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Will not ignite after replacing air filters

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.

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  • james berkhimer May 11, 2010

    sounds like the air mix is too high w/ the new filter the unit needs to be choked

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Hi,
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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Thank you.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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