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Yarome

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I'm probably looking over something really stupid, but I can't seem to get my Triton outdoor portable heater to fire and I'm really due for a continuous shower (I can only live on Navy showers for sooo long). :P

 

I've torn it completely apart and given it a good cleaning.. brushed all the contacts, checked for blockage in the propane lines, cleaned the burner, it's getting battery power, propane tank is 3/4 full and getting flow through the regulator. I didn't actually test the pressure from the reg, but I hooked it up to my catalytic heater and it seems to be flowing normally.

 

I didn't think an ignitor would go bad, but I did check continuity on anode and leads and they checked out. The thermocoupler seems fine.

 

It's been in use regularly for the past 3 years without a hiccup.

 

I just can't get it to attempt an ignition.

 

What am I missing here?

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From the manual on the internet..........

 

Troubleshooting
Unit will not ignite
(There are no
audible clicks at start up)
1.
Make sure batteries are installed
correctly or replace old batteries with
new one.
2.
Adjust tabs inside of battery
compartment to ensure circuit is
complete.
3.
Make sure there is an adequate supply
of water flowing through the system.
The appliance requires a minimum of
5 quarts of water per minute flowing
through the system at a minimum
pressure of 35 psi before it will ignite
the burners.
4.
Make sure that the water inlet is
connected to the correct fitting. The
water inlet should be connected to the
fitting on the right side closest to the
battery compartment.
5.
A wire has become disconnected on
the inside of the unit. Make sure the gas
DRAIN VALVE
is OFF. Remove the two knobs from the
front of the appliance. Remove 1 screw
from the bottom of the water heater
going through the tab on the front
cover. This is the only screw you need
to remove. Make sure that the wire
terminals are connected to the top of
the battery compartment and all other
wires are connected. (Call Technical
Support at 1.800.650.2433)
6.
Debris may have entered into the water
regulator. Reverse the flow of water
by connecting the water source to
the outlet of the water heater and run
water in reverse through the system.
This back flushing will remove the
debris.
Unit will not ignite
(There are audible clicks at startup but the
burner does not ignite)
1.
Make sure propane tank is full and
tank is turned on.
2.
Make sure there is an adequate supply
of water flowing through the system.
The appliance requires a minimum of
5 quarts of water per minute flowing
through the system at a minimum
pressure of 35 psi before it will ignite
the burners.
3.
Check gas connections for leaks
using the soapy water test. If leaks
are found make sure the problem is
resolved before attempting to ignite
the appliance. A gas leak will cause the
regulator to reduce the gas flow. When
turning on the LP gas tank open the
valve very slowly.
4.
Remove regulator hose from fitting
on appliance and ensure there is
no obstruction in the fitting on the
appliance
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From the manual on the internet..........

 

Thanks, Kirk.

 

The only one on there I hadn't thought to check was the water supply. My accumulator is set to (edited: 'should be') 40psi, but I'll have to double check that's what it's actually putting out. It hadn't occurred to me that it might be an external issue. :huh: Appreciate your time pulling that up for me.

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Keep us posted!

 

A yep... that was it. I knew I had to be overlooking sumthin small. Accumulator pressure had dropped below 25psi. Even though my pump puts out 40psi I guess the "lax" bladder was killing the pump pressure enough it wouldn't trigger an ignition. Pumped it back up to 40 and wattayaknow!? Fired right up!

 

One more thing to add to my regularly scheduled maintenance list. :P

 

Thanks again, Kirk!

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