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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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