Question about Heating & Cooling
If a circuit breaker pops i assume its an RCELD or is it a MCB type
it is some leakage to earth somewhere in the electrics
if it runs and pops the breaker
and you can plug it in and it will sit there
then i assume its something do do with the fan system
or ignitor . driver system
look for sources of leakage to earth
and you could measure the peek current it uses with a multimeter inline
set to AC amps
anyway its defo not a gonner just some bad electrics
Posted on Dec 10, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Emery- there are 2 types of filters used in the spark plug heaters.. Most likely yours is a long cylindrical type which is hidden inside the pickup tube that drops into the tank. These filters tend to get gummed up with a black, tar type goo that restricts fuel flow & starves the flame. The other is a lawnmower type filter. Go to this page for pictures of both types of filter.
The filter is probably the problem. The flame goes out due to lack of fuel, then the photocell shuts the heater down due to lack of flame.
Don't rule out water in the fuel. Water will cause a flameout condition, also.
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
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