I was going to buy a new water heater but my buddy said that perhaps the problem was the pilot light flow? Also I needed the small size of the Little Buddy as my flip shack is very limited in space. Started May 6, 2015, By Patio Heater Won't Stay Lit One common issue that patio heater owners face is keeping their patio heater lit. You won't regret it. I gave up and bought a Little Buddy (by Mr. Heater). it will not stay lit. If not then refill or replace it. Could get the pilot to stay lit at all. We tried different propane bottles, tilted it all different ways to see if that would help, nothing worked. Another potential cause for a low flame is that the gas hose is kinked. Apparently when you open the valve wide the gas hose ends up getting vapor lock and the heater cannot draw enough gas to stay running. F215100 - MH4B Little Buddy Heater 3800 BTU|North America's Most Popular Portable LP Heater! Sometimes the thermocouple gets coated with carbon from the propane.   Mine still hasn't been warshed  and im still here. Explore the Mr. Heater University page for informational videos, downloads, and frequently asked questions. A full propane tank is much heavier than an empty propane tank. As leech asked, what kind of smoker due you have now? Read some reviews and figured I’d try this. I bought the Mr. Heater Little Buddy heater about 3 years ago. Crow Hunter Check to make sure the propane tank has enough fuel in it. When the outdoor temperature is less than 40 degrees F and the tank is less than one-quarter full a low flame will result. Portable Buddy Heater - Massachusetts and Canada version . Any bubbles will indicate a leak – if so tighten the fittings slightly more and recheck. Posted December 31, 2020, By 2 Reviews. 1 Review. If neither of those are the problem then I would check your regulator.   Sometimes using a small tooth file and lightly sanding the thermocouple will help to remove the carbon build up. it will not stay lit. I bought the stand for it and put a wheel set on it to roll it around.  I just got mine out of the shed today and tried to fire it up. Make sure to use the soap and water test to determine if there are any leaks. It was made with two ceramic panels that glowed red-hot at full tilt. Thanks for the replies. Even later, we mounted that heater on a cabinet. I see the same issue at below zero and my buddy heater. Rating: 100%. Check all other fittings as well. Discussion Starter • #1 • Feb 18, 2010. Probably took 20 to 30 minutes I’d say. Out of stock. My little buddy heater wont stay lit If there is a draft it will blow out, if you run into it there is a safety shut off. The problem may also be in the regulator. it will not stay lit. If there is, then clean away the carbon. that one does the same thing. 62 Posts . This could mean that the gas pressure is too low. Got drawn for season C. Let’s hope the weather cooperates. I bought the Mr. Heater Little Buddy heater about 3 years ago. You should replace or refill your propane tank. Powered by Invision Community. But the Mr Heater I have used at all altitudes and not had much problem with.   Add to Wish List. When a propane heater won’t stay lit, often what is happening is that the propane heater may sense that the flame is defective in some way, triggering the propane heater’s safety functions and causing it to shut off. This control is part of the gas valve assembly and normally has a dial that will allow for temperature adjustment and will also have a probe that monitors the water temperature. Right now i open my valve 1/8 turn and … that one does the same thing. Started December 30, 2020, Copyright © 1998-2020 Hot Spot Outdoors - WorldWide WebResults Inc. - Powered by Outdoor WebResults Marketing. Sometimes the heater will stay lit but the flame is too low. Where they really shine is emergency heat indoors. So it can use a hose assembly like the F271803, but not the Buddy. We apologize for the inconvenience and confusion this has caused some customers. tacklejunkie Â, we are 'the leading edge' I Share on HSO, Copyright © 1998-2020 Hot Spot Outdoors - WorldWide WebResults Inc. - Powered by, North American Fishing, Hunting, Outdoors. Then remove the bracket that holds the pilot light and thermocouple together to that you will get the best access. Also check the reflector to make sure there is no carbon build-up. Please feel free to contact Mr. Heater Technical Service with any questions by … ... My Mr. heater will not stay lit I have to hold the button down for it to stay lit if I release … Ignitors sometimes get worn out and fail. Another reason that your patio heater won't stay lit also has to