New thermocouple, no pilot light

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Old 08-26-15, 09:05 AM
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New thermocouple, no pilot light

I tried firing up the space heater that i have yet to use since buying a home. I push in the pilot button and light the gas which points at the thermocouple , the gas cuts off after releasing the button.
I replace the thermocouple with a brand new one and repeat the process. Same result.
I then tried the process again but this i added a gas torch to the pilot flame. I was able to quickly heat the thermocouple to glowing orange. Same result.

What is the next step?
 
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Old 08-26-15, 09:36 AM
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Could be a problem with the gas valve itself.
 
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Yes I'm afraid that may be the case. I did try a third thermocouple after my dad told me sometimes you can buy a bad part. Same result.
How can i check the regulator?
 
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How can i check the regulator?
I don't know how to check it, beyond knowing that the problem clearly isn't the thermocouple. I would replace the gas valve.
 
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What kind of heater is this ? Do you have a make and model number ?
 
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