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Torpedo heater ignites and then goes out reignites, goes out, etc.

My 100,000 btu heater (Remmington) seems not to stay ignited. It does heat but doesn't stay burning.

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  • wbaldwin Oct 16, 2008

    its kerosene! Checked the fuel filter today - not it!

  • wbaldwin Oct 18, 2008

    no smoke runs good doesn't shut down did the same last year

  • bgrifn Jan 09, 2009

    master 70 multifuel. burns awhile, flames out, burns awhile, flames out. what to do, its only a year old!

  • larrysloma1 Jan 28, 2009

    It starts and runs for 20 minutes and then stops. I shut the switch off and wait a minute then turn the switch on and it runs for 15 minutes and shuts off. I restart it and it starts and stops. I start it and it stops. Etc and etc. No smoke when starting. It is a Remington multi-fuel and ran great last winter and the winter before. Ran diesel and kerosene back and forth and was great. Waht's up?


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We need to know more. Is this a kerosene or a propane fired heater?

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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    Jerry Magee Oct 16, 2008

    OK, it's a kero fired heater. In order to help I need to know answers to the following questions.

    1. When it ignites, does the heater put out good clean heat or is it smokey or stinky?

    2. Put a watch to it. How long does it run before it shuts down? (#minutes, #seconds, etc)

    3. Did the heater run good last year when put away?

    Answer the questions completely and don't guess.

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    Jerry Magee Oct 19, 2008

    Sorry, I'm lost. Your first post states "doesn't stay burning".

    Your third post states "doesn't shut down".

    Your posts seem to contradict each other unless you are saying " the flame goes out, but the motor continues to run". Is this the case? If so, :

    1. Exactly what is the model number of your 100,000 btu Remington heater?

    2. Exactly how long does the heater run until flameout?


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