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I have a wonderful Jotul GF 370 DV. Flawless performance

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i have a wonderful Jotul GF 370 DV. Flawless performance except that occasionally while on thermostat control and far from the cutoff point it will suddenly go out and then restart almost immediately.
JA: Just to clarify, do you think this is a larger HVAC problem, or something specific to the thermostat?
Customer: no clue. the thermostat is in the handheld control unit ...
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: i live in small town 125 miles from anchorage so, yeah, if i have to.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: there is a propane distributor/filler guy that knows his way around propane stoves.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Phil replied 1 month ago.

Hello, its most likely a flame detection problem... locate the flame sensor rod and clean it off with steel wool, lets see how that goes.

click here for the manual, let me know if that looks like your stove or not

We can go from there without any time lmit

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