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Blower motor works but heater will not ignite

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  • rvitale Jan 31, 2009

    I took the reddy heater apart and cleaned it. Then replaced the spark plug. And it seemed to take care of the problem.

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Does this unit have hsi tech? i think so and if so the photo eye must see the glow from the igniter be for fuel discharge, otherwise the heater would fill the aera with and explosive mixture, try to cotton swalve the photo eye making sure of no obstructions first, i seen a mudd dopper make a nest in one before.

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