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I get a dirty gas smell on my clothes. It smell like burn diesel fuel. I also notices that the flame turn off , then come back on in a few minutes, is this normal, or do i have to hot of frame?

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You most likely have a weak, malfunctioning igniter. you can remove the lower panel and watch the ignition procedure. Here is a website that has more details that will help, Tim:

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