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Dead Reddy heater 170T

I changed the pump accuater about a month ago, as it was shattered. I also replaced the ignitor and all filters. It ran fine for like a week, now when I switch it on nothing happens except for the switch lights up. These reddy heaters are kiling me!! Can anyone help?

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  • pdub125 Feb 14, 2008

    Everything has been cleaned thourougly. The unit does nothing. No codes, no temp, just the power switch light.

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When chaning the filters, did you clean out the flame chamber, a lot of carbon and suot will build up inside and cause the unit not lite.

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