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Hello, I hope you can help me. My Mr. Heater outdoor heater/cooker is not working properly. For some reason it does not hold the flame. Its as though the propane is not coming through the lines. When I hold in the igniter until the flame burns orange, I release the igniter, and it is suppose to hold the flame, but it cuts out. I have to hold the igniter in manually the whole time.

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Take a thin wire and check the holes in the burner to make sure they are not plugged up. Also check where the hose

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