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I have an empire heater and the problem that I am having is that when the valve is turned on high or any setting, the flame burns for a few minutes then goes out. It will not stay burning, we have to relight the pilot light. What could be wrong?? The heater is burning propane fuel.

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Have you replaced the thermocouple? Have you cleaned the Pilot? Do you have a strong pilot flame and is it touching the thermocouple? Sometimes if you don't have a good strong pilot is that when you turn the main gas on it pulls the pilot flame away from the thermocouple and cools it off so it drops the signal. Check the gas pressure should have 10 to 11 "WC of manifold pressure.
And you could have a bad gas valve. Hope this helps.

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