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are the plugs actually working properly though. you can test by removeing the glowplug rail & test each plug individualy with an ohm meter one probe where rail goes the other where the socket goes on to undo them. I don't know what the spec is but they should all be about the same. the other way is to remove all glow plugs & power them up & see if they glow red after a few seconds they should all take about the same time to glow red. Careful as they get red hot real quick so don't touch them
You need to check that you are getting power to the glow plugs, when the light shows on the dash you should have 12V to the glow plugs, if you do have 12V at the glow plugs and it still is having issues starting then your glow plugs may need to be replaced. You can buy them off ebay at reasonable prices.
DID YOU CHECK YOUR GLOW PLUGS AFTER REMOVING-CHECK EACH ONE MAKE SURE THATS YOUR PROBLEM AND NOT A BAD MODULE IVE GOTTEN A BAD ONE BEFORE THEY SEEM TO WORK FINE BUT DONT LET ENOUGH VOLTAGE OR TO MUCH VOLTAGE TO PLUGS.
I faced a similar problem with Mine a couple of days ago. Try these below 1. Keep the unit plugged to the wall socket (and charge). Green light (indicating charging) may not glow. It doesnt matter. Keep it on for a few hours. 2. Then try to turn on the unit. 3. If it still doesnt turn on, fold the unit and keep it aside for a few mins (say 10 mins). 4. Open it and then try to turn it on.
If this has a hot surface igniter, can you see it glowing? If not the igniter could be bad or the control
board for the igniter is baed.
If you are able, remover the igniter and hook it up to a 110 outlet, if it glows the problem is in the board.
If it has a board, follow the incoming power to line 1
and line 2. You will either have to splice the two leads
from the igniter into L1 and L2 or get a special spade
connector that can hold two leads on each terminal.
Plug unit in, glow coil should glow and unit should run
thats assuming you have that style of unit. Do not
attempt to do this unless you can safely perform this.
Have you checked out the glow plugs to see if they are still good? Also pick up a copy of Haynes Diesel Engine Repair Manual, part#10330. Starting on page3-36 they have an excellent diagnosis section for your glow plug system. Hope this helps.
Yes you have a defective glow plug relay if you have your owners manual you can find it and replace it, the unit also has a timer on it, if you don't have a book look for the glow plugs and follow the wires from the glow plugs to where they terminate there you will find the relay unit and replace it, to test the glow plugs you remove the wires and test each plug by pulling off the wire and with a cheep ohm meter touch one end to the glow plug and one end to ground if it swings almost al the way over it is ok, if it dos not move then that glow plug is bad. if you find 2 or more bad then replace them all, and if a glow plug has shorted and caused this problem you will have to replace the glow plug relay. Good luck.
Doubt that the glow plug is bad. Gas only needs about 1100 degree F. to ignite using the glow plug method. It really seems as if there may be no gas getting to the burner. If there is no flame, you should be able to smell gas. If there is no gas smell, then I would look for the obvious such as: is the gas turned on?, Does the gas valve on the unit have a safety that is tripped? and so on. A new gas valve may be in order but make sure that it is receiving the proper voltage when the glow plug is on. Lastly, there may be a safety that is malfunctioning. If the unit does not light within a given time, the safety will "Lock Out" the unit so the place doesn't fill up with gas.
Hope this helps and good luck.