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sarniajeff

Little Buddy Heater won't start?

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Heater worker fine all last year but after storing for the summer, It will not start.

Can't hear any fuel flow but tanks are full.

Getting spark for pilot but will not light.

Anyone else encounter this problem?

Any help would be appreciated

Thanx in advance

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might be a dumb question but do you have the main nob set to the pilot position and are you pushing down on it as you hit the sparker??

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I've had this problem 3 years in a row at the start of the year. I've always gotten it going again by cleaning the gas orifice with needle files for a torch.

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are you using it with the 1lb or 16lb big tank, keep that button pushed down for a good couple minutes (outside) to purge the system and then give it a try. mine does this every year

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might be a dumb question but do you have the main nob set to the pilot position and are you pushing down on it as you hit the sparker??

Yes, holding it for 30-60 seconds as per instructions.

Had no issues at all last winter.

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I've had this problem 3 years in a row at the start of the year. I've always gotten it going again by cleaning the gas orifice with needle files for a torch.

Thanx for the help

I'll have to try that.

You guys are so very helpful.

Appreciate it!!!!

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are you using it with the 1lb or 16lb big tank, keep that button pushed down for a good couple minutes (outside) to purge the system and then give it a try. mine does this every year

Tried it with a full 1lb and with a full 20lb and hose adapter.

Held the red valve down for, at least, 3 minutes on the final attempt.

Thanx for your input!!

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I've had this problem 3 years in a row at the start of the year. I've always gotten it going again by cleaning the gas orifice with needle files for a torch.

Thanx fishwater

I took a 5/0 Gamy wide bend hook, used the point to clean out the inlet orafice and tadaaa. I could hear fuel flow and she started right up!!!!!

Thanx again for your help!!!

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yep every year I go to try to start mine and it takes about 30 attempts before it fires up but it fires up every year!!!

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This is good info. I gave up on my Little Buddy heater a couple of years ago because it slowly put out less and less heat, until finally it just wouldn't start. Guess I can try this stuff and see what happens...

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Being the lazy type....I blow out the pilot orifice on my Buddies every fall when I pull them off the shelf. Use my air hose and nozzle...

Also...NOT recommending this....the tilt switch can be easily jumped around on a Buddy. Then they're like a heater/cooker and won't go out every time they're bumped.

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