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Ready heater r100a blows fuel but will not ignite

If i lift one side of top chamber cover it will fire up

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The air pressure is not set correctly.take a look at the back plate very closly and check to see if you have a crack in one of the plug bosses.if you do the back plate is no good and needs to be replaced.you should also change the adjuster,spring and ball at the same time.now you need to have a gauge to check to see if air pressure is correct.you can not set it with out one.

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