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Vanguard heater model vp2800btb

My heater will light, but after two or three minutes it goes out including the pilot light.

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Hi slowjam I am assuming it is a Natural Gas Heater. All it needs is a good blow out with compressed air. They tend to carbon up in the pilot light area. You will probably also find it is very dusty inside. Easiest way to clean the carbon out is to remove the hose at the heater and with compressed air blow through the fitting where you have removed the hose. Make sure you hold down the start button so the air can get through to the pilot light and jets. Don't connect the electricity for the fan when you do this. If you can get to the pilot light may pay you to hit it with some compressed air as well. Hope this helps. Regards Bryan

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Yep that was it.pretty blue flames on both units.would stay lit 4 a while then die.blew em out & good as new!!

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