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Ritetemp propane log

I have Pro-Com propane decorative stove model rt300tq. When I press the thermostat control valve down in the pilot position, propane comes out of the pilot tube in "Blow Torch" volume and then goes out? What is wrong?

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  • Zanepup Dec 11, 2008

    I have a Rite Temp propane fireplace also, I bought it Dec 8 2008,
    it lights up, runs for about 3 min and then it goes out!


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Your pilot assy is clogged, disassemble the pilot assy completely and inspect the orifice. there should be a tiny pinhole in the end of the orifice, clean well with small wire brush and reassemble, don't forget to clean the thermocouple while you have the assy out.

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Are you sure you cleaned the 'thermocouple' and not just a 'spark ignition electrode' ?? One with spark ignition will not have a gas valve that has a pilot position.... Kinda confusing and conflicting data to sort through ..... Hmmmm....

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If none of the above solves your problem. Contact me via email at americanhearthandhome1@yahoo.com. I am an ECS dealer. I'll be in my office until 1pm EST, today.

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