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How to test photocell on Remington Kerosene torpedo heater 60,000 BTU. Plug heater in fan runs then shuts right back off after 5 secs.

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  • don-ohio Dec 25, 2016

    Maybe the ignition electrodes are not sparking? They sometimes burn back and need adjusted closer or replaced. don-ohio

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You can find a service manual for that unit at www,desaparts.com and download the PDF.
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SOURCE: remington 60 portable forced air heater 60,000 btu

I had the same problem. I took the nozzle head off and blew through it with air. I also blew through the air line, this is the one that goes to motor. It has worked fine ever since.

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SOURCE: Kerosene heater cuts off after a few seconds

Photo celll rarely goes out, but time to remove the gum out!---or OVERHAUL TIME!

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SOURCE: i have a 60,000 b.t.u. kerosene heater that runs

More than likely either the photocell is going bad.... or your flame is not strong enough... if the nose of your heater barely glows orange then your heater is not burning hot enough... if your heaters nose has a healthy orange glow then your photo cell is going bad and needs to be replaced OR if your heater has a circut board then you could possibly have a bad relay or a bad board.... if the nose of the heater barely has a glow to it while it is running then try turning your pump pressure up... there is an adjustment screw in the plastic cover of your pump which is on the back of the electric motor... it takes a straight screw driver head to adjust..... if that screw is all the way in and your heater is still barely burning then you need to tear the pump apart and clean the wheel and the 4 reeds that go in the weel.... tear off the plastic pump cover that houses your filters.... then take the metal face plate off that is behind the plastic cover (usually 6 screws) now your wheel should be exposed.... those 4 little reeds should FREELY slide in and out of the slot... if they dont.... then take them out of the wheel and take a scratch pad and clean both the reeds and the slots on the wheel they go in until they freely slide up and down... hope this helps

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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


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