Question about Reddy Heater RLP100 Portable Forced Air Propane Heater with Variable Heat Ouput
Starts up, but won't stay running for very long. smells strong and lets out smoke sometimes. it also runs longer with the top off. with top on it only runs for a second or two.
With the top off see if there is an obstruction between the fan and the back of the heater chamber. also mounted on the backside of the combustion chamber is a hi limit with two wires coming out of it. this connects to the flame detector which is in the flame path. it is a copper cappillary with two spade connectors on it. once a flame is detected, it generates a millivolt signal that opens and maintains the main gas valve.
Posted on Oct 15, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Your problem may be one of the following:
First check or just replace the fuel filter. Usually located under the car in front of the rear axle, drivers side.
Next, the fuel pump may be worn out. Usually they just stop working (running).
Next, check the fuel pressure regulator. Usually located on the front fuel rail, drivers side.
Is the vacuum line attached? Not leaking or rotted?
Also, do you smell a strong fuel odor when it won't start? May be one or more stuck-open injectors, or the coil pack is bad.
Checking these in the order listed will more than likely fix your problem.
The clicking noise indicates the battery can no longer run the starter, which also means the fuel pump won't run either.
It could be a fuel issue. How old is the fuel filter? Can you hear the pump run for a few seconds when you turn the key on? Try turning the key to ON without trying to start engine three times waiting for the pump to stop running each time. Then try to start the engine. If it starts, Its a form of Vapor lock caused by the extreme heat we have had lately, and a weak fuel pump.
If none of this works, try a new fuel filter first. From there have someone check the fuel pressure regulator and then the pump. If you are in need of a new pump, take my word for it and spend the money to get one from a Dealer, and not from your favorite parts store. Most parts store parts are made in China and they are JUNK.
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