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Where is the igniter on a 441 monitor heater

It will not ignite . Took it apart , cleaned it , checked fuel pump and carborator. All seems ok . The heater (round thing on bottom of pot Gets very hot ( I think to pre heat or vaporize fuel ) that is working . The thing on the side of the pot ( that looks like a grill igniter), does not spark. Is that the problem or is that thing maybe not an igniter ?

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Lane,

When you try to light the heater do you ever hear a thumping noise? If so, you have a fuel delivery problem. If you never heat the thumping noise you have a fuel pump or air safety switch problem. If it's been snowy you could have a covered flue pipe. This will cause the fuel pump not to come on. If your Monitor is your only source of heat I would be looking for a local repair guy that knows the Monitor heater.

Tom Hawkins
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This heater is made by Reddy Heater. There are certain problems they develope after running for some time and are very critical of the pump pressure. If it is wrong the unit will light sometimes and not others. I have a tip at this address http://www.fixya.com/support/r4124129-yearly_maintenance_reddy_heaters which explains in detail how to repair your unit and where to get the parts. Let me know if you need anymore help.

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Lane,

When you try to light the heater do you ever hear a thumping noise? If so, you have a fuel delivery problem. If you never heat the thumping noise you have a fuel pump or air safety switch problem. If it's been snowy you could have a covered flue pipe. This will cause the fuel pump not to come on. If your Monitor is your only source of heat I would be looking for a local repair guy that knows the Monitor heater.

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Lane,

Do you hear a thumping noise on the lower right side of the unit just before it starts flashing the light bars? If so you have a fuel supply problem. If there is no thumping noise I would check the flue pipe on the outside to be sure it is clear. Lastly I would remove the copper fuel pipe from the burner and try to start the stove. If fuel comes out the pipe the pump is good. If fuel comes out I would stick a paper clip down the fuel nozzle about 3 inches, it could be blocked with carbon. If no fuel comes out the pipe, you will need to get a manual or a tech to help you out. The choices would now be fuel pump or main board, both of which are pricey so you don't want to make a mistake.

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You can obtain an electronic copy of the 441 owner's manual from http://www.monitorproducts.com/customer-support/manuals

Scroll towards the bottom of the page to find the 441 or 442 manuals.

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