MINIMAX CH MILLIVOLT LIGHTING/OPERATION-
FOR YOUR SAFETY: READ BEFORE LIGHTING
If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing personal injury, loss of life
and property damage.
Since propane gas is heavier than air, escaping propane will accumulate and remain at ground level. Do not
attempt to light the heater. If you suspect a propane leak, lighting the heater can result in a fire or explosion
which can cause personal injury, death, and property damage.
A. This heater is equipped with a pilot which must be
lighted manually. When lighting the pilot, follow
these instructions exactly.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING smell all around the heater
area for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor
because some gas is heavier than air and will settle
on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
Do not try to light any heater.
Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any
phone in your building.
Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's
phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
1. STOP! Read the safety information above.
2. Set the thermostat to the lowest setting.
3. Turn off electric power to the heater.
4. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clock-
Robertshaw Millivolt Gas Valve
Gas control knobs shown in "OFF" position.
Knob cannot be turned from "Pilot to "OFF"" unless
knob is pushed in slightly. DO NOT FORCE.
5. Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any gas. If you then
smell gas, STOP! Follow "B" in the safety informa-
tion above. If you don't smell gas, go to the next step.
6. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn counter-
1. Set the thermostat to lowest setting.
2. Turn off all electric power to the heater if service is
to be performed.
3. Remove control access door.
Rev. C 1-22-04
Honeywell Millivolt Gas Valve
TO TURN OFF GAS TO HEATER
NATURAL GAS & PROPANE
If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the Fire
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or
turn by hand, don't try to repair it. Call a qualified
service technician. Forced or attempted repair may
result in a fire or explosion.
D. Do not use this heater if any part has been under
water. Immediately call a qualified service
technician to inspect the heater and to replace any
part of the control system and any gas control which
has been under water.
Push the control knob all the way and hold in.
Immediately light the pilot with Presslite matchless
ignition system by pressing the red igniter button
(located at the panel next to the gas valve). Continue
to hold the control knob in for about one (1) minute
after the pilot is lit. Release knob and it will pop
back up. Pilot should remain lit. If it goes out, repeat
steps 4 through 7.
If knob does not pop up when released, stop and
immediately call your service technician or gas
If the pilot will not stay lit
after several tries, turn the
gas control knob to "OFF"
and call your service
technician or gas supplier.
8. Turn knob on gas control
9. Replace the control access
10. Set the thermostat to the
4. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to "OFF". Do not force.
5. Replace control access door.