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Heater will not stay running

I have a Remington 60 kerosene heater. When I plug it in, it ignites and runs for about 5 seconds and then quits. There is an adjustment screw on the back and I have gotten the heater to run up to 10 seconds and then when it tries to run at full force it quits again.

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  • tdalecollins Nov 20, 2008

    My Ready Heater Pro110 will start and run about 15 min. and then stop.

    I push the reset and it will run about 5 sec and stop. The next time I push the reset it would not run at all. I can wait about an hour and the the whole process will happen again.

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    Same thing here...

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    my ready heater r60 will light and run about 5 minutes and go off then i unplug and replug and it will run about 5 seconds . let it set for a while and process starts over again

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    quits-wont keep running

  • vinman713 Jan 13, 2009

    i have a r 60 i plug it in i here the fan turn on i see it glowing then some smoke then it turns off

  • spinmanbob Jan 13, 2009

    my reddy heater 60000 btu heater does the same thing, but when I remove the lid and handle assembly, it runs just fine. The only thing I can think this might is the photocell inside the housing. I think this is a safety device that shuts the heater down when the flame is gone. That part might be bad, but I dont know for sure

  • caligator Apr 11, 2009

    My 60,000 btu heater quits after 5 seconds also. With the lid off it will run continuously.


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