Clean electrical contacts at control valve. Bob. I saw that St Petersburg is about 80F today. The orifice is next in line. Only 1 left! Request us to BEAT a competitor's price. Could be going bad. You’ll have to contact the Ranger station for the details. I didn’t poke anything thru it, just blew it out with a fair amount of pressure. They really must have one. Filtered since it was new. It didn't help at all and mine was like new. It seems to me that the pressure fluctuates for some reason. I want to switch from the 1# bottles to a tank to save money. Don, thanks for that tip, its easy to give it a try and see if it helps. $11.99. Verified Purchase. I know that sounds like a thermocouple problem but what a coincidence! Mr. Heater Buddy Parts MR. HEATER 15155 ODS ASSY,MH4B. I love my Mr. Heater. David, did you use a filter? Gently shift it over slightly when removing the orifice in the next step. unbelievable that such a little tiny thing could cause such a huge problem. Remove knob and verify 2 flats that mate to control valve stem are not stripped. Personally, I recommend you use both, their fuel filter and special hose. Did you know if you order this GHP 2201591, 15” thermocouple from … Your email address will not be published. Your very welcome Al. The rubber they use to make the hose contains an oil that keeps the hose flexible, which is essential because without it the hoses would quickly crack and leak, a very dangerous situation. Blow out. Buy It Now. But now I find that my heater will “flame up” and blow out the pilot light. Gas tube nut removed. I turned it off, and it left black carbon stains where the flame was concentrating. Even the pilot flame would flare like a torch and blow itself out. DO NOT POKE anything into the orifice or you will surely destroy it! The bottle is good forever and the hoses are cheap and can be replaced every 3-4 years so in the long run it saves a lot of money. I gave up and bought a Little Buddy (by Mr. Heater). I use a high pressure regulator on my Camp Chef stove, but I figure whatever oil gets sucked out probably gets blown out the burners easily and burned. Do not bend the gas tube. So I started using my backup. Was: $67.35. Thanks. Research it carefully if anyone planning on doing that, please. I feel like knowing how to fix things yourself is 90% of saving money. I hope to never live in a house again! The too long noisy pilot flame with orange tip and going out unexpectedly. Not your typical rust type of corrosion, cause from moisture and salt. Or am I coming up my high pressure regulator? He recently did a post on repairing Little Buddy heaters and he graciously is allowing me to reproduce it here. 5 Pilot assembly . Their websites give very little info so I suggest calling instead. If e.g. Hand tight until snug, then 1/4 turn with wrench. Read more. They are on sale now in Vancouver.bc I have the recommended filtered hose and a 20 lb tank on mine. Still not working. I live next the Pacific Ocean where it rains quite alot throughout the year. Greg, your letter isn’t completely clear. If it's pretty cold out I burn the pilot light for maybe 10-15 seconds to heat up that thermocouple before turning the gas up. 5 mr. heater part 15155. Overall Width. Your email address will not be published. What an awful winter you’ve had! They are not that costly. Bob. But any of them can order it for you and get them delivered to the store. Bob. That’s another way the Olympian Catalytic heaters are better, they are low pressure heaters and never have this problem. After the cleaning it’s running much better than before. Page 2 The Little Buddy™ Mr. Heater Inc. 4560 West 160th St. Cleveland, Ohio 44135 • 800-251-0001 Mr. Heater reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice or obligation in colors, specifications, accessories, materials and models. long For use with Item#s 173632, 173633 and 1729 U.S.A. Key Specs. I used my Mr buddy for the first time this weekend ice fishing. But if you shut off the gas at the cylinder, and let the device run the hose dry, the crap doesn’t get expelled. Replace control valve. So why spend the extra money for the hose? Highly Recommended! It’s very difficult to get the green bottles 100% full. You may wish to contact the … When or if I do get one I am definitely going to recheck this post again and get a filter! Pull up on the sheet metal back panel to remove it. Bob, i have mine hooked up to a 20 pounder i have 2 diffrent