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Runs for 15 secc.'s to 1 Min. Then Shuts off...

I have a Reddy Heater 60 that has been used very little (less than 2 gallons of fuel). I purchased it in 2001 and it worked that winter. I haven't been able to get it to run correctly since. I dismantled it and checked the fuel flow; and the igniter shuts off while it is still "misting" fuel. I put a light on the Photo-electric cell and it made no difference. To get it to re-start, I must unplug it from the wall and re-plug it in. As soon as I plug it in again, it fires right up, but then the igniter shuts off and it shuts down the unit. It does not seem to be fuel delivery, but what ever causes the igniter to shut down. Any suggestions?
Steve

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    I have a Reddy Heater 36000 and it runs fine for about 10 minutes and then blows the breaker. I draws about 10Amps when running.

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Steve- You've got to understandhow it's supposed to work before you can fix it.!

  1. The ignitor only glows for 5 seconds. Just long enough to start combustion.
  2. The photocell monitors the flame color. If it doesn't like the color of the flame (or no flame at all), then it shuts the heater down. Does this sound like what may be happening?
You must troubleshoot the system and decide whether you are having a fuel delivery/mixture problem or an electronics problem.

Read these troubleshooting tips.

Good luck.

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