Question about Reddy Heater-70,000 BTU Kerosene w/T'stat
If you brought the heater to my shop with the great (no lie!) description of the problem we would immediately grab a flashlight, shine into the tank and look for water droplets rolling on the bottom of the than. (Keep in mind that a layer of water can be on bottom & not show up with the light)
The next thing would be to use soapy water and try to find a crack in or around the plastic cover and move all the way to the nozzle looking for an air leak. 3.4 at the gauge doesn't mean the air is going all the way to the nozzle.
Next, remove the top cover. Does the heater run fine once removed? If so, replace the worn out nozzle. That heater has some age on it and DESA recommended annual replacement.
The filter is more of a strainer than a filter. It is hollow.
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Posted on Nov 10, 2010
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R55 starts 1 out of ten times , Take the cover off fires right up
Posted on Jun 13, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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