tanks and one is new and one is older and when i turn them off gas still comes out i never had this problem befor and i can smell it and i will burn the gas out and 5 minutes and can light the pilot light again it will burn out then i can do over do you know why. Anyways I got so angry with it a sledgehammer came to mind but then it hit me, it was something so stupid…. After several+ minutes of running starts to settle down. 5.71 inch. Bob, But that 80 degrees comes with 80% humidity, which would trigger the endless discussion about air conditioning a van. This wasn’t a “sexy” post but for those of us who rely on Buddy Heaters, one day it may be a life-saver. MR. HEATER 15153 BRACKET,ASSY,MH4B. Thanks, No. Someone left me a Little Buddy heater- maybe an older one because there aren’t screws, but tabs instead. VANDWELLING INTRIGUES ME. I think I would just replace it at the beginning of very heating system unless it got very little use. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. Mr. Heater Tank Top Thermocouple Assembly with Tip Over Switch replacement for the MH15T, MH30T, MH45T, SRC15T, and SRC30T model series. I agree Joe, I’m not a slave to the rules but the little green bottles were built to be used one time and to use them repeatedly seems like it is stretching safety to far, I wouldn’t do it and if I did I wouldn’t keep the bottles inside the van. So when you are in need of a GHP 2201591, 15” thermocouple, is your source. Seemed to work a little better, but would sporadically shut down or go between a lower and higher btu all by itself. I had to take it apart last year and soaked the orfices. Remember that the hoses have a male 1′-(20 thread)on the tank end and a 3/8′ male fitting on the heater end) I first purchased the wrong hose and quickly realized these are different from your standard propane grill hoses because of different fitting sizes. Remove the four Phillips heads screws as shown (top and bottom – two on either side) See both arrows in the picture. Do you have to put Teflon tape on the extension hose and filter connectors ? Any comments would be appreciated. This 12 1/2in. It would fare up (more than normal for the valve setting) and then wane and possibly go out, or flare up again. If you buy them from these links I make a few cents and it won’t cost you any more. I have been using a mr heater buddy for a year. If you mean you turn off the valve to the tank then it is the same thing, there is still gas in the line and gas will keep coming out until the line itself is empty, then it will stop. I am little frustrated I should have bought the right connection and filter If your forced air propane heater has a thermostat you would not need a thermocouple.Some of … By the way, you are using the filter, aren’t you? It seems to burn well and lights easily. Special Order Merchandise . Thanks Bob on cleaning the pilot orifice with alcohol. Buddy Heaters myself. God knows my old one did! That reduces the cost of the propane by 75% but plugs up the orifices in the heater. Thank you so much. Does this make sense? If you vandwell in a cold area, one of the best things you can have is a Little Buddy Portable heater because they are cheap, safe and reliable. If the amount of fresh air/oxygen is too low, the sensor will shut off the propane flow to the pilot light and burner. It puts out more heat but it also has a Quick Connect that goes directly to your RV propane system and so you don’t need the filter. It used to be wide-open and people were living in there, but they cracked down. Pull out the bottom back side of the sheet metal panel. Will replacing this part make my heaters work? the left side door got kicked and busted when someone tripped over it a long time ago and it doesn’t latch anymore, it came open a wee bit causing the heater to be tilted left just the tiniest bit. Control knob not depressed long enough. All I did was soak it. Now the pilot seems to work perfectly but goes out as soon as the pilot button is released, no matter how long I hold it down. I’m sorry Scott, I don’t. But when propane passes through the hose, or especially when it sits in the hose if you don’t burn the gas off after shutting the tank valve, an oily sticky goo precipitates in the hose. I’m hoping spring is finally here!!!!!! Open yout heater up and bypass that switch by putting a jumper in there. Just took it out and no pilot light. This explanation is supported implicitly in the Mr. Heater