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Have a small 35000 btu unit have fuel spray and spark but wont ignite

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Check to see if the ignitor has not fallen off the back of motor.it's held on by two 2 screws that do vibrate off.if they are on you need to replace the ignition modual.they cost around $80.00 to $100.00

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OK-- Let's go thru your trouble shooting steps, and what you found:

1.) Fuel: Sufficient, and right type?

2.) Has the unit fired and run before?-- What is different in sounds, or settings now?

3.) How does this unit ignite the fuel?-- With Spark, or with Glowing ignitor?
If Spark-- can you hear it sparking?

If Glowing ignitor, -- can you see the glowing? (in a darkened room..)

4.) Can you see that Kerosene is spraying at the nozzle?-- is the pattern correct?

5.) Have you check fuel and air pressure settings-- according to the manual?

After observing these details-- let us know what other clues you are observing now.

I'll be here to take you to the next step, if you like--- Just add your new comments in the 'respond' box-- they will send them to me for further follow-up.

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I hava an All Pro 65,000 BTU heater. It was working fine a week ago. The igniter glows, fuel mists but doesn't light off then shuts down. Ideas?


I am sure you have confirmed that the fuel is fresh and good, no water in it, etc.--
It is kerosene, not #2 Diesel fuel, right?

And the shutting down is good, if the flame does NOT ignite--- :-)
So we have to figure out why the fuel is not getting hot enough to ignite?


Question-- is the oil spray passing close enough to the ignitor?
And this unit does NOT use SPARK to ignite?, correct? --
for most of these heaters have spark ignition.. I am learning all the time, too!

How about checking the fuel pressure. and the air -- is it correct?
Check with your manual how to check and adjust.

After testing these tings, let us know what you learned

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I have a 60,000 btu kerosene heater its getting fuel and the glow plug turns on but still wont fire up n shuts down. what would cause this?


Well it is getting fuel but is it atomized in very small droplet form? If so is your igniter close enough to ignite the fuel? You see these spray a very fine conical mist under high pressure, if the mist is not defined or conical it sprays past the igniter. If it is fine and cone shaped it could be the positioning of your igniter. Please check both by removing the top section of the heater and watch what is going on in there. My thoughts are a bad nozzle and if you replace it pay attention to spray angle and GPH rating printed on the side of the nozzle.

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first thing you should do is make sure that there is ignition whether by spark plug or hot surface igniter. If you have ignition then make sure that you have fuel spraying from the injector located beside the igniter.If you don't have ignition, chances are you have a bad igniter or spark plug. A failed transformer would be the last thing I'd conclude as bad.

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My outboard wont start ive fixed the the ignition coils starter motor and spark plugs it gets spark but no fuel there is fuel getting there but just wont start tryed sparying fuel straight in the carbs but...


if you have spark and fuel it should atleast fire when you spray fuel in the carbs. if your spraying it just into the air intake it may not be making it to the intake manifold. have you checked the fuel pump? you also need to check for the possibility of a air leak in the fuel system causing the motor to fail to run because it has a very lean fuel mixture. check all fuel lines, fuel tank, couplers and carb gaskets. if you havent take the air intake cover off and try spraying some wd 40 or other mildly flammable product and see if the motor will fire that way. its likely the fuel tank or fuel lines are the problem from my point of view. good luck.

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If the engine turns over are you are definately getting fuel then spray a small shot of ether into the intake. You will know for sure if you are getting spark if the ether ignites. If it ignites and you know you have feul gettin there then you have Spark, fuel, now you need to check compression to see if it has enough to keep running.

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Most use a spark plug to ignite fuel it could need cleaning. You also could have water in fuel or dirt
check and clean ignitor/spark plug clean fuel line and nozzle, drain and clean tank Check for water in fuel by tilting unit to have a low corner siphon fuel from that corner after 1 hr inspect for water.

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My unit is a kerosene 35000 btu unit...just had similar issue.
It is very possible that the spark plug is
  1. fouled out (dirty)
  2. mis-gapped
take the top cover off, you will see the plug. There is a sheetmetal plate held on by two screws holding the ground, plug, and nozzle together. It is easier to just remove the plate (you will have problems with the plug nut if you don't).

remove the plug with a plug socket, probably 5/8.
I used brake parts cleaner to spray off the electrode of the plug then a wire brush to clean it.

check your plug gap...this might be crucial. my gap was specified on a label stuck on the inside of the bottom of the body. The plug on my unit was way too small. Adjust gap if necessary using feeler guages.

reinstall parts and plate. (I actually tack-welded the plug nut into place for ease of maintenance later). Note that the electrode needs to be a specific angle, relative to nozzle....probably diagrammed on the same label as the gap spec.

replace top and see if she'll fire up.

...last note...also might check your fuel pickup/filter. It is located behind the side panel in the unit

good luck...hope I have helped you


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