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Transformer for a 70k kerosene heater

Reddy heater 70k kerosene heater need transformer for model 388643 and I bet you can't help

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Often times it is the coil as I have just found out. I needed a coil with a long wire with more power since I have a large fan. A smaller fan with less air traveling needs less power ! This is a common cause for the heater not to run with the lid on. So you are in effect blowing the spark out. I got a transformer and it was from here. http://www.torpedoheat.com/
Worked like a charm.

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Causes for "no electricity to the plug":

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I am including a link to some troubleshooting tips for spark plug type heaters. These heaters are relatively simple, but, be careful. Stay away from the fan and take precautions from the obvious shock hazards. Troubleshoot each of the above until you find the problem.

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