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Won't start I have a Propane Reddy Heater Model RLP50VA. When I start it, it will run for a few seconds then it cuts off. If I can get it started again it does the same thing

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  • jghandymann Jan 29, 2009

    My motor is running backwards. I use my air nozzle from my compressor and blow in the rear of the unit and it'll run fine. As soon as it shuts off it tries to start but runs backward and shuts off.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    The heater runs on oil.

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If the propane cylinder is almost empty you maybe getting a concentration of murcapton(spelling?)this odorant is added to propane so it has an odor.when the gas gets low in the cylinder you can pull more odorant that may have settled in the bottom of the tank over time. there are other reasons since you are dealing with an unvented heating product , such as other odors fron oils,cleaning products, paint, etc. there could other problems so you may want to take it to your local propane store. jr

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