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When heater starts it does not always light, I get a C3 code

It will blow raw fuel and not fire. If I shut it off when this happens and immediately turn it back on it will fire and run. Once it fires and is running there is no problem, it will run fine. The problem only occurs on start up
This is a Reddy multi fuel heater. 150,000 btu, with thermostat. It is the wheel barrow design, two handles and one front wheel

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The ignitor is faulty, mine also did that and I noticed one night that it was shorting out right from the ignition box. I put in a new ignitor and flame sensor and it's fine now. All ignitors are basically the same you just have to do some creative wireing. reddyparts.com still has most parts for your heater.

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