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Reddy heater getting fuel and spark but won't ignite

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  • illybay Dec 22, 2007

    Reddy R60 Ignihter gets red hot.........K1 sprays out, BUT, will not ignite!

    Help goin nuts!!!

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  • donc51 Feb 05, 2008

    I have a Reddy Heater Pro 200 with a glow plug,it sprays fuel but doesn't fire, I've also replaced the air filters



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Getting fuel and spark it HAS to light unless there is water in the fuel. does fuel spray out of the nozzle?

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Same problem here.....mine is an older Ready Heater with a spark plug for ignition. It was working fine then one day tried to turn it on and would not ignite. Has lots of spark and fuel, replaced but that did not work. It has got real cold here recently and I was using diesel so i switched it to K1 but nothing is working. Any help would be great.

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