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Not getting fuel after air and fuel filter maintenance.

Was running fine prior to maintenance. Also replaced ignitor plug and it is firing, but doesn't appear to be getting fuel This is a Reddy Heater 150000 btu

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If the maintenance procedure included anything that required you to dis-assemble the air pump then you must simply re-set the pump pressure in order for fuel to be pumped into the combustion chamber. . It's an easy procedure. Instructions for setting the pump pressure

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There is something that is causing you a problem and don't think that because you put in new parts that you didn't get a bad part. It happens. Not often, but it does happen. I have rec'd nozzles from the factory that had the orifice installed sideways, so, I know it happens.

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