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Old 11-11-2009, 05:31 PM   #1
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propane heater problem

My bosses pilot light on the heater for his motorhome either blows it self out or gets a surge of oxigene and flares up. What would most likely be the cause for this?

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Old 11-11-2009, 09:02 PM   #2
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can you tell us more about this heater?
or what make model and year the rig is?

The RV propane heaters I'm aware of are all electronic ignition.
Even my 10 YO rig has not a single gas appliance with a standing pilot.

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Old 11-12-2009, 02:50 AM   #3
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The heater is probably automatic ignition and has a problem doing so. This is usually due to low voltage or debris in the combustion chamber. Make sure your battery voltage is at least 12 vdc and that you have the gas turned on. You my have to try turning it on and off a few time to purge the lp gas lines. If, after, trying several times with no success the unit will need to be pulled out and cleaned.
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It is a 1978 dodge Brougham 20 ft. the heater says Hydro Flame if that helps, It does have an ignitor on it. Will try purgeing it and see if that helps.
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