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My reddy 30 heater will not stay lit after starting I have held the switch down for longer than 30 sec but it just want stay lit

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Thats sounds like a thermocouple problem its located right by the pilote light assembly,,,rod shaped object

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The thermocouple is what tells the gas valve to supply or not supply gas. Several things can cause the thermocouple to malfuntion.
1. pilot light jet is clogged and will not allow the pilot light to reach and heat the thermocouple. Repair by cleaning the pilot light jet out.
2. corrosion on the thermocouple which will also not allow the flame from the pilot to heat the thermocouple properly. Repair by sanding the thermocouple lightly with sandpaper
3. Thermocouple is bad and needs replacement.

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

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My reddy 30 heater will not stay lit after starting, I have held the switch down for longer than 30 sec, but it just want stay lit


The thermocouple is what tells the gas valve to supply or not supply gas. Several things can cause the thermocouple to malfuntion.
1. pilot light jet is clogged and will not allow the pilot light to reach and heat the thermocouple. Repair by cleaning the pilot light jet out.
2. corrosion on the thermocouple which will also not allow the flame from the pilot to heat the thermocouple properly. Repair by sanding the thermocouple lightly with sandpaper
3. Thermocouple is bad and needs replacement.

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I contacted ReddyParts.com and talked with their support department (866-883-9312). They instantly stated "your thermal coupler is bad". They had 1 in stock for 19.99 + shipping. I ordered it and plan to have it installed and tested by next weekend. The model I have is Reddy Heater Propane 35k to 55k (RLP55V).

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Sounds like the thermocouple is not working or the flame is not hitting the thermocouple. It may take 30 seconds of flame or longer to keep it on. Check for a loose connection at the gas valve.

Either a 30# or 110# tank of propane will work. You might even get by for a short period of time using a gas grill tank, depending upon how cold it is outside.

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