MHUniversity Tank Top Heaters

The Original Tank Top heater family is assembled in Cleveland, Ohio. Available from 15,000 BTU to 45,000 BTU, these heaters are suitable for a wide range of outdoor activities. They mount directly to various propane tanks from the 1 lb. disposable to 20 lb tanks. These heaters are constructed with high quality chrome and stainless steel components to bring you reliable heat on the go. Most feature an adjustable high-medium-low regulator and include a stabilizing base for the tanks. Its higher grade mesh brings you longer lasting durability, while its standard safety shut-off switch and tip switch brings you peace of mind.

Tank Top FAQs

What is a Safety Tip-over Switch?

A safety tip over switch is a small device inside the heater, that, when the heater is tipped more than a specific number of degrees from upright, will turn the heater off.

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Why doesn't my heater come with a hose and/or regulator?

Your heater may not include a hose and/or regulator because it is not required for the product to function. Or there may be multiple options available in regards to the length of the hose, what length you need, etc.

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I can't get my burner to light.

Check to see if the supply tank valve is open and regulator is set at the medium setting and you are manually holding the safety shutoff open. If all this is ok and you still don't smell or hear gas then replace regulator.

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My burner will not stay lit after I release the safety control valve.

Disconnect Tip switch wires and connect the wires together with a paper clip or jumper wire. If the heater works, change the Tip Switch, If not, change the Thermocouple.

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There is a blue flame at the top of my heater.

Clean unit per instructions. Check for spiders and dust in back plenum tube. The screen may also have a burned out section and need to be replaced.

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My heater makes a pop sound and a roar and rear starts glowing red.

Puff of wind, or dirt or spider in riser on back just above safety control valve, called BACK FLASH. Solution: Block from direct wind flow. Clean out riser tube with pipe cleaner and low pressure air or screen defective. If the above doesn't work, replace burner assembly.

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My heater makes a high-pitched sound.

This will go away once heater has warmed up.

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My heater will light but as soon as I release the valve button it shuts off. Why?

When the heaters leave the factor they have a glue that helps the connection on the Tip-Over switch stay firm but that can still come loose. Take pliers and squeeze the connections tight. Try starting the heater again. If the problem still occurs then contact Technical Support and we will help with final troubleshooting.

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Do you need to order parts?

For your convenience please enter your serial number below to access Mr. Heater’s interactive schematic & parts ordering system. This system will allow you to browse your specific product schematic to order the correct service parts as well as download a complete manual for your make & model year.  If your product was produced any year prior (2011 and earlier), please call our Service Department at 1-800-251-0001, where our technicians will gladly assist you.


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