Question about Desa International CCL3018N 18KBTU VNTFRE GAS LOG Heater

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It lights okay but when we cut the logs off it goes out. We used these all of last year with no problem. Is there something we can do?

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This sounds like a problem with your thermocouple.

When the main burner goes off it can cause the pilot flame to drop just enough to cuase the milivolts in the thermocouple to drop out and shutthe unit down.


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

Posted on Nov 07, 2010

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