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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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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
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  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
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  13. more than I can list
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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
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