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Heavy smell I have an All-Pro Kero Heater Model # R60A . I purchased it from Home Depot last Oct. It worked great for heating my garage, and there was very little odor. This year when I run it, the odor or fumes are so bad you can't stand it. I cannot fine my manual. Is this a adjustment problem, or a bad part?

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  • djdsr Nov 24, 2008

    I have en older model that does the same thing. My unit also runs for a minute then cuts out and restarts a half second or so later. I have cleaned out all old kero, flushed tank with denatured alcohol, let it dry a day, then filled with new kero. Still smokes, smells, and cuts out. I keep it, hopping that I can find out what it needs. I have almost given up on it.

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This is a fuel delivery problem. Look for:

  1. always start troubleshooting fuel problems on a Hot Surface Ignitor heater by checking the pump pressure!
  2. restricted fuel filter
  3. air leak
  4. restricted nozzle
Troubleshooting tips

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