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I havge an older RLP 100, When turn the knob counter clockwise to the low position and push it down the fire ignites. As soon as I let up on it the flame goes out. I held the knob down for a minute or so and still the fire goes out. Where do I go for parts?

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This could be that you just need to reseat the thermocouple.
Try this before you purchase new parts.

You can go to www.allpartsinc.com to purchase parts.

Just remove the end of the thermocouple from where is goes into the gas valve and leave the end that goes into the flame in place.

Clean the end of the thermocouple connect by scraping off just a little metal from the end just about there the nut tightens the thermocouple into the gas valve. After you have exposed some new metal do the same inside the valve where the thermocouple seats into the gas valve.
Use a small pic or similar item to scrape inside the gas valve to expose some new metal there also.

Now reassemble the thermocouple into the gas valve and see if the heater works.

Here is a link with some more instructions.
http://www.msservice.net/ts/reseat_thermo-clean_pilot-ODS.htm

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