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Have a gas unvented wall space heater with a manual

Customer Question

have a gas unvented wall space heater with a manual thermostat and the pilot goes out when I release the push down button, what is my problem.
JA: Just to clarify, do you think this is a larger HVAC problem, or something specific to the thermostat?
Customer: specific to the thermostat
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: It worked fine at the last time I used it in March.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 8 months ago.

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. If my initial response doesn’t answer your question then let me know and we can continue our conversation.

You likely have a bad thermocouple or thermopile

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
would this go bad over the summer without use?
Expert:  Rick replied 8 months ago.

It can fail at anytime usually as it ages

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
looks like you just took my $5 for nothing
Expert:  Rick replied 8 months ago.

I'm sorry? I answered your question/diagnosed your problem and that's nothing!?