Question about Reddy Heater-30-55,000 BTU Variable
I have a ready heater 55,000. When I plug it in, it runs and what seems like a fog comes out the front, but it won't ignite. After a short bit it turns off. I have put in a new plug.
Silvercliff- since you use the word “plug” I am assuming that you have a spark plug type heater, not the new technology HSI type (hot surface ignitor) that uses a glowbar and an onboard computer.
Reddy heaters are simple to troubleshoot, but you must understand how the system operates.
Since you state that the heater produces a fog at startup indicates that you are getting “some” fuel.
Obviously, the fuel is not igniting.
Now, you must determine if there is any spark. Is a good spark arcing across the electrodes on the plug? If not, is spark being produced by the Ignition Control unit (aka spark box, transformer) ? If not, is the Safety control (reset) sending electricity to the Ignition Control unit?
If there is a good strong spark at the plug, then you are having a fuel delivery problem, even though there is “some fuel”. Understand that the amount of fuel being delivered to the nozzle is DIRECTLY related to the air pump pressure. If the air pump pressure is not correct, then the fuel delivery is not correct. Setting the pump pressure is not difficult. Pump pressure is CRITICAL. Instructions for setting the air pump pressure can be found at www.reddyparts.com .
If the air pump pressure is correct, then check the following:
I hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 07, 2008
I think your right SFHBADG, except going into the garage to get away from "Old What's Her Name" ain't that bad an idea.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
After having the same problem, I have concluded your best option would be to junk the entire thing. By the time you buy parts, you could buy a brand new heater without having the BS involved with a complete rip down and a nagging wife because your spending so much time in the garage.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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