website FAQs where it says you don’t need the filter if you use their special oil-free hoses (if the problem were in the gas or tank [e.g rust] then using a special hose wouldn’t solve the problem). $4.99 shipping ... $52.21. Actually it’s from reviews on Amazon for the filter. This one is a Little Buddy, model MH98X. After about a minute, when you're sure the probe has gotten hot, place one lead on the shaft of the thermocouple and the other lead on the connector. Additional Information. Then it seems to concentrate on a space a little above and to the left of the pilot light (which is in the center). How to bypass your thermocouple on a propane heater - YouTube Mr. Heater Fuel Filter for Portable Buddy and Big Buddy Heaters Just stay on numbered roads to avoid getting stuck. One drawback with this heater, there are no individual parts available for the pilot, ignition and ODS assembly. my buddy is doing the same thing right now…so I have taken it out of the rv to work on it. So I cleaned the pilot tube and around the ODS sensor. I don’t believe I cross threaded anything. Bob, Thank you for all info It should learn now that you aren’t. Why not just hook it up to the bulk bottle? It will burn all the gas in the line off and then go out and no more will come out until you open the valve again. If not, then you likely have a different problem. Without the filter it would have been a lot sooner … just saying. Following your info I am at the air drying stage and should put back it all soon I have to cook the Xmas dinner now no time this will warm up my rv. I will order the hose and filter. I’ve debated using a big bottle instead of the little canisters but I don’t want to take up the space and I’ve only gone thru about 10 of them in the last 3 months….and I’ve been thru some cold nights. Use these links and I'll make a small percentage and it will cost you nothing: The GHP 2304885, 17” thermocouple with clip from, works on torpedo and salamander type propane construction heaters.The GHP 2304885, thermocouple, from is a safety feature that works with the thermoelectric gas valve to allow or interrupt fuel flow. Recently I can't keep the pilot lit to start the heater. Thanks for the response. It gives me a headache. I’m starting to wonder if it’s not quality control on their part. I know the Ocala NF does allow dispersed camping. I must admit I’m hearing more and more stories like yours that they just stop working for no reason at all. Teflon tape is cheap. U saved me the cost of a new one. PS try sticking a shim under the left hand side of your heater and see if that helps before taking it apart, Kristen, thanks so much for sharing that with us, it may save someone else a lot of frustration! Do you know what’s wrong and if so, can it be fixed? Free shipping. I’d add to give a quick look at the filter’s sealing surface before installing it. I suspect it is an orifice problem Bob Dobbe. Marc, if you have an RV you might consider upgrading to the Big Buddy. Up until now I have not had any issues and it’s been just what I needed. Suddenly I started having problems with consistent gas flow. The heater was working great no problem until recently it started randomly shutting off. Dick, I’m sorry, I don’t. Thanks!! I don’t understand your question about the pilot light. I attached a 1# bottle with the same result. But, lately, it would not stay lit or would go out immediately when the gas valve was turned up. I have seen it myself when using a 20# cylinder and hose on a small grill designed for the 1# disposables. I’m trying to learn to be more DIY and learn things! The part you are requesting has been discontinued, and we have no known replacement listed in our system. That’s what I’d do. Done. Thank you for all info They put out less heat so they would work better in a van, but they have legs and the green bottle is the back leg so its difficult to use it on a bulk bottle. Have you opened it up and tried this procedure with it? Use it and stop long term seepage of the propane. Before replacing the back cover, install the propane tank and test fire the pilot. I will do that and use the the one in the shop. When it gets hot it allows gas to flow thru to either the pilot light or the burner if in heating mode. Clean pilot tube using q-tip with alcohol. There is a yellow tag attached to my 12 foot hose and it says that you should use teflon tape. Heaters are soo important and almost always needed. Buddy sells