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150,000BTU kerosene heater won't start,just buzzes.

Fan on motor spins easy by hand. Plug in the heater & it buzzes & fan turns hard. what is wrong? Help! D.W.

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  • Linda Witucki Mar 01, 2009

    Installed relay,wasn't the problem. $40.00 Installed motor which has a built in capacitor. $190.00

  • Linda Witucki Mar 05, 2009

    Got the 150,000btu reddy heater working. It was the motor which has a built in capacitator. Now I have a SpeeCo 34ton log splitter with a 10.5HP Briggs & Stratton engine. Starts hard, 15 to 20 pulls before it starts. After it runs awhile you can stop it for an hour or two & it starts fine.

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Your starting capacitor is bad. It's usually mounted on the side of the motor. If not, it's the thing that the motor wires go to from the end of the motor. Usually, less than $10.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

  • David Shaub Mar 05, 2009

    Clean & regap the spark plug. Also, clean any tarnish or corrosion off the plug wire and the plug. Put some "Stabil" into the gas tank. It will fight the condensation as the gas gets older. If you have a primer, give it a pump or 2 when you pull the rope the 3rd or 4th time. It will help prime the carb without flooding it.

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Neither of you state the model of heater that is giving you starting problems. many of the motors have an external starting capacitor (relay). If so, you may just need that part, if your heater is equipped with one. On the other hand, many have an internal capacitor , which is not servicable.

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