Question about Reddy Heater-30-55,000 BTU Variable

2 Answers

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.

Posted by on

  • 6 more comments 
  • 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


2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 35 Answers

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.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 232 Answers

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

  • Jerry Magee
    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.


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Manual for reddy 55,000 dual fuel model r55c

Try Googling (reddy)(r55c)(manual) without parentheses.

Jan 08, 2017 | Reddy Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Why won't my forced air kerosene desiel heater stay lit for more than 4 mins at a time when i use desiel?

Diesel takes more air. Have you adjusted it? Flame sensor dirty? Clean it off. don-ohio

Jan 04, 2017 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

How to bypass the relay on a Reddy M100D

Best change the switch ,than bypass it .

Jan 03, 2017 | Reddy Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

How do I fix my electric heater

  • sounds like the sensor or bulb that tells it to start the blower is defective/ im not familiar with your unit but this seems the most logical answer most furnace will not turn the blower on right away usually 90 seconds after the ignition but will also run longer to exhume any dangerous carbon monoxide. Electricic heaters are different. What type of unit do you have

Dec 25, 2014 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Why does my ceramic heater keep turning off

Without other specifics I can only postulate that it's more than likely overheating, and perhaps it's location stifled

Dec 09, 2014 | Heating & Cooling

Not finding what you are looking for?
Reddy Heater-30-55,000 BTU Variable Logo

Related Topics:

494 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Reddy Heating & Cooling Experts

Mack Baxter

Level 3 Expert

381 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2182 Answers

Superior Maintenance

Level 2 Expert

63 Answers

Are you a Reddy Heating and Cooling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides