20 Most Recent Reddy R60A Utility Heater - Page 3 Questions & Answers

Your ignightor needs adjusted. It is allowing too much fuel to enter the fire chamber before lighting it.

Reddy R60A... | Answered on Dec 30, 2009

Hi, yes I would say you do. I can't give you an answer on what caused this to go out, I do know the board will have to be replaced. I have seen boards with no apparent damage to them be faulty. Replace it and you will be up and running again.

Reddy R60A... | Answered on Dec 29, 2009

These units have a flame detector that is color sensitive. Anything that changes the combustion, such as introducing more air (removing the cover) can affect the signal from the sensor.
I came across a posting elsewhere that claimed you must replace the nozzle frequently - the manufacturer recommends every year but, of course, that depends on how much you use the heater. They claim the nozzel wears and the sray changes from a mist or fog to a course stream and the poor combustion results in an off-color flame such that the sensor cannot detect.
There are generally 2 air filters, a mesh and a paper filter, and a fuel filter in the tank. Check these. Then check the fuel pressure and adjust if necessary. Instructions are here: http://reddyparts.com/pressure.htm
It must be accurate for these units to run properly. If you cannot get sufficient pressure, rebuild the pump.

Reddy R60A... | Answered on Dec 20, 2009

Sounds like its starved for air, check the filter and make sure it is cleaned and not clogged..

Reddy R60A... | Answered on Nov 28, 2009

Hi, you can get a PC board at the Manufacture for Reddy Heaters. Online with model, serial, and product number if available. Or, find a dealer close by who sales and service all types of these space heaters and I am sure they can order one if they don't have one in stock.See if you can get the number off of the board if you haven't removed it yet.
Good Luck, and Sincerely, Shastalaker7

Reddy R60A... | Answered on Nov 06, 2009

My guess is that your statement "won't start" refers to the flame (lack of). If this is the case then ask yourself if the unit is getting fuel. If NO fuel, check the pump rotor- it may be broken. If SOME fuel, then set the pump pressure. Air pump pressure is directly relayed to proper fuel flow. Instructions http://www.reddyparts.com/pressure.htm

Reddy R60A... | Answered on Nov 04, 2009

I think you are talking about the igniter,go on line,I think reddy heater parts,type that in.

Reddy R60A... | Answered on Oct 17, 2009

If it were mine- and the heater has been inactive for several years, I'd check for a rat's nest inside. If clear, it's time for some serious troubleshooting. Remove the top cover. Is the fan turