Question about Reddy Heater-30-55,000 BTU Variable

1 Answer

Runs for about 15 minutes then shuts off .

Unplug and plug back in will run 15 more minutes.what are the adjustment settings? i tried to adjust. may have them wrong. unit is a155000 btu

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 35 Answers

I believe the pump setting is 6.0 for the 155 BTU model. I will know more after tonight, we are using a Reddy Heater 155 unit tonight at church. I will look on the side panel and see what the PSI should be for the pump pressure and respond either tonight or tomorrow.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My heater will fire up with no problem, run for 5 - 15 minutes then shut off. I can unplug it then plug it back in and it will run for another 5 - 10 minutes and shut off again. There's no theremostat so...

Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

Download this service manual:

You may have a dirty Photocell as discussed on page 19 but you can have other issues. The manual will help you sort it out.

Things to look at are:
  • Photocell
  • air filters
  • fuel nozzle
  • fuel hoses
  • fuel tank cap
  • fan clearances
Everything I listed is covered in the manual link at the top of this post.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,

Feb 14, 2011 | Reddy R60A Utility Heater

1 Answer

My heater runs great for about 15-20 minutes and then raw diesel comes out and it shuts down. I thought maybe the tank vent might not be working right so I tried running it with the tank cap off and it...

The transformer gets hot and stops making spark... then fire goes out....transformer cools down and it works till transformer gets hot...

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

Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters

Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment


Feb 02, 2011 | Reddy R155D Utility Heater

1 Answer

Plug it in runs fine for a few minutes and cuts off. unplug it for 10 minutes, plug it back in starts to run and cuts off.

Try this link for service manuals:

If the unit runs for just a few minutes you could have a bad safety switch but you need to make sure you have the correct pump pressure.

Try putting your finger over the pump adjustment screw and see if you hear the heater become louder. If you do not hear a change in the sound of the heater you may have a problem with your end cover or pump pressure.

If you still need help you can call customer service at 1-800-475-5660

Nov 06, 2010 | Reddy Heater-70,000 BTU Kerosene w/T'stat

1 Answer

Where is the fuel filter located

i have to ask ...what is the air pressure set at.very important that it is set correctly.if it isn't the unit will only run a few seconds then shut it self down.look at the back plate and see if there are any cracks at the adjuster boss or the plug boss.if there is one the pressure is not correct and the unit will not run right.but to set the pressure you need to have a gauge so the air pressure can be set to the right psi...

Mar 04, 2009 | Reddy Heater-170,000 BTU Kerosene Deluxe

2 Answers

Look below

make sure air and fuel filter are clean.Set pump pressure to mfg set pressure after two minutes of operation

Feb 26, 2009 | All-Pro Kerosene Garage Shop Heaters - All...

2 Answers

Gas log will not stay lit for more than 5 minutes

Sounds like the gas regulator has failed.

There will be sufficient gas flow to light the pilot and get a flame prove, then the main burner lights, you will probably see the pilot flame reduce somewhat, and no longer fully surround the flame prove sensor.

When the unit is relighted, the complete sequence starts all over again.

Have the gas regulator checked and adjusted (if adjustable) or replaced by a qualified technician.

Jan 20, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Heater runs for 20 minutes then shuts off

These heaters have built in thermostats. Sometimes they are adjustable sometimes they are not, check to see if your is adjustable and see if this fixes your problem. Also check to see if there is any air restrictions possibly causing the heater to over heat.

Dec 03, 2008 | All-Pro Forced Air Kerosene Space Heater...

2 Answers

Won't stay on , not very consistent

You don't state whether this heater has the old style spark plug technology or the newer Hot Surface Ignitor technology. Troubleshooting will be different, depending on the style of heater, because the electronics are different.

You ask "what are the two adjustments screw heads on the back of heater". As stated by tros1 these are A. an air pump adjustment screw, and B. a pressure relief valve.

Both technologies require correct pump pressure in order to deliver the fuel at the proper rate. For a pressure setting video

Reply with the model number and/or the specific ignition technology and maybe we can help.

Mar 06, 2008 | Reddy Heater-170,000 BTU Kerosene Deluxe

Not finding what you are looking for?
Reddy Heater-30-55,000 BTU Variable Logo

Related Topics:

159 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Reddy Heating & Cooling Experts

Mack Baxter

Level 3 Expert

381 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2028 Answers

Superior Maintenance

Level 2 Expert

63 Answers

Are you a Reddy Heating and Cooling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides