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Dayton kerosene heater 3E219B will not turn on

I plugged in the heater and it ran without igniting for about 10 seconds then shut off. I dried the excess kerosene off and the heater still will not do anything when plugged in. Reset button does nothing.

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  • scaamano80 Feb 10, 2009

    thanks for the info. problem was a stuck reset switch, fixed it thanks


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I have a Dayton Model # 3e219b 150,000 BTU potable heater and it runs fine with the top cover off.But if I put the cover on it will go out is less than a minute and trip the reset.

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  1. Determine if there is spark at the plug
  2. no spark? check the transformer. Is 110v going in but spark not coming out? check for ground. If grounded, replace the transformer with the modern replacement 102482-01 .
  3. No 110v going into the transformer? check the reset. If defective, replace with the modern replacement HA3003
  4. If 110v coming in and out of the reset, replace the photocell HA3019

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