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Fumes hello and thanks i have a 150.000 btu heater that burns to rich ,uses a lot of fuel , and the fumes burn my eyes , and sometimes blows out a cloud of fuel before ignition ????

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  • dwelbaum Jan 03, 2009

    I have an reddy heater 170,000 that is about 3 years old. I have changed the fuel filter and all the air filters each year. Along with changing the filters, I have re-adjusted the pump after each change. However, I still am having the fuming problem and now it just produced an new symptom of starting and shutting off after about 3 mins. Any help you can give me on solving this problem will be greatly appreciated. Thank You

  • Jerry Magee
    Jerry Magee May 11, 2010

    Please, respond with a model so we can know which technology is used in your heater- spark plug or HSI. It makes a difference when troubleshooting.



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If you are using diesel #1 or #2 you hve to change the filter for the fuel line once every 50 hours of use.i have had the same problem over the years.with kerosene you need to change once a year.

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One of two things, a high heat limit control or the flame sensor, also check your air line that runs to the heater nozzle could be cracked, not enoughair to fuel mix will make it burn dirty.

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