Question about Reddy Heater RLP100 Portable Forced Air Propane Heater with Variable Heat Ouput

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Irritation I have a PRO100 (RLP100) that I have only used twice in the last 7 years because whenever I turn it on, my eyes immediately start to burn andmy sinuses go nuts. I don't have any problems with other propane or kerosene heaters. The heater is continuously clicking while plugged in, which I think it is supposed to do, to keep ignited. Am I just too sensitive for this heater, or is it not working right. I follow all the directions on the side for lighting and running the heater...I just don't understand why it irritates me. Thanks for any assistance you may be able to provide.

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Re: irritation

Once the heater starts the clicking should stop. the clicking is the high voltage to the spark plug. once you have a fire it should maintain itself. check the control unit.

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