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Heater will run for about 5 min. Than flame goes out , and smokes

Clean kero / Clean nozzle when I took it appart, Clean tubig filter,When you take the cover off and run it ,the flame come out the front as long as you have the cover off 1 min or 30 . Putt the cuver back on and 5 to 10 min later , it's puffing smoke (unburnt fuel )

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  • adam2554 Jan 16, 2009

    i have the 170T with the cover off it burns perfect. When the cover is on it ignites then it puffs with a cloud of smoke. It is a hot surface ignitor. Not sure but it seems like a fuel issue when the cover is on and the fan blows directly over the nozzle it puffs out smoke. But the nozzle seems to have a good spread with the fuel.

  • adam2554 May 11, 2010

    Where is the K1 cap located?

  • Jerry Magee
    Jerry Magee May 11, 2010

    Reply with the pressure reading and which type heater do you have- spark plug or hot surface ignitor?



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