do with the thermocouple. i had this problem with an old sunflower heater before i borrowed it to my buddy. If your gas water heater doesn’t stay lit, you may have a defective control thermostat. Probably took 20 to 30 minutes I’d say. The Buddy Family heaters are our most popular units, great for indoor and outdoor heat, camping, hunting, tailgating, etc. Gas Heater Pilot Light Troubleshooting. You can keep your dang sunflower heater. i have to use a zip tie to hold down the button so it stays one. Have Customer Service contact you. Started April 1, 2020, By I have a Frabill one man flip shack so the 3800 btu/hr was more than enough heat. Thus, the thermocouple will turn off the patio heater as it tricks the gas value in to thinking that the pilot light is out. This fan has a noisy motor, and has also been rated by users as not powerful enough to fan the heat around larger rooms. You can … To order Service Parts in Canada, you may use the schematic tool to find the correct item numbers but must call LionCove at 877-477-3353 or go to Lion Cove Parts to place your order. At first we used a Mr. Heater, but later moved up to a 10,000 BTU free-standing unit. $192.30. The gas supply to … Got up to our hunting camp (9200') and it would not stay lit. Check the gas hose and straighten it. Toll free: 866-985-7877 Mr Heater I have the one burner I use in my crapper tent and the two burner I use in the main tent if the wood stove runs out to take the chill off in the morning. A 1/4 turn on might be too much. $114.32. Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heaters are the Most Popular Portable Heaters in America. Add to Wish List. If you are having a similar issue, give this a shot. Worked great. You may not need to disassemble it as much as you think, but you need to disassemble and very gently squeeze the pilot and thermocouple making sure not to crush it. that one does the same thing. Check the regulator to make sure it is tightly connected to the propane tank. It is a round masterbuilt, I am attaching pictures of the smoker and the temp control. ft. Includes a base for stability and handle for easy transportation. Started October 29, 2019, By PARTS/MANUALS. I have a cheap propane forced air heater I bought at … Here is some follow up on my Little Buddy heater. Out of stock. I have had mine for 3 years now and now when I flip the the knob to Pilot, there is a small spark but it doesnt light the flame. The pilot wont even light. Spray a soap solution on the fittings to check for leaks. well he broke it and so replaced it with a brand new one. Out of stock. Sometimes the heater will stay lit but the flame is too low. Your Little Buddy should light up and hold the pilot flame – and then remain lit when the gas valve is turned … If the issue is not with the thermocouple the cause of the problem could be a numbers of things. As described before open the gas line by turning the knob on the propane tank to fully open. i had this problem with an old sunflower heater before i borrowed it to my buddy. $192.30. When starting the heater after installing a new propane tank, you will need to hold the red start valve down for 30 to 60 seconds to allow the gas supply to reach the pilot tube. I have to set it barely above warm and constantly adjust it. I had a masterbuilt electric smoker for a while but I didn't like the Q it produced as well as other methods, maybe you would. Could get the pilot to stay lit at all. Other potential causes are not … I have held down the red start button for minutes but the … Right now i open my … Kind of a pain to install but not terrible. Check to make sure the propane tank has enough fuel in it. If the hose is damaged in any way then have it replaced. Add to Wish List. cylinder and heats up to 100 sq. The typical cause for this is that the pilot light flame has become too far away from the thermocouple. Making sure the patio heater is “off”, sure a pair of pliers to gently squeeze the pilot light and the thermocouple a bit closer. Kind of a pain to install but not terrible. The gas pressures change and seem to have more not less pressure so the buddy heater can’t keep it lit just blows its own flame out. They also sell electric and gas models. I have the little buddy and the big buddy and both of them work great. Take your tank and get it refilled. If the heater will ignite with a stick lighter then replace the worn ignition with a new ignition. It did hold temps fantastically well though. They also mentioned making sure you use a filter, particals get caught there and don’t clog your heater. Make sure all gas has cleared before attempting to ignite the patio heater. Portable Buddy Heater - Massachusetts and Canada version . They also mentioned making sure you use a filter, particals get caught there and don’t clog your heater. I have since purchased 2 pellet grills. If you are having a similar issue, give this a shot. Much cheaper than a new heater. Please check out our how to guide and User Manual for easy troubleshooting https://shop.firesense.com/pages/how-to-videos. Â. keep it for a back up and upgrade...  