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I have a 55,0000 Reddy torpedo heater. I just replaced the igniter. I tested with the top shroud off and it works perfectly. When I put the shroud back on, it will run for maybe 10 seconds and shuts off. I can run with shroud off and then creep up on with the top shroud and I can hear a change in airflow when I get within an inch or so of its correct position and it shuts down. Any thoughts on where I should focus my efforts?

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  • reisingkids Mar 14, 2011

    Thanks for your reply. I will give your solution a try but unfortunately I will not be able to tear into it until later in the week. I will keep you apprised.



    Dennis

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
Download this manual:
http://www.bealsmotor.com/Desa%20Hot%20Surface%20Manual.pdf

You may have a dirty filter(s) or need to adjust the air pump. See page 7 of the manual paragraphs 1 and 2 for the Air and Pump system adjustments. NOTE the necessary gap adjustment of 0.003 / 0.004 at the top of the air pump. Also the air input filter is washable but the air output filter is not.

I think if you follow the troubleshooting on page 18 it will help you solve the mystery.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

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