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115000 btu ready heater/ about 3 years old from home depot/multi fuel

I have been heating for about 5 days straight. Day six it has started to shut off every 15 - 20 min. I have been using diesel fuel and havent been very carful about cleaning snow out of funnel. Do you think water is the problem. I added water treatment to the fuel just a minute ago. What do you think.

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I would try cleaning the flame sensor, use a Qtip slightly moist with ispropyl alcohol. it's a rubber boot about 2in. long faceing the combustion chamber with two wires.

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