I use my Green Mountain pellet grill/smoker year round with great temp control.. Big Buddy Portable Heater . If user instructions are not followed and the valves and regulator become clogged, the heater is permanently damaged with no options for repair. i have to use a zip tie to hold down the button so it stays one. Live chat support is available M-F 9:00AM-6:00PM EST. There is a way to fix this problem. The "Big Buddy" models rated 18,000 BTU have a QD port (quick disconnect) that can accept low pressure gas (regulated), but it's the only model with that (not the Buddy or little buddy). This is his second season with it. Don’t want to wait? Got the tarp off, started up and did a few circles around the yard today. It worked great for a week and now I have the same problem, the pilot goes out when I let go of the button. The smoker was a Christmas gift from several years ago, I think enough time has passed By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Read some reviews and figured I’d try this. Headaches, noise, burning everything and anything that touches it, etc I will gladly use my Buddy heater that I have had for 7 years and never a problem that caused me not able to get it lit. Add to Wish List. Much cheaper than a new heater. Rating: 100%. Each of your file(s) can be up to 20MB in size. Thoroughly clean the burner and emitter screen to clear any blockages. You can attach as many as 5 files at a time. I took it apart and blew out each fitting and it worked great for about a week. If neither of those are the problem then I would check your regulator. Pit Boss makes some affordable models that are upright so similar to what you have been using. 62 Posts . Hey guys, I know this is a somewhat common problem with the Mr. Heaters. You can start your patio heater with a stick lighter. The solution for this is to purge the gas line. Apparently when you open the valve wide the gas hose ends up getting vapor lock and the heater cannot draw enough gas to stay running. The patented radiant LP heater connects to a 1 lb. Link to post I keep a 20lb tank mounted heater … Sometimes the gas pressure is simply too low. Here is some follow up on my Little Buddy heater. You won't regret it. Recently I can't keep the pilot lit to start the heater. i have to use a zip tie to hold down the button so it stays one. Yet another reason your patio will not stay lit is that the gas valve orifice is blocked. My Char Broil electric seems to work pretty well and the nice thing for this time of year, it has a remote you can set and check from inside the house. It should stay lit and ignite the main heater. 👍 Click "Write a Review" for a bonus YEAR of warranty coverage! Rating: 100%. is this just an issue with these things? The problem may be a genuine defect or it could be an issue with the … Does it have a temp-level control (1-5) or is it thermostatically controlled (125deg-400deg)? just wondering if anyone else has had issues with the little buddy heater..mine seems to work perfectly for a week, then nothing. The Mr Buddy propane heater has a sensor which detects the amount of oxygen/fresh air in the area being heated. What brand do you have now? If the pilot won't stay lit, it may be because there's a draft, but more often it's a problem with the thermocouple. Sometimes there is air in the gas line which is blocking propane from getting to the heater head unit. GUESTS. My buddy heater wouldn’t light. its a cheap source of heat and it will work with the zip tie but its really annoying. With this, it has a temperature sensor and if this sensor is dirty, it may cut off because it doesn't sense the flame. $114.32. I had my little buddy get too cold and canisters stopped working, but it was in the low teens in the garage. Mr. Heater won't stay lit. Pilot Stays Lit But Heater Won't Come On If your heater isn't working but you can see a steady, blue pilot flame, the thermostat may not be signaling the heater to come on. Then depress the control knob for two to three minutes. Â. put on 22 miles today at the new cabin, just learning the area, I would have done more, but the local gas station was out of 91. nothing groomed, but not that bad. Where they really shine is emergency heat indoors. About 10" inches of pure powder!  