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All-pro 60,000 BTU multi-fuel

Wont start, powers on, spits a cloud of smoke and shuts off. I'm burning #2 diesel fuel, worked fine until last 2 times, particularly bad in sub-zero weather.

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Re: All-pro 60,000 BTU multi-fuel - Heaters

I have the exact same problem on same model.

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Re: All-pro 60,000 BTU multi-fuel

It looks like a blockage somewhere in the system, does it have a exhaust vent check its clear and also check the burner if its clear.

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Re: All-pro 60,000 BTU multi-fuel

Clean or replace the filters and burner nozzle.

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