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Seems that my R-40 is not pumping fuel

I have cleaned everything, tank, filters etc... I have been using #2 deisel and it quit after 2 months of use. had the cover off and watch it start. the igniter lights up and by the time the fan/pump comes on there is a delay in when the fuel starts coming out of the nozzle, by that time the igniter goes out and it shuts down. its seems to me that it is not getting fuel soon enough to keep it running. I can set my aircompressor at 3 psi and apply air to the nozzle thru the line off the pump and it will start. I feel its not pumping enough air to the nozzle to pick up the fuel soon enough, whats the fix?

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You must set the pressure! If the heater runs with your compressor connected, but won't when the pressure is disconnected, well.......

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