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NO FUEL AT NOZZLE

MODEL R165DT-REDDY HEATER 165000 BTU-I HAVE PUMP PRESSURE-CLEAN FUEL FILTER AND NOZZLE IS CLEAR-SOME ONE HAS BEEN INSIDE THE UNIT BEFORE-DOES FUEL LINE GO NEXT TO BURNER HOUSING OR PUMP LINE-IT NOW HAS FUEL LINE NEXT TO BURNER HOUSING-I'M NOT GETTING FUEL AT NOZZLE-IGNITOR GLOWS-PUMP STARTS BUT NO FUEL-UNIT STOPS AFTER 5-6 SEC

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  • go2guns64 Feb 21, 2009

    I have a reddy heater r55bt it starts and then quits after about 5 seconds using coleman lantern fuel. Any idea how to fix it? It worked great a year ago but was stored for 13 months.

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FOUND THAT THE FUEL HOSE AND AIR PUMP HOSE HAD BEEN REVERSED AT THE NOZZLE-PUMP HOSE NEEDS TO BE CLOSEST TO THE BLOWER HOUSING-I USED A VAC GAUGE TO TEST THE FUEL LINE-WHILE THE AIR PUMP WAS RUNNING-NO VAC-REVERSED LINES AND STARTED UNIT-ADJUSTED AIR PRESSURE-ALL IS WELL

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Reddy heater 40000 btu ker/forcedair plug it in it takes off for a little while then shutsoff


First thing is to download the service manual.

http://www.desaparts.com/service_manuals.html

You need to make sure the filters are clean and that you are getting the proper air pump pressure.

If the units starts up and runs good and slowly goes out it will normally be due to a lack of fuel getting to the nozzle. When there is not enough fuel being delivered to the nozzle from either a clogged fuel filter of dirty air pump output filter the unit will slowly shut down from lack of fuel.

If the unit shuts down while it is running properly and the nose come is orange then you probably have a problem with a photocell or the flame out control.

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M Cramer

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This must be a kerosene heater? With a spark plug? If you will reply with the model number I can tell for sure.

I will list some of rhe causes for the problem you describe.
  1. a restricted or worn nozzle (Desa recommended annual replacement). Replace nozzle.
  2. a loss of air pressure. Air pressure from the air pump is directly related to fuel delivery. Check the pump pressure.
  3. pump pressure loss due to an air leak around the plastic cover, a crack in the cover, a crack in the air line.
  4. fuel delivery loss due to a restricted fuel filter or a cracked vacuum line.
  5. a crack in the nozzle adapter.
Click for some more troubleshooting tips

Use some soapy water for leak finding.

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Here are a couple of tips that I wrote that tell you how to troubleshoot aTorpedo or Reddy heater...

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