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Reddy heater torpedo problem

The torpedo comes on for 10 seconds and shut off without forced flame heat, what do I do? Took motor out and pluged it in, and motor comes on fine at full speed. Place it back in and it hums and nothing happens.

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  • Todd Gibb May 11, 2010

    Does the fan turn freely by hand? What is the model # so we can look at the parts diagram for additional ideas.

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You don't state whether this heater has the old style spark plug technology or the newer Hot Surface Ignitor technology. Troubleshooting will be different, depending on the style of heater, because the electronics are different.

You ask "what are the two adjustments screw heads on the back of heater". As stated by tros1 these are A. an air pump adjustment screw, and B. a pressure relief valve.


Both technologies require correct pump pressure in order to deliver the fuel at the proper rate. For a pressure setting video
http://youtube.com/watch?v=NeM3Yi9Y1oE

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