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REDDY HEATERS MY 40000 BTU KEROSEAN REDDY HEATER IT TURNS ON WITH FUEL SPARK AND AIR THEN IT JUST SHUTS OFF WITH A CLOUD OF SMOKE I HAVE CLEANED THE FILTERS AND THE NOZZLE CAN YOU HELP ME

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U must get a low pressure guage at auto zone and adpt it to fit into the left hand test port. Fire the heater and adj. guage to 3-4 psi the needel should be at a fast sweep low sweep of 3 and the higest
4. see what happen and let me know ps. that is 8 th inch pipe thread in the test port

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Reddy Heater kerosene 110,000 btu . plup it in, fan runs, blows smoke out the front, leaks kerosene also from front, i have cleaned photo cell, replaced plug, cleaned filter and checked lines for cracks,...


Just because there is fuel & spark does not necessarily mean there will be combustion. The fuel must be delivered at the correct pressure, the correct volume, and must be delivered as a fog- not a mist.

My suggestions:
  1. set the pump pressure
  2. be sure the fuel filter is clean
  3. be sure no air leaks or vacuum leaks
  4. Desa recommended annual replacement of the nozzle. They wear out. When was the last time yours was changed?
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Heater runs for three min. then shuts off with a cloud of smoke behind it.


Check for water in fuel. Your suction fuel tube sits right on the bottom of your tank. This is where all of the water will be. The water is being picked up instead of fuel. I have repaired many kerosene heaters in the past, This is a common problem due to the tank sweating in the hotter months. If so drain, clean tank, replace fuel filter if needed. Refuel and test again.

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Clean your nozzel, check your fuel & air lines, you may need to replace Spark plug and filters. You can go to the manufacturers website at www.desatech.com and they offer service manuals. I hope this helps you!

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Blows cloud of smoke


thin your fuel mix with about a gallon of kerosene to 5 gallon of heating oil.could also be a semi clogged fuel line filter.

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www dot desatech dot com is a parts distributor for reddy heat products. on their main page they have a short troubleshooting guide. the motor needs to provide 3.5 psi of air across the fuel nozzle to suck the fuel out of the reservoir. check your ignition source (spark plug, hot surface igniter) if the hot surface igniter is broken get a new one, if the spark plug don't spark, check the gap might be too big. see if the spark plug is grounded. poor grounds will cause intermittent sparking. check the high voltage wire for breaks in the insulation, might be shorting out to ground BEFORE the plug. gap should be 75 thousandths.

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