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Old 02-05-2007, 02:49 PM   #1
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Cat Heater in '63 Bambi

I tried to start up the Cat Heater in my 1963 Bambi, when I push in the pilot button and place a flame in the pilot hole, every burner lights up. When I let go, it all went out, including the pilot. so I tried it again but this time after it all lit up, I held the pilot button to get the thermocouple heated up and let go and it stayed on but for only a minuet or two. Then it all whet out.

I have no idea who the manufacture is but I do know it is the original, any help would be great.

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My Cat heater (not original equiptment) is a Therm'x. It has one flame for the pilot light. When it lights it ignites the pad behind it. When I release the button and turn the know to low - med - high, the pilot goes out and the pad stays on. This is the correct operation for my unit.
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I have seen this done, but can't recommend it. "They" say that it could be that the thermocoupler is bad and before you turn on the gas to hold the lighter under it for a few minutes to warm it up. Then turnon the gas and try to start it as usual. The theory being that the thermocoupler is not getting warn emough to stay open.
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I will try this, but if the thermocoupler is bad the pilot will never stay lit.
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I will try this, but if the thermocoupler is bad the pilot will never stay lit.
The pilot does not stay lit on my cat heater. It is not supposed to. The pilot is used to ignite the pad. When operational there is no exposed flame.

Does your pad ignite? It should ignite and glow slightly red. After 30 seconds of that, turn the knob to the setting you want and release it pilot button. The pad should stay hot and the pilot flame should go out. The thermocouple you are talking about should be in the pad area.
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