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Motor fails to start when cold

I have a Remington 60,000 btu kerosene forced air heater which i assume is a Reddy make. Ever since I bought it, I could only get it to work once the unit was warmed up in my house; would not start otherwise in the garage. The motor either does not have the juice to turn the blades, or it starts to, but then can't continue. I originally took back the first unit that was doing this, but the second has done the same thing. I'm thinking that the motor is the problem. Any work around solutions to get my heater started while in the garage instead of warming it up in the house first? So far this year, that is failing to start as well.

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  • r60aproblem Jan 04, 2008

    well in my effort to get around the control board, which would have worked, i broke the rotor. i picked up a new rotor kit for it and once installed, i now no longer have the binding the motor was showing. the service center where i got the replacement part from said that others were having the exact same problem.



    I'm guessing that the manufacturer put the wrong size rotor in them which is too tight along the back cover of the air pump. the tech docs from desatech.com explains that you should use figure 8 patterns with a fine sand paper grain to reduce the thickness of the rotor just slightly. in hindsight, this would have worked for me, except that now i have a new rotor that is the correct thickness needed.



    now it works the way engineers imagined it would !!!

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Have you checked the bearings? oiling the motor with wd-40 creates a gummy mess that binds the motor. the lubricants in wd-40 are solvent based. once this "vehicle" dries up what's left is a silicone product that dries out. use a dependable light machine oil like 3 in 1 oil or a sewing machine oil

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