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Reddy heater won't stay on

I have a 35,000 btu reddy heater that will fire up if I push the button, but it will only push heater for maybe 15 seconds or so and then shut down. If I push the button, it fires again, but merely repeats shutting down after 10, 15 seconds. What's wrong?

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Re: reddy heater won't stay on

Sounds like a Thermal Cut-off this is a small sensor that detects if the heater has ignited properly, sounds like this sensor has failed and the heater shuts off to prevent from gassing anyone

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Re: reddy heater won't stay on

Just go to Tate Heater repair shop for heaters and replace the Thermal Switch. The part number for the Switch is 113848-01. See if they have one if not they can order it for you. I just fix mine and it is now it purs like a kitten. Just the way the manufacture intended. I went also went down the road of buying a new thermocouple to find out that I did not need it. My advice change the less expencive Thermal Switch first in your part replacement list.

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