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Makes my eyes water and burn

My reddy heater has sarted making my eyes water and burn. this is a problem it just started. have cleaned the filter in the back and there is no change

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  • mgpaulou812 Jan 19, 2009

    there is no gas smell just burns rich

  • mgpaulou812 Jan 19, 2009

    what a joke i work in my shop at 32 degrees i want heat not a full day of a unit running korosen is exspensive

  • mgpaulou812 Jan 19, 2009

    i keep getting exuast dont know what you are talking about need detail instruction

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Note to anyone posting into this Client's question:
He has a portable KEROSENE HEATER with a problem.
He does NOT have an automobile; with an issue with fumes.

Please keep this in mind when adding your professional input.

Personally, MrRight seems to be on track with his solution.

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Unit has an exhaust leak into the and it is escaping into the blower. Please have this unit serviced.

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Most ready heaters have a fuel pressure setting on the back of the heater near the fan. There should be two small plastic covers, looking directly at the back, the one on the left can be removed and a pressure gauge installed. The one on the right is slotted for adjustment of pressure. I think the correct pressure for that model is 3.0 lbs. if that settings are correct then check out below. Did you buy 2-K instead of 1-K? 2-K is foul burning stuff--very nasty. Not supposed to use it in indoor kerosene heaters.

Is the fuel old?

Is your wick old, dirty, covered in soot?


use another batch of kero/fuel/oil in the unit.if they r old this happens. also for more help click the link below directly http://www.toyotomi.jp/english/faq/k_heaters.html

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It's probably an exhaust leak right at the collector, close to the firewall. So when you turn your heater blower on, fumes can just pour right into the cabin.

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Hi just leave a small window open so that the fumes coming out can escape. 

pls rate me

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    Prakash Ram Jan 19, 2009

    the amount of fuel content can be reduced


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    Prakash Ram Jan 19, 2009

    the efficiency of ur heater has started to get reduced. i think that might be ur problem. its better to give it for some service.


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That means that there is an exhaust leak, or oil is leaking from the motor.

See: Eyes Burning and Gas smell when heater is on ..help?

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  • Ginko
    Ginko Jan 19, 2009

    If there is no gas smell, try to understand if it smells like oil, in that case you have an oil leak, or oil is being burned inside the cylinder.




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    Ginko Jan 19, 2009

    If the fumes are irritating your eyes, then there is something wrong with the emissions.






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