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Reddy heater won't stay on

I have a kerosine type reddy heater 55,000 btu. i plug it in and it starts and has heat but only runs for about fifteen seconds. it will keep repeating this as many times as I plug it in. i had real old kerosine in it the first couple of times i started it i'v emptied it and put fresh kerosine in it. i'v tried starting it about a undred times and it just never stays on.

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  • wrivera40 Nov 20, 2008

    I think model 55

  • rrichardson Dec 21, 2008

    Reddy Heater Model M50A, 50000BTU. The machine will start and fire ignites. The machine will blow heat but flames out in about 5-10 minutes. The cloud and fan keep running w/ no flame. If I unplug it and replug it in it will repeat the process.

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    The same as above

  • mromenesko3 Jan 02, 2009

    I have a ready heater 110 and it does the same thing worked great then started this out of the blue

  • geaver1 Jan 04, 2009

    Have an RM60 Kerosene Heater. Inconsistant performance. Initially, ignitor would glow, fan would come on, (briefly) but would not fire up, then quickly shut down. Took to a dealer, checked pump pressure, adjusted, and it worked fine, (For about 20 minutes, then it shuts down). Same problem as above. Did a complete tune-up; filters, ignitor, etc.

    Any suggestions? (Note: had the unit back to the dealer twice, bring it home, it works great, then reverts back to aforementioned problem(s).

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    ignites, fan blows but flame only lasts for 20 sec to a minute

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    heater starts runs for about 5 seconds

  • davidandsons Jan 16, 2009

    reddy heater lights and runs for 5 sec. then stops. have taken apart cleaned, still same, mod. #r55a ser. #5126137

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Did you check the plug. If it is fowled or the plug is not gapped properly it will not fire or run efficently and will shut off.

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What is the model number? Could be a number of things, depending on which technology is used on your particular 55,000 btu heater.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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    Jerry Magee Nov 21, 2008

    You're going to have to actually look at the heater, copy down the model number, then reply here on Fixya. There are many 55's. 2 different technologies, different troubleshooting tactics.

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