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Motor spins, glow lights, fuel sprays but it won't light. I removed the cover to check and with the cover off,and my hands actng as a fan cover, it will fire up. When the cover is installed, it will not fire. Can you help?

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The safety is turning it off because it is not lighting. You did not mention if it was actually trying to light, or if it was just the motor running. If it is not lighting, take the top cover off and watch the ignitor. Depending on the type of ignitor, it will either glow or spark when you plug the heater in. This should happen before the fan starts running. Once the fan starts, you should be able to see a mist of fuel coming out of the nozzle. If there is no fuel spray you may have an air pump problem, which is on the back of the motor, or the fuel screen in the tank may be plugged.
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3. Fuel should spray out of nozzle, if not check filter and check for air flow out of the pump.
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5. If pressure is too low check for leaks around the pump. Spray soapy water on the back side of the motor/pump housing. The plastic pump cover is bad about cracking, and the cracks are very hard to see. The plastic cover could also be loose on the pump.
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