😆 i had this problem with an old sunflower heater before i borrowed it to my buddy. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. to get rid of it and not offend anybody. 😄  By the way, you look like a man after my own heart, Leech! Getting closer to getting out.  Happy New Year!  🥳 *Due to recent governmental changes to import tariffs, Mr. Heater has removed the fan on some models of the Mr. Heater Big Buddy (MH18B). Be sure you have fuel in your one pound screw on propane. My buddy heater wouldn’t light. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. I have a Frabill one man flip shack so the 3800 btu/hr was more than enough heat. If you are looking for something that produces pretty darn good BBQ and is easy to operate consider a pellet smoker. But that chilly October night, the little auxiliary heater simply would not stay lit.   ALso a great buddy heater tip I've learned is to not look at it too funny or it will surely go out and quit working on you. If your propane tank is new you will need to purge the air from the gas lines. Now, the pilot light will be very close to the sensor bulb and the patio heater will no longer shut off after a few minutes. If the gas is on but there is no gas flow then replace the hose and regulator assembly. Worked great. Simply turn the gas tank on. well he broke it and so replaced it with a brand new one. Other potential causes are not having enough gas pressure or the pilot light/orifices are more restricted due to corrosion. Last week, my brother came up to fish with me and his mr buddy would light and burn from 5-10 mins and go out. If the amount of fresh air/oxygen is too low, the sensor will shut off the propane flow to the pilot light and burner. Also I needed the small size of the Little Buddy as my flip shack is very limited in space. Then depress the control knob for two to three minutes. Another simple cause is that a breeze is blowing just right and is blowing out the pilot light. I have the little buddy and the big buddy and both of them work great. In order to be around 200 degrees, Discussion Starter • #1 • Feb 18, 2010. well he broke it and so replaced it with a brand new one. I keep a 20lb tank mounted heater for in the garage. When the outdoor temperature is less than 40 degrees F and the tank is less than one-quarter full a low flame will result. The Mr. Heater Big Buddy heater has a battery- or AC-powered fan to propel heat. Thus, the thermocouple will turn off the patio heater as it tricks the gas value in to thinking that the pilot light is out. I re-lit the light and over the past few weeks has been doing it more often, until today it went out 3 times. Make sure all gas has cleared before attempted to ignite the patio heater. Walleyehooker There may also be a blockage in the burner assembly. Loose connections sometime cause problems. • I own the larger Buddy Heater and it has the oxygen sensor in it like this one and states in the directions that it will not work above 7000ft. Add to Compare. Out of stock. I hooked my 20 #er up to my coleman propane light and no problem, gas poured into the chamber and i lit it up. It may be as simple as the gas valve on the propane tank being turned off. This could mean that the gas pressure is too low. the pilot will light, its getting gas because it will light for a split second if I slow let out the pilot button..but it will not stay on..this started this summer during a camping trip and now in the … (Something to that nature) He said that the flow could be screwed up and perhaps just get a new fitting for the pilot light? 1 Review. Reconnect same tank to a stove burner shows the problem clearly it lights fine but you see the pressure is too high and lots of yellow flame . If ... That or go buy a buddy heater and pray that it stays lit on you every time you try to use it. My Mr. heater will not stay lit I have to hold the button down for it to stay lit if I release the button the flame goes out This is a butane unit, if I'm correct. https://shop.firesense.com/pages/how-to-videos. 2 Reviews. To squeeze the pilot light and sensor-bulb together, remove the top of the heater and the front control panel that covers the pilot light and control knob. Add to Compare. Just about any newer electric or pellet smoker out there today should do what you are looking for. Open the gas line by turning the knob on the propane tank to fully open. My hot water heater light began to go out recently. Big Buddy Portable Heater . 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