Question about Desa International Kerosene Portable Forced-Air Heater

1 Answer

My DESA C100D kerosene heater quits after running a while. It may

Run for 1/2 hour or 5 min. It just stops heating and eventually the reset will kick off. I think it's running out of fuel to the nozzle. I don't know where to look for the filter and I don't know the theory of fuel delivery in these units. It has a spark plug and seems to have good spark. It ran perfectly until last week. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Emery

Posted by on

  • elushia Dec 20, 2008

    tbugger,

    Thanks for the help. That fixed it.

    Emery

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 232 Answers

Emery- there are 2 types of filters used in the spark plug heaters.. Most likely yours is a long cylindrical type which is hidden inside the pickup tube that drops into the tank. These filters tend to get gummed up with a black, tar type goo that restricts fuel flow & starves the flame. The other is a lawnmower type filter. Go to this page for pictures of both types of filter.

The filter is probably the problem. The flame goes out due to lack of fuel, then the photocell shuts the heater down due to lack of flame.

Don't rule out water in the fuel. Water will cause a flameout condition, also.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hope you'se can help...I have a Desa 60,000 kerosene heater,only ran about 10 hours.Went to start it today,ran for about 1 hour then it quit on me. Motor runs and igniter heats up and shuts off. Took cover...


You need to check the fuel nozzle for a blockage and check the fuel filter. Remove the top of the heater and you should be able to remove the nozzle adapter and the nozzle by turn it until the tabs on the nozzle adapter line up with the holes. One hole is bigger than the other so it will only come out and go in one way. If you remove the nozzle from the adapter and hold the nozzle up to light you should be able to see light through it. Use a piece of small wire or something to clear any blockage.
nitensheaterservice@earthlink.net
Niten's Heater Service on Facebook

Jan 14, 2011 | Desa International Heaters

1 Answer

Will not stay lit. goes out after 1 min of running.


justdoug715,

Common reddy heater problem. Easy to fix. Go to my tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4124129-yearly_maintenance_reddy_heaters which explains the problem, where to get the parts and how to do the repair.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating. Please consider a testimonial. Thank you.

hardrocko

Jan 12, 2011 | Desa International Reddy Heater R40 40,000...

1 Answer

Grade of fuel required for DESA heater


Dave you can use all three types that you have listed.

The pump is typically set for Number 2/ Diesel Fuel and if you run Kerosene the unit will run a little bit hotter but with a 3E359B you will typically run diesel due to the amount it will use and the increased cost of kerosene over diesel fuel.


Number 1 is similar to kerosene and is the fraction that boils off right after gasoline.
Number 2 is the diesel fuel that trucks and some cars run on, leading to the name "road diesel". It is the same thing as heating oil.

Feb 10, 2010 | Desa International Heaters

2 Answers

Propane Tank Size needed for Reddy Heater TB101


Yes it will work but it will heat more efficiently with the 100 lb tank

Jan 05, 2010 | Desa International TB101 Heater

1 Answer

Ready heater forced air 60 kerosene run for 4 min or so and dyes


First CARBON MONOXIDE WILL KILL YOU

#2 fuel is too dirty, use #1 or clear K-1.

I have found when running mine in any confined space like a garage, it will consume too much oxygen if not vented. It might run till it draws down the oxygen level. You start at 21% and draw down the oxygen to 14% that is where mine kicks out.

Clean out the filter, flush the tank, put in clean K-1, You might need to replace the igniter. Check your fuel line pressue (mine was 4 psi).
Good Luck

Jan 24, 2009 | Reddy Heater RLP100 Portable Forced Air...

1 Answer

Reset button keeps popping and the time between becomes shorter.


check the photo eye. It's the little rubber boot on the bottom right on the back side of the burner. If it's dirty, it may not be shutting off the igniter. If the igniter runs continuously, the safety breaker will trip.

Dec 18, 2008 | All-Pro Kerosene Garage Shop Heaters - All...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Heaters Logo

Related Topics:

135 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Desa International Heaters Experts

paulcarew

Level 3 Expert

1898 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Gil Shultz

Level 3 Expert

3250 Answers

Are you a Desa International Heater Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...