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Heater will not ignite,

The unit will not ignite, the fan comes on and fuel mist comes out the front of the unit. I have gone through the trouble-shooting suggestions in the manual and with no success. the unit has less than 50 hours on it and worked fine when it was stored last Spring. I have not been able to contact CFM Corp as the phone is no longer in service. I also have put clean fuel in it for this season.

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  • pbbagley Dec 21, 2008

    Thanks for your time and help. My unit does not have a glo plug or a spark plug. It has a spark wand that sparks across two poles that creates a spark. I will try to clean the fuel nozzles as you suggested. However; as I mentioned, fuel mist comes out the barrel of the unit but it will not ignite. I seems to be more of a spark problem rather than a fuel problem. Any more suggestions if the fuel nozzle or filters are not the issue?

    Thanks Again,
    pbbagley@comcast.net


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Here is a website that will be very helpful. desatech.com
a couple of things that will help is to check the filter in the tank clean it will soap and water = remove side cover 5/16 socket and a hand driver or 8mm will work also. take side cover off and you will be able to access the filter. also clean intake filter soap and water. if yours has a spark plug (take top cover off to see and remove.) if so take the spark plug to an auto parts store AUTOZONE they will have it, if not the same brand have them cross reference it. while you have the plug out and your at a parts store pick up some carb cleaner, take the jet out of heater right next to the plug it should have two hoses hooked to it pull them off and the jet has two notches in it twist to line up with holes and pull out it should be a 9/16 and 13/16 wrench sizes to take it apart take oring off then clean with carb cleaner, reinstall all parts fire it up . ps if it has a glow plug a small engine repair shop or lowes or home depot should also carry it = but only replace if it doesnt glow when heater is plugged in. if this doesnt help check out that web site they will show you how to calibrate air pressure and rotor adj. good luck

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