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Old 12-06-2017, 12:50 PM
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Default Help Little buddy heater won't light

Have a little buddy heater and it won't light, the pilot light will come on but that's it. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Old 12-06-2017, 12:52 PM
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I have the same issue as well. Normally when the bottle is cold though, I normally just give it a bit of help with a lighter and 50% of the time it goes.
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:05 PM
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I use a BBQ lighter and just hold it in place for about 20-30 seconds. These take a bit of time to fill the burner screen with enough gas/pressure it seems to me.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:56 AM
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They have to be vertical. There is a tilt sensor. I hear altitude is a big problem with them over 5000? Feet. Very cold propane doesn't have much pressure therefore low volume. All of these could explain your issue
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:03 AM
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Snow, ice or water can get into the gas line. Take the unit apart, unscrew the gas line, clear it, and reassemble.

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Old 12-07-2017, 03:07 AM
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I was tryin to operate mine without a filter in the line it caused all kinds of problems at times it was hard to light once light only run a short time then there were times it wouldn't light at all
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:10 AM
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clean off thermocouple with steel wool make sure it sits in middle of pilot flame.
so check no spider web in gas tube.

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Got it figured out. Thanks guys. It was a loose nut on the igniter.

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I find that causes a lot of my problems too!
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:34 PM
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I find that causes a lot of my problems too!
Happens when we get old.
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I find that causes a lot of my problems too!
thats what she said...

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