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What would cause my 55000 btu heater to keep shutting of on its own? there is plenty of fuel and it will start back up and run a little while and then shut off again.

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Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment

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How do I keep the reddy heater 55000 btu working inside the house

Probably has an oxygen sensor so you don't run out of air. Probably not something i would bypass in a house.

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The heater will run for a few minutes and then shut down

I am going to attempt to list causes (possibilities) for your description:
  1. the hole in the fuel cap is clogged
  2. the fuel filter is restricted
  3. the nozzle is restricted or worn- Desa recommended annual replacement
  4. water in the fuel
  5. the air pump pressure is not set to factory specs - IMPORTANT!
  6. cracked plastic end cover
  7. nozzle adapter cracked
  8. airline or fuel line cracked
  9. defective electronics
  10. defective thermostat or sensor (if equipped)
  11. any reason that will cause the board/photocell not like the flame being produced
  12. motor gets hot- internal heat sensor shuts unit down- replace motor
  13. more than I can list
As you can see there are many possibilities, therefore you must diligently troubleshoot the system. It's not difficult, but you must start eliminating possibilities, starting with checking for proper fuel delivery. Notice I wrote "proper"- too much or too little fuel is a sure shut-down. Follow these tips
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I have a 55000 btu 2007 multi fuel forced air heater, It started this winter running 15 seconds at a time I changed the fuel but now it will run but you can cut the kerosene fumes with a knife. I have the...

Is there a fuel pressure gauge on it? IF so it be set to the pressure on the nameplate rating. Mine did samething and I had to replace the rubber hoses from the pump to the injector. Your fuel pressure will tell us whats going on.

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Heater starts and runs but will not go to full force

You can replace the filters ---fuel--- air--- spark plug and vanes in the pump assembly.This is called a fall check up!

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Reddy heater has spark but no fuel to ignite it?

the black hose that goes to the back hooks to a pump on back of motor take screws off back and filter clean when back together turn fan by hand and should hear a small vacum at back of motor , not pluged in clean nozzel

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There are any number possibilities for intermittent running.
1. Bad ground connection at the Ignition Device (transformer, spark box)
2. restricted fuel filter causing fuel starvation
3. crack in the plastic end cover
4. crack in the airline
5. crack in the fuel line
6. crack in the nozzle adapter
7. water in the fuel
8. Others I’m sure I left out

You must be the one to troubleshoot & find the cause.

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What is the pressure setting on the air pump? The air pump delivers the fuel. the correct pump pressure deluvers the correct ampunt of fuel. Wrong amount of fuel/air ratio produces a stink!

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