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Charmglow gas patio heater

Our patio heater is a little over a year old. It will not turn on. when you push the ignition switch you get a loud ticking sound, nothing happens.

the gas cannister is full and is operational, as it works on the grill.

thanks for any help.

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  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    The "sparker on mine is worker and I can see the spark but the pilot does not light. I was able to light the pilot with a lighter as long as a pressed down on the control know it stayed lit. Once I tried to turn the knob to low the pilot went out. I pressed the know for well over a minute and repated it 5 or so times. The propane tank is full.



    any ideas.

  • guest86 Jan 18, 2009

    same prollem, the pilot lights but when i let go the pilot goes out. when i turn to high or low pilot goes out. if i push in for pilot and then push the ignitor the pilot lights and stays lit as long as i am holding it in.. let go or try to set to low-high, flame goes out...

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    i have a charmglow heater ,i light it and it burns for five minutes and then goes out.

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    PUSH KNOB IN PILOT LGHT STARTS ...LET GO AFTER 4 MIN LIGHT GOES OUT AND HEATER WONT START

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    I have the same problem with mine . the pilot light lights and goes out when i let go!! I've vacumed it out but it was pretty clean to begin with. ???? who knows??

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Charmglow heater,,my pilot lights,but when we turn knob to #2 the pilot goes out.tank is full,is it the regulator or the thermostat control valve?

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My charmglow heater is a yeAr old and the pilot will ignite and stay lit for ever,but when you let up on it it goes out! What cam I do?

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The ticking noise is the ignigtor. If the gas tank is full, and the regulator is on, then try lighting with a match or fire of some sort. Be careful of the spark-er! If it lights, then the spark needs to be adjusted so it catches the gas better. If it doesn't lite, then the hole for the pilot is plugged. An outside heater is common for a spider or other creature to make this his home. You need to clean it out. Compressed air even another flame may do it. if not It needs to be removed and cleaned out. If you can see the little hole, trey poking a thin piece of wire into it, it may get it.

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    MARK BIALLAS Jul 06, 2011

    If the pilot lights and you can ignite the heater but then it goes out after a few minutes it is your tip switch. Your tip switch is inline with your thermocouple so the symptom points to the thermocouple. If the pilot doesn't light at all take apart the heater from the top down one layer at a time until you can see the pilot assy. There will be a small hole at the base of the pilot assy. We use a compressor here in our shop and in the field to blow the pilot out from the bottom up. Never do the top down you will compress any debris down into the pilot and cover the pilot orifice.

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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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