Question about Reddy Heater 60,000 BTU Kerosene Forced-Air Heater #R60A

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Runs a few minutes and quits

Runs a few minutes and shuts itself off

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  • stevet883 Jan 28, 2009

    my unit only runs for a few seconds then turns off, it's almost like it's not igniting, since I have a cloud of unlit kerosene coming out of the heateded end.,

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    Heater will run for a good 7-10 mins. then shuts off with a puff of smoke, I can turn the power off and back on and it will run about the same amount of time and shut off again


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Hi this could be 3 problems ? no spark so vapour not igniting so excess vapour coming out as smoke, if it ignites stays on for a while goes out the flame probe is faulty, fuel filter is blocked needs new one , the fuel pipe going into tank has a non return vavle in it ( its a plastic ball in line with pipe ) if this is missing or stuck it allows fuel to drain back into tank and causes a air lock in heater causing vapour into chamber result in smoke coming out of end, as a quick fix for that you can fill pipe with fuel bend it so its traps in fuel like fire place pipe in tank when stopping fire stick mole gripps on pipe so next time fuel is there ready

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