Question about Reddy Heating & Cooling

2 Answers

R150B kerosene reddy heater, every 2 to 3 seconds It has spurts of flame, why?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 7 Answers

Try what thy call a dry burn ,burn heater till almost all fuel is gone then take outside remove catalytic converter and raise wick ,lite and let burn till no more fuel is in wick it will smoke but that common then start the heater like you usually would .good luck

Posted on Nov 26, 2014

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Cheetah:

    An expert who has answered 20 or more questions within one hour.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 61 Answers

Generally water or air in the line will interrupt the flame momentarily.

Posted on Nov 26, 2014

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: kerosene reddy heater flame is intermitent

Heater had a cracked fuel line that was not visiable on original inspection.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

tbugger
  • 232 Answers

SOURCE: R150B Kerosene Reddy Heater-

Neither of you state the model of heater that is giving you starting problems. many of the motors have an external starting capacitor (relay). If so, you may just need that part, if your heater is equipped with one. On the other hand, many have an internal capacitor , which is not servicable.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

tbugger
  • 232 Answers

SOURCE: kersone reddy heater won't start, just buzzes

The R150B uses motor #097308-06, has a split phase motor. The secondary windings, which give the armature a jump-start, have gone bad. The motor is not serviceable. Try reddyparts.com - they seem to have the most parts.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

koolbreezes
  • 540 Answers

SOURCE: Reddy Heater Kerosene 50,000 BTU produces TOO

There are2- adjustment screws on the back 1--air---#2-fuel. adjust it while running for the perfect combination for the fuel/ air ratio.!

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

  • 58 Answers

SOURCE: i have a reddy heater ,60,000btu kerosene heater

check the thermo coupler, it is the cooper tube looking thing you see when you look down the inside of the tube, it must be in contact with the flame, what is happing is this sensor is not detecting flame and shutting the system down, may need replaced, easy to do and cost about $10.00

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

It is kerosene, it ignites, runs from 1 - 5 minutes and loses flame


Hi,


Here are a couple of tips that I wrote that tell you how to troubleshoot a Torpedo or Reddy heater...

Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters





Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment


heatman101

././././././././././././././././././

Dec 14, 2010 | All-Pro Kerosene Garage Shop Heaters - All...

1 Answer

My kerosene 50,000 btu reddy heater fires up for about five seconds and then shuts off. I put no. 1 kerosene in so it burns cleaner. It's 2/3s full. the drywallers used it last so it's a little dusty. ...


There is a sensor inside that tells the heater that the flame is lit...if it doesn't "see" the flame it will shut down...this may be caused by the filter in the rear being clogged and it is not allowing the pump to produce enough pressure to ensure a good flame or the pump inside may have sucked up some debris and is now not producing the proper pressure required. Another possibility is that there may be enough dust on the sensor itself to cause it to not "see" the flame...if you take the cover off you can find this sensor...it will have 2 wires coming off of it and it looks like a photocell...it should be located just in front of the jet where the fuel comes out...a word of caution...the ignitor(and the spark plug looking thing) have very high voltage on them(around 5000Volts) so I would avoid touching these parts while in operation.

Dec 08, 2010 | Reddy Heater 60,000 BTU Kerosene...

1 Answer

55000 reddy heater unsteady flame


Hi,
Here are a couple of tips that I wrote that tell you how to troubleshoot aTorpedo or Reddy heater...

Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment
heatman101

..//,,/

Feb 03, 2010 | Reddy Heater-70,000 BTU Kerosene w/T'stat

1 Answer

I just put a new fan on a R150B reddy heater and the flame increases thas goes out and on again Is position of fan wrong? It worked fine before the fan broke


Hi,
The position of the fan is very critical to proper operation. The pressure is also very critical and if you replaced the fan you will also now have to check and adjust the pressure.
This shows how to replace the rotor.

http://www.reddyparts.com/rotor%20replacement.htm

This shows how to check and set your pressure.

http://www.reddyparts.com/pressure.htm

I also have wrote a tip that kind of summarizes everything.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3818299-reddy_heater_troubleshooting_torpedo

Take your time and go through every step and you will get your heater back up and running again.

Heatman101

Jan 11, 2010 | Reddy Heater-170,000 BTU Kerosene Deluxe

1 Answer

R150B Kerosene Reddy Heater-


Neither of you state the model of heater that is giving you starting problems. many of the motors have an external starting capacitor (relay). If so, you may just need that part, if your heater is equipped with one. On the other hand, many have an internal capacitor , which is not servicable.

Feb 15, 2009 | Desa International ReddyHeater® R115DT...

1 Answer

Kerosene reddy heater flame is intermitent


Heater had a cracked fuel line that was not visiable on original inspection.

Jan 25, 2009 | Reddy Heater-70,000 BTU Kerosene w/T'stat

1 Answer

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.

Follow these troubleshooting tips

Dec 21, 2008 | Reddy Heater-70,000 BTU Kerosene w/T'stat

Not finding what you are looking for?
Heating & Cooling Logo

Related Topics:

77 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Reddy Heating & Cooling Experts

Mack Baxter

Level 3 Expert

381 Answers

paulcarew

Level 3 Expert

2458 Answers

Richard Marsh
Richard Marsh

Level 1 Expert

7 Answers

Are you a Reddy Heating and Cooling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...