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Loup
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Ferriday
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Thermacell not staying lit
Anybody else have this issue? It's pretty new. I hear the "poof" and see the coil light but after a couple of minutes it'll go out.


Yukon7
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since May 2018
382 posts

re: Thermacell not staying lit
Never had the issue, and I’ve dropped thermacells in water, left it in rain, etc. Still using the old ones though.

Have you tried a new bottle, or reseating the bottle?


WITNESS23
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Member since Feb 2010
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re: Thermacell not staying lit
Do these work well?
Any Recs on which model?


Yukon7
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Louisiana
Member since May 2018
382 posts

re: Thermacell not staying lit
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Do these work well?


Worth their weight in gold.

Most use the MR300 for hunting , i just looked and saw the 450 but no experience with it.

Never tried the patio/backyard models


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Loup
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Ferriday
Member since Apr 2019
4706 posts

re: Thermacell not staying lit
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Have you tried a new bottle, or reseating the bottle?


First thing I did, I can hear the gas flowing but it doesn't heat up. I about got carried off last Saturday.

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Still using the old ones though.


This is a replacement for my old one. I think I got it in 2007 and had to go without food for a week to afford it. Felt like I lost an old friend
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Yukon7
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Louisiana
Member since May 2018
382 posts

re: Thermacell not staying lit
Could be moisture putting it out? I never had an issue with that though so would be weird.


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Hermit Crab
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re: Thermacell not staying lit
its getting airflow and not gunked up with mud or anything?


Loup
McNeese State Fan
Ferriday
Member since Apr 2019
4706 posts

re: Thermacell not staying lit
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its getting airflow and not gunked up with mud or anything?


Nope, I've barely used it.


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tenfoe
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re: Thermacell not staying lit
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Do these work well?


They are worth $200. The fact someone decided to sell them for $20 initially is mind-boggling.


JOJO Hammer
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re: Thermacell not staying lit
Does anyone use a Theramcell while hunting deer? Does the scent spook them?


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speckledawg
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Somewhere Salty
Member since Nov 2016
2883 posts

re: Thermacell not staying lit
I usually have to turn it on and hit the button several times real fast to get mine lit, but then it works fine.

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Does anyone use a Theramcell while hunting deer? Does the scent spook them?


All the time. Never been an issue. I've had plenty of deer all around me with my thermacell running, from a lock on.


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speckledawg
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Somewhere Salty
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re: Thermacell not staying lit
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The fact someone decided to sell them for $20 initially is mind-boggling.


I think about this every time I see them. I wouldn't hesitate to pay way more than what they cost.


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Cypressknee
Member since Jul 2017
795 posts

re: Thermacell not staying lit
If you want to try to save it, there’s YouTube videos that show how they work and all. I went down that rabbit hole trying to repair one last season. She has now been replaced.


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Screaming Viking
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Member since Jul 2013
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re: Thermacell not staying lit
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They are worth $200. The fact someone decided to sell them for $20 initially is mind-boggling.


100%. Mosquitos are miserable.

Having said that, i have one to hunt with. along with other bug free methods. and have another 3 of them for the house. did not mean to obtain that many, but the wife ordered one on amazon and when it showed up, it was the wrong color. amazon says that you cannot return thermacells. keep that one and they shipped us a new one!! win for this guy.


tenfoe
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Having said that, i have one to hunt with. along with other bug free methods. and have another 3 of them for the house. did not mean to obtain that many, but the wife ordered one on amazon and when it showed up, it was the wrong color.


I won't fight mosquitos for a deer, but during turkey season if I cannot find my thermacell after about 5 minutes of looking for it I will go buy another. That's how I have 6 or 7 of them


Yukon7
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since May 2018
382 posts

re: Thermacell not staying lit
I have like 4 or 5 of them, i keep 2 in truck for backup. 1 in hunting bag. The other 1 or 2, I’m sure they will turn up somewhere


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TheDrunkenTigah
Syracuse Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
16446 posts

re: Thermacell not staying lit
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Anybody else have this issue? It's pretty new. I hear the "poof" and see the coil light but after a couple of minutes it'll go out.


At the end of the day you’re troubleshooting a Chinese lighter that costs $20. Id take it back to academy and see if they’ll exchange it, or just buy a new one. Hell the pads/bottle that come in the box with one are almost worth what they charge for the whole thing, and that’s where they’re actually making money.


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Twenty 49
LSU Fan
Shreveport
Member since Jun 2014
15083 posts

re: Thermacell not staying lit
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It's pretty new. I hear the "poof" and see the coil light but after a couple of minutes it'll go out.


I own 3, and I recently had that issue with an older one. After some fiddling with it and trying a fresh gas cartridge with no effect, it went in the trash.


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oleyeller
Tennessee Fan
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re: Thermacell not staying lit
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Do these work well?


I have walked 20mins to my stand, got settled in, only to realize i forgot thermocell.. got down and walked back to truck for it. It works that good. I hunt a swamp on the river, its a must


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