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Dyna glo workhorse heater

I have a dyna glo workhorse heater that will puff black smoke when trying to ignite. the digital indicator on the side indicates F 1. i think this is the photo cell having problems can you help?

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  • joeblow3 Feb 20, 2008

    cannot trust this heater- kerosene-only will ignite about half the time and smells of vaporized kerosene because wont ignite- when is running is fine-cleaned ignitor-put new kerosene in-wiped cell clean -checked hoses and pickup tube-I give up!! also works a little better if u keep filled way to top! also indicator is exactaly on red line (210000) btu

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    Identical problem as joe blow3



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The most common problem is a lack of air pressure. Air pressure is supplied by a pump attached the the motor shaft. Dirty air filter elements can inhibit the intake of air. The pump may be dirty internally also...especially if the fan does not spin freely when flicked. The black tubes transfer the air pressure to the nozzle and they crack and leak after awhile. the fuel filter in the tank can become clogged and the black fuel-to-nozzle line can leak also. The flame sensor can be faulty or dirty if your unit starts okay but goes out after a few seconds. Observe the spray pattern, it should be a very fine vee spray pattern. A dirty nozzle can inhibit ignition. The ignitor should spark when the unit is first turned on and be positioned at the edge of the spray pattern. Most of these units have a circuit control board which lights with a green LED if power is on to the board. Failure to turn on the spark or the motor when power to the board is OK...means a bad board. Power can be checked at the black and white leads from line voltage to the spade on the board.

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You need to pull top cover off. And bend the igniter in to the spray of fuel and check the gap of the ignighter to 3.5 mm and bingo should work i just bought one and had to do this to it

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