parts for it, maybe if it doesn’t work you could try to replace the thermocouple. Bob. But what if it won’t run? Works much better now, but when first started and cold it has shut down a few times. Or? Features + Benefits. Brand new to van-living. MR. HEATER 15153 BRACKET,ASSY,MH4B. After commenting, I googled it and came up with the same info. The igniter works and there is spark. We pared 5 unrivalled 2020 Mr. Heater propane heaters over the past 3 years. I’m still monitoring to try to determine the cause. There is free dispersed camping in Ocala national Forrest and several very cheap primitive camping areas. My question is about the Mr. Heater filters. I have the “Little Buddy” which is is the smaller version that sits on top of a 1lb propane bottle. It could be rust or dirty fuel either one. It would probably cost around 5 to 7 dollars to replace an ODS vs $16.00 to ~$25.00 for an assembly. Winter is here, and it’s time to get out your Mr. your heater was in the batch of recall by mr heater. I have had no issues yet. Reviewed in Canada on … C $26.46. I'll see what I can do and re-post. There are also laws about transporting refilled “disposable” 1 lb bottles. Check to make sure it didn't just get bent away from the heat/pilot light (needs to be right in the flame of the pilot light) if not I'd just replace the thermocouple, I think Fleet Farm has them, or check online. Mr. Heater Buddy Parts | sku: MRH-15154. 0 Reviews. I live in an 83 Dodge conversion van. Are there National Forests in FL that let you stay 14 days at a time, free of charge? I guess I don’t see the point. I’m really disappointed! Quick view. OEM Pilot Assembly for MH4B Buddy Heaters. Here is one for $10 from the ODS thermocoupler fails the entire assembly needs to be replaced. On high it will warm up my van comfortably in under 5 minutes then I turn it on low for the cold mornings in the desert. You can’t leave them on for very long before the van get too hot. Possibly the ODS is faulty or something to do with the flue? I’m sorry Rich, I really don’t know enough about them to make any suggestions. Copyright © 2021 Lake-Link Inc. All rights reserved. The Mr Buddy propane heater has a sensor which detects the amount of oxygen/fresh air in the area being heated. I know Mr. Heater says you should replace the filter annually and it only costs about $10. Matt, I’m sorry but i really don’t have any help to offer. 5.0 out of 5 stars Off label application. Al Christensen recently posted…Bedtime for Lesa. Ace Hardware sells them but most local stores don’t stock them. I have run into the clogged orifice problem, with my refrigerator, while dragging a travel trailer around Alaska. From United States +C $20.75 shipping. I snipped it off. Bob. It'll probly fire right up. Any ideas? 5.0 out of 5 stars Can use it on Little Buddy. One from the thermocouple and the other up to the regulator. Also cleaned off a lighter color pitting corrosion from the bottom case plate that holds the tip over valve (was cleaned off then painted), Plus a few small areas on the near upper portions of the aluminum used inside the case, which was cleaned and sprayed with silicon. I don’t want to have to pay shipping to send it to Ohio and have more in shipping costs then I paid for the unit. * Renogy Foldable Solar Suitcase 100W You’re using the Big Buddy and I’e never used one of them so I’m not familiar with them. Bob. Thanks Roger, I hope you get it working! Working Great! Did you try doing what the article describes, that’s what I’d do. Renogy® 100W Mono Bendable Solar Panel, Find everything you need to know to start vandwelling in my book! From the Manufacturer powered by Syndigo Please Note: Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by … Cleaning per your post right now… Although it may not be replaceable. Hi Kerry, my spam filter marked you as spam and I’m not sure why. The 1 gallon is so small you CAN find room for it. Looking into the heater from the back side after the back cover is removed.Locate the pilot orifice gas supply tube. The top is held together with the small tabs. Is there a way to flush ut the filter when it gets clogged. I have blown compressed air through it, based on another thread, so I hope I haven’t ruined the orifice. We have no further information. Rick, I’m sorry but I don’t know the answer to that. My guess is that Mr. Curses, spell-checker! Sameer recently posted…How to Repair Your Mr. Heater Little Buddy Portable Heater, Sameer, it may be overkill to get both, but I think it’s worth it. I just read about the filter here. Bob, I bought one of these but have never used it with a large tank. ... Mr. Heater F278527 Pilot Assembly for Big Buddy,Multi. $4.00. Pilot lights but flame goes out immediately when control knob is released. Clean pilot tube using q-tip with alcohol. Do not just reef on it with a pair of pliers or something! That seems to have made the pilot flame stronger but still the ceramic doesn’t stay lit. The flame seems to be dancing all around the ceramic grating. I did see a board where someone was killed refilling one. F237349 - Thermocouple Assembly with Tip-Over Switch|Mr. I’ve done all the things that you recommended, I removed and cleaned the Pilot orifice and now have a strong pilot flame, I checked for fluid in the gas lines, I installed a Mr. Replace pilot assembly. It pops every few seconds like it’s getting done gas and then it stays in for a second or so and goes out. I’m sorry Jerry, I really don’t know enough to even begin to help you. Gas lpg heaters must be more susceptible to corrosion from one climate to another. PAPERBACK: How to Live In a Car, Van, or RV: And Get Out of Debt, Travel, and Find True Freedom, Or as an eBook for the Amazon Kindle for only $2.99: They are too expensive to be replacing all the time! Bob., You will have to check on each Forest for its rules and restrictions. Disclaimer: all procedures should be performed by a licensed technician – the following is what I did to clean the pilot orifice. But the reason is that all portable appliances are high pressure devices (they don’t use a regulator) and the hoses are intended for low pressure devices that use a regulator. Enerco Mr. Heater F273117 12.5" Thermocouple Lead: Replacement for most Mr. Heater tank top models; 12.5" Mr. Heater thermocouple lead; Copper construction; Milled brass fittings; Prevents unburned propane release; Flexible; Warning: proposition 65 reasons:This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and lead compounds, which are known to the State of California to cause … The smell is the only problem. Manufacturer Warranty. They have a plasticizer in them that keeps the hoses flexible. I know there is a part called a "thermocouple." Run 2 inches down to bottom of pilot tube & twist around. Regardless, after heating it up some, when I go to light the heater, the pilot goes out and nothing happens. You can get smaller bulk bottles, but they are more expensive. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. My Buddy Portable Heater. I’ve owned them all and never had a problem refilling any of them. I’m only using the 1 lb. Thermocouple. Bob. To me the many advantages of a bulk bottle make it a no-brainer. Use alcohol to soak the orifice for 10 minutes. (378) 378 product ratings - Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Camping, Job Site Propane Gas Heater (For Parts) $68.99. * Renogy 100 Watt Complete Kit Thank you much. proparts1 Thermocouple Replacement for M r Heater LP Heater Part #: 26654. The “Little Buddy” includes a built-in tipover shutoff device, which kills the fuel supply in case the heater is knocked over, as well as an oxygen-depletion sensor which shuts the unit off in a low-oxygen situation. Defective thermocouple. So I contacted Mr. Heater. It was producing heat, but I shut it off because of the abnormal flame. I live in a van not an RV. It is supposed to eliminate the problem, but like Les says, it doesn’t always work. Open yout heater up and bypass that switch by putting a jumper in there. Your fix? Did you try to clean it using this method? Either way, the filter should solve that problem. Free shipping. The Buddy heaters are a camping appliance designed to be used with the little green 1 lb bottles. Replacement for Mr. Heater models: MH15T, MH15TS, MH30T, MH30TS, MH45T and Sunrite Models SRC15T, SRC30T Tip-Over Switch detects unsafe angle and shuts off gas flow Replaces part 17349. * Renogy Solar Complete Kits goldcityguy, thanks for that information! This patented radiant 3,800 BTU Liquid Propane heater connects directly to a 1 lb. The safety features included in the “Buddy” lineup include a tip-switch that shuts off the heater if moved away from strictly upright. $11.90 $ 11. We’ve found the tipover device to be quite sensitive, sometimes shutting the heater off even when only moving the unit, and we still use a common household carbon monoxide detector whenever operating … Some gas heaters are designed so individual parts such as the pilot, ignition and ODS can be replaced as separate items. Inside the tiny hole in the middle is a crystal film and the orifice is precision drilled into the film. Tip switch connections broken or disconnected. Now it is more restricted but you can still dispersed camp. Buy It Now.,, Simple Living–Getting Rid of Excess Stuff, PAPERBACK: How to Live In a Car, Van, or RV: And Get Out of Debt, Travel, and Find True Freedom, KINDLE VERSION: How to Live in a Car, Van or RV--And Get Out of Debt, Travel and Find True Freedom. Then cleaned the pilot orifice. To get around that, Mr. Heater designed a simple  $10 fuel filter that everyone using a Mr. Reviewed in Canada on December 19, 2019. But, remember I have never owned an RV and know very little about them or their appliances. Mr. Heater... | Answered on Feb 17, 2019 I’m grateful for the shutoff valve because I have awoken several times and the heater is out but the valve is still in the “on” position. Hope I can fix it My problem, is the pilot flame is too big, and burns yellow on the end. Your Little Buddy should light up and hold the pilot flame – and then remain lit when the gas valve is turned up. Bob. Mr. Heater Hose for the Buddy Series, How I Repaired My Buddy Portable Heater by Les Paul. A small “Crap your pants” type of an explosion and all goes out. they told me to send it to them and they sent me a brand new one - no charge. That happens because  bulk bottles use a regulator to reduce the pressure for low pressure items and hoses are designed to be used in a low pressure system. bottle, to make sure it’s not from lack of pressure, but I’m thinking that I should try your remedy first, as long as I didn’t ruin the orifice. 4.7 out of 5 stars 138. I have cleaned the pilot tube with an alcohol swab. YOU GIVE ME HOPE! THANKS SO MUCH FOR POSTING THE INFO ABOUT THE CLOGGING ISSUE. Portable Buddy worked when needed last year, then put into storage for a year. Defective control valve. The connection to the heater is exactly the same as the green bottles and bulk propane bottles don’t need it when screwing into them. Learn how your comment data is processed. I have a Portable Buddy (purchased new back in March) It’s been used part time inside a RV as supplemental heat during colder months up north. Hello Jim, thank you for your inquiry. So you can buy three filters for the price of one hose. Bob says: February 9, … I PURCHASED ONE OF THESE FROM A GARAGE SALE AND FOUND OUT IT DID NOT WORK WHEN I GOT IT HOME. Here are links to where you can get them on Wrenches are 11 and 12 millimeters. Holding the button overrides this, thus the pilot goes out once you let go. As I’m writing this the hose is $35 but if it keeps your Buddy heater from plugging up, it’s well worth it! I’m afraid I can’t be of any help. Bomb…. Thanks !!! Either you buy a new one or pay to have it fixed. At the same time I purchased the new type of hose that doesn’t leach oil into the fuel stream. Pilot flame not touching thermocouple. An oxygen depletion sensor (ODS) system checks the oxygen level of the air around the heater and shuts it off if the level becomes too low for human safety. Joe, yes they can be refilled and the adapter is pretty cheap. Was: $119.99. Bob. Bob. Richard. They’re cheap, safe and easy to use. Propane Tank to the Big Buddy heater. Check which Mr Heater mr heater is best. Thanks! Click HereThis part will ship within 7 to 14 business days after your order is placed. Bob. I use my Little Buddy to heat my portable ice fishing shelter. This is an authentic Mr Heater replacement part. It is available in paperback for $6.71 from here: In a tent or RV they are perfect! Mr Heater Mr Heater. 12' Big Buddy Hose with Regulator by Mr. Heater®. I've been a full-time VanDweller for 12 years and I love it. The corrosion isn’t visible on any of the brass parts, only the steel and aluminum alloy metals that are part of the case and pilot / ignition assembly. falling of the inside walls of the tank, but in fifteen years of RVing, I have had to grab a wrench and give the nozzle a good alcohol bath on several occasions. The replacement has an additional wire coming off it, which wasn't required for my heater. I own a Mr. Heater that I have had for several years and it has been great. I did get the pilot to light and turned it on low. 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