Question about Reddy Heater-30-55,000 BTU Variable
Unit runs, purchased filter kit for 55K Reddy Heater Kero. Unit has spark but will not light. Replace new filters with old filters and unit fires up. Swapped out a second time and sure enough it will not light. Put old filters back in (clearly filter is carboned up) and unit fires up.
Clearly a problem with the new filter.
Does it have a check valve built in?
Try to get a flow through it without the nozzle attatched - and often there is a small sintered filter attatched behind the nozzle anyway. take off nozzle and try priming (without igniting obviously).
Could be air in there so needs priming. Often heaters shut down if air is present - so need to be bled of air. If you can pre-fill the filter, or bleed air at a joint just after the filter - this usually works.
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Posted on Feb 04, 2009
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