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Model # HH100 Homelite Torpedo Heater

The Heater just shuts off, after a few seconds? Checked the filters, Changed the plug, Has enough kerosene. What more can I do????

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Check the carburetor, it is possible that caburetor setup is wrong, and the unit is shutting down either because idle is too low, or because is chocking if there is not enough air in the air-fuel mixture. In this last case you will notice that the heater does not turn off when engine is hot.

Check also if fuel is getting to the carburator, if fuel is not getting regularly to carb, then it is either a faulty fuel pump, or a clogged fuel line.

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Read these troubleshooting tips for clearing the problem.
just click the troubleshooting tips option.
thanks.

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Is it old kerosene or new? if its old it separates and is useless.you need to put new fuel in it and try again thats the only thing it can be. you cant use diesel fuel thats set around for awhile it becomes no good

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The main circuit board supplies ac power to the ignitor ( black transformer looking device) and the transformer increases the voltage that is supplied to the sparking device. Make sure the wires are connected to the sparking device and the ends of this device are approximately 3mm apart and that it is in the general position near the end of the nozzle.

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It sounds like either the photocell or control board is defective and you aren't going to like the solution. There is not much way to troubleshoot the electronic components without DESA's HA1170 diagnostic tool. The new style heaters are akin to the new style cars- Put the new part on and see if it fixes the problem.

But, don't rule out that you have a slight air pump adjustment problem, which is causing the flame to be off-color, which will cause the photocell to shut the heater down. By quickly grounding the photocell terminals, you are merely tricking the system. Watch your knuckles!

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  • Martin Ryan Oct 17, 2011

    how do you suggest Iground photocell terminals quickly and can this cause any damage

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It sounds like either the photocell or control board is defective and you aren't going to like the solution. There is not much way to troubleshoot the electronic components without DESA's HA1170 diagnostic tool. The new style heaters are akin to the new style cars- Put the new part on and see if it fixes the problem.

But, don't rule out that you have a slight air pump adjustment problem, which is causing the flame to be off-color, which will cause the photocell to shut the heater down. By quickly grounding the photocell terminals, you are merely tricking the system

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

  • biker280 Dec 20, 2013

    So if I bypass it, it should run without issues and it won't be dangerous, per say?

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