Question about Desa International Kerosene Portable Forced-Air Heater
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
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.
Posted on Feb 10, 2010
sound like the reg is locking up turn off gas then turn on very slow see if you get gas flow , if not then you could try new reg
Posted on Nov 30, 2010
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