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Reddy Heater won't stay lit

I have a Reddy Heater RM 60 (60000 BTU) that lights and runs for about 10 minutes the first time then goes out. Each time that I plug it in, it turns back on for only about a minute. I was told I need to get a tune up kit for it but I cannot find one anywhere.

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You dont need a tune up kit! If you replace the units thermostat and the unit will work like new again (this is why it keeps shutting off) This is a very common problem with this model.
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Have a Reddy Heater 55,000 BTU unit, when plugged in it will run for about 5 minutes or so and then shut off.


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