Buddy heater won’t light?

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Figured I would post this in case it helps someone.

My buddy heater was always hard to light and after about a year stopped working all together.

These things work a lot like an old school furnace or water heater and you can get a new thermocouple for about $10 on Amazon so I figured I would try that before spending $100 on another one.

I would upload pictures but it says the file is too big
 
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I usually start by blowing the pilot port out and everything else good with compressed air before I start throwin parts at them.
 
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I usually start by blowing the pilot port out and everything else good with compressed air before I start throwin parts at them.
I tried that first but I figured it was the thermocouple because I had to hold down the gas for longer and longer to get the pilot to stay lit and eventually it stopped all together.
 
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