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Pilot lights but main burner won't

I can push in the control knob and push the pilot and i get it to light. but even when i hold in the control knob in for over a minute, once it's released the pilot goes out and i can't get the main burner to ignite.


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  • mama pink Feb 29, 2008

    We just bought model PHS patio heater. We can push in the control knob and the pilot light will ignite, but as soon as we release the knob it goes out and the main heater will not light. we have checked the connections and they all seem tight... very frustrated.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    the pilot light does not stay on even after I hold it down for over a minute. should the black gas knob be able to be pushed down ?



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Sometime if the heater has been sitting for days spiders get into the burner area or the area between the tank and the burner and make a web blocking the flow. I have taken a compressed air in a can like the ones you use for computers laptops and blow air up the shaft and around the burner wait 2 minutes then try again. Sometimes it takes 2 or 3 blowouts to work. Put the air compressor right in the little gas nozzle that comes out to light the pilot for the best results

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Brand new unit doing same thing out of the box. I believe its the thermcouple safety sensor is bad. Left message for the company. bought at costco may just have to haul it back to them let them deal with it. Good luck all - seems to be a common problem - the h/w store guys knew what it was right away.

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There seems to be a problem with the inflow of gas into the burner..Check the connection for any blocks, loose contacts etc.,

Posted on Nov 01, 2007

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    eagle338 Nov 01, 2007

    Analyze this ok..It is putting off becoz when you stop pressing the knob the gas supply is being cut..It is clearly a problem with the knob..try replacing it..Its gotta work..


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