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Reddy heat/scheu kerosene space heater no ignition

It is a model k50fa , fan blows and fuel pumps but no ignition to start the fire

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Typical kero heater uses either a spark ignition or a hot surface. The hot surface igniter is very fragile. A small bump may break the elements. Flame is detected by a photocell, signal is sent to the lockout relay board. Change the igniter costs about 50 bucks.
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