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Trys to start. Motor turns slowly (revolution in 2-3 seconds).

Reset button pops out after about 10 seconds. Reddy Heater 50,000 BTU. Model # R50A.

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  • ulopear2 Dec 04, 2008

    My motor starts and runs fine, burner ignites and burns good. Breaker kicks off after 10 - 15 sec. With the cover off I can see the igniter continues to spark as long as it is running, suspect the photocell may be bad. I'm no expert, however it is my belief that once it is burning good the igniter should no longer be arcing.

  • onenastygt Dec 19, 2008

    100k btu heater after 1min reset button pops



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  1. the reset (safety control) is bad
  2. the photocell is defective
  3. both of the above
To test the photocell

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