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I am trying to light a heater that is a couple of years old. The pilot will light but the main burner will not. I have changed tanks but no luck. Can you help.

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Hello,
So the pilot flame stays lit after you release the pilot button, but goes out when you turn the knob to on. First make sure the pilot flame is a strong blue flame that is actually heating the thermocouple. If it's a lazy yellow flame, then it is dirty and will need to be blown out with a can of air with attached straw (to remove dust, spiderwebs, etc). You also might check the burner and orifice to make sure they are not blocked by a bug nests, etc and clean out as needed.

Make sure the thermocouple tip is not burn't off from the pilot flame. It should be a smooth rounded tip. If it's not, then replace it.

Lastly, make sure you're not turning the propane tank valve on too fast. To check this; disconnect the tank, reconnect it and then turn the valve on very slowly. Hopefully one of these solutions will fix your problem. Have a great weekend! Douglas

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