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Shuts down when fan kicks on

My reddy heater 55 shuts off when the fan kicks on... why?

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If it kicks out right away then it sounds like your fan motor is defective or possibly if the motor has a capacitor it could be defective,also does your receptacle have the ampacity to handle the unit?

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I have a reddy 55......it comes on for about a minute then shuts off....it had a thermostat but that has been bypassed.


there is a cad cell that see's a flame or operates the shut down circuit. Try cleaning the cad cell.
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If the heater runs fine for the 15 or so minutes without smoke/odor- do this
  1. check for water droplets on bottom of tank
  2. check for restricted fuel filter
  3. test photocell
  4. test safety control (reset)
You don't state whether this is a spark plug heater *or* Hot Surface Ignitor type. I made the assumption you were inquirung about a Spark Plug Heater. Disregard the list if the heater is an HSI type---- troubleshooting is different.

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Igniter lites up fan kicks on and within 5 sec shuts off


Dustin, The ignitor only glows for 5 seconds, just long enough to ignite the fuel. The heater is shutting down because the photocell does not see the correct flame color.
Since you say "comes on for 5 seconds", I can only assume that there is a flame. You do not specify a lack of flame. I am also assuming that you have had the heater running this heater season and the problem just started.

YOU must find out if the problem is fuel delivery related or electronics related. Start by checking the pump pressure.

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