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Old 10-20-2010, 07:32 AM   #1
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I just got a used All-Pro propane heater. The fan comes on just fine, I can smell some gas, but the piezo sparker does not ignite the flame. Is this the way it should look down inside the tube? I'm not sure where the sparker is supposed to 'spark across' from the tube to metal. I don't see a spark, nor hear it trying. Do I need a new 'sparker' assembly, or am I just too stupid to try to use this? lol

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DM , I haven't seen a heater like you describe. But, if the small tube? is a pilot. then, I would say the sparker should point toward it & not the burner

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Old 10-20-2010, 01:31 PM   #3
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No, it's not a pilot. It's solid, not hollow.
I can get sparks inside, I can smell the gas, it just won't LIGHT!
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:22 PM   #4
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If you have a good spark .maybe gas to air mixture isn't correct. They couldn't get it to work .That's why they got rid of it
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:57 PM   #5
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Post a pic of the other side.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:17 PM   #6
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Dunno what good that will do....but OK!

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Old 10-20-2010, 05:47 PM   #7
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The white thingy/flame sensor is in the correct position as the gas/flame comes out the middle and mixes with air from the many holes. That sucker is all rusted up and your ignition spark is weak/too small and jumping in the wrong place. Try take the igniter apart and clean out the rust or buy a new one.
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So.... you're saying it SHOULD be near the solid post thing?

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Here's a close-up... but if the sparker does not want to co-operate, is there any other way I can ignite this thing safely?

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The sensor has to sense the flame at it's most stable spot and that is where it comes out. The sparker has to ignite the MIXTURE of gas and air safely so that is why it is near an air hole. No way to ignite it safely but post some B4 and after pics of your forearms so we can know how it turned out.

Kenmac may be right and your gas too air mixture may be improper. Tank manifold/regulator or reg inside the unit may be faulty. Propane is VERY finicky at the best of times. Hope you did not pay too much for it.

The sparker is just above the probe thing and below that sheet metal screw. Looks submerged to me. Maybe it needs to be moved further out past that plate into the gas stream.
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DM. I found a wiring diagram (not sure if it's for your mod) It shows that the other part is a spark plug. the smaller ceramic part must be flame sensor. Actually, it has 2 diagrams



http://www.portable-heaters.com/manuals/000096-01.pdf
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I found that too, but it's not the right one.

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Maybe your gas pressure is too low. Is it attached to a small propane tank with a seperate regulator.
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small tank, yup.

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If you are following the ignition instructions on the data plate it tells you exactly how to start it.
The big red button has to be continually pushed in and out for spark. This heater does not have automatic ignition. If it does not spark when pushing in /letting go and pushing in constantly the igniter is N.G.
With the gas off and the power off you should be able to see the spark while pushing the larger red button in and out.


If you read the instructions it states this unit should be serviced by a qualified factory service rep. These are not the type of heaters you want to be messing with if you don't understand them. It could be fatal!!

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