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UNIT LITES THEN GOES OUT BLOWING SMOKE

I HAVE A 150000 BTU KEROSENE HEATER. IT LIGHTS AND RUNS A MINUTE. THEN GOES OUT AND BLOWS FUEL AND SMOKE OUT. I HAVE TO UNPLUG IT THEN. SPARK PLUG, FILTER, AND TUBES ARE CLEAN. HELP...MARK

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    Heater will light and run for about one minute then extingueshes and blows smoke. The light on the power switch startes to blink.

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Needs a new nosel and tuneup kit you can get it at sears for about 12.00 dollars

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Pick the heater up throw It at the wall, the heater has been used to heat my uncles home no problem now it wont light, on the day its needed most outside in the freezing cold, so my solution was throw it at wall and go to walmart.

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