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Torpedo heater runs for a minute or two then the breaker trips.

I have a Sears 50,000 BTU kerosene torpedo heater which has not been used on a regular basis for several years. I plugged it in and it runs for a minute or two then the breaker trips. It restarts when the reset button is pressed but then trips again. I checked and it has spark and fuel. I was wondering if it could be a problem with the photocell.

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You can test the photocell by hooking up a ohm meter on thr rx1k scale. Photo cell should be out of the heater.Hold photocell up to a light bulb,with light on resistance of photocell should drop to 0 to 100 ohms.Holding finger over the photcell and blocking the light the resistance should go up to the maximum resistance

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You need to check all the rubber hoses on the ends if they are hard or cracked cut that off but don't cut too much or hose will be to short but those fittings must be tight and no air leaks

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