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50K BTU Reddy Heater Trips Circuit Breaker

My 50K BTU Reddy Heater Trips Circuit Breaker on the heater after about 30 seconds of running. Any idea of the cause?

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  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2008

    mine does the same thing-----it will run perhaps 30 seconds and trip the breaker

  • tythreatt Mar 02, 2008

    I FOUND THAT IT IS THE PHOTO CELL. I JUMPERED IT OUT. WHAT IS THE DANGER IF YOU NEVER RUN OUT OF FUEL?

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If the unit lights Check the photo cell this can be done with an ohm meter and good light. Should have continuity in light.

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

  • Todd Gibb Mar 03, 2008

    The danger is if it doesn't light it will keep pumping fuel creating a mess and fire hazard.

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