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Heater shuts down prematurly

Reddy heater 55 fires up and runs for approximately 15 minutes then shuts down. i am able to refire immediately but only runs from 5 to 7 minutes.

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If the heater runs fine for the 15 or so minutes without smoke/odor- do this

  1. check for water droplets on bottom of tank
  2. check for restricted fuel filter
  3. test photocell
  4. test safety control (reset)
You don't state whether this is a spark plug heater *or* Hot Surface Ignitor type. I made the assumption you were inquirung about a Spark Plug Heater. Disregard the list if the heater is an HSI type---- troubleshooting is different.

More troubleshooting tips for a Spark Plug Type heater

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