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Will not start

16500 BTU reddy heater will not start.
Other 16500 reddy heater starts and shuts down after about 5 minutes.
These units are working in a dirty dusty environment.What will plug up and what needs to be cleaned?

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    how do you check the pump pressure

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You need to wash the foam filter, and check pump pressure, if after this pump pressure is not high enough than change the other air filters, re check pump pressure and a just accordingly.

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http://www.desaparts.com/service_manuals.html

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