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I have a reddi heater Pro 150

When I plug it in it blows smoke and will not light. The fan turns and runs.

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  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    i have a reddy heater pro 150 that keeps shutting off and i have to push the reset button on it, why?

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You don't give the model of the heater, only the series. You must troubleshoot, first and see if the ignitor or spark plug (whichever your Pro 150 has) to see if there is spark or glow present to ignite the fuel.

Troubleshooting tips for a spark plug type heater
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I had the same problem. Fixing it is simple.. It will take you about one and a half hours to be problem free. Take the unit apart its very simple. Make sure the lines are clear and the tank filter is not blocked. Then take the pump apart not to loose and small bearing parts there should be only one under a spring. Then take the pump of the motor and clean the black dirt you will see on the pump by the motor. Make sure the sliders slide free for this is and important part of making this whole thing work . Put it back together and you should be good. There is two filters both should be cleaned and or replaced. If you don't have any then just clean them and dry them until you are able to get them. This should fix your problems and most others as well. I found this out the hard way..... Good luck

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