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Reddy heater 110btu kerosene starts and shuts off?

Hsi igniton type.heater start up and runs normal for 30 seconds or so and shuts off? photo sensor bad? no repair attempt made yet and would rather diagnose the problem before throwing parts at it. can the blue wires be bypassed? i already know my thermostat control has a dead spot that won't work in part of the lower setting position but could this be gone completely now? or can it be bypassed?when turned all the way up heater still starts shuts off then must unplug and retry then will run again for 10 to 30 sec. no other symptoms no smoke or excessive fumes from heater. the problem just started all of a sudden after using heater in the garage for 6 hours. and yes it has fuel in it lol... any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks.

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I would think that your photocell is bad.... or if your heater has a circut board... the relay or the board could be bad... i dont believe that is is your thermostat for the reason that it will still fire up even though it doesnt run very long... usually they just randomly stop running because the photocell is not detecting a strong enough flame... you could try turning your pump pressure up to get a better flame and see if that solves your problem... the pump adjustment screw is is located in the plastic cover on the back of the pump on the back of the electric motor... it takes a straight head screw driver to adjust...

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I would say the thermostat is bad after reading your problem over several times. There is no reason to suspect a wiring problem, and I strongly suggest you don't bypass anything! A fire or explosion could result. Replace the thermostat as a probable cause.

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Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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Your description does not leave much to go on, because you don’t state the model heater that you have. You see, there are 2 different technologies that come into play on portable kerosene heaters. First there is the older version spark plug type heater, and, second there is the newer computerized type with Hot Surface Ignitor (HSI) technology.

Since you state "There is no electricity getting to the plug", the KEYWORD here is PLUG. I am going to assume that you have a spark plug type heater. NOTICE: if your heater has HSI technology- disregard this post because it will not apply.

Causes for "no electricity to the plug":

  1. no electricity to the unit
  2. a defective Safety Control (reset)
  3. a defective photocell
  4. a defective Ignition Control (transformer)
  5. loss of ground to the Ignition Control

I am including a link to some troubleshooting tips for spark plug type heaters. These heaters are relatively simple, but, be careful. Stay away from the fan and take precautions from the obvious shock hazards. Troubleshoot each of the above until you find the problem.

Good luck!

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