My 55,000 btu reddy heater it turns on and runs and pilot light turns on but it's like it doesn't ignite and turns off.
These heaters have a thermal control that requires the unit to get to a preset temperature, before the gas flow valve will stay in and let the heater run steadily.
When you are first starting the heater, it has to have the fan plugged in and you have to hold in the gas valve, and then hit the electronic spark ignitor until the unit lights.
Keep holding the gas valve in for a good 45-60 seconds (or longer) until it will stay in and remain on. Sometimes in really cold weather, these heaters will peroiodically shut off and will have to be relit.
The auto valve used on these gas heaters is designed to shut off the gas, should the flame go out or get blown out,or for any reason. It's a safety feature that can't be overridden nor would you wan to.
If the heater won't stay lit following the proper method, you'll have to remove and clean out the gas inlet/orifice, as it might have a partial obstruction in it. You may have replace the regulator if the orifice is fine, as that's about all there is with these types of heaters.
Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!
Sep 23, 2009 |
Reddy Heater-30-55,000 BTU Variable