light the first couple of tries, due to air being in the gas line. If that is the case, hold the control knob in until you smell gas, let off, wait 5 minutes and repeat the lighting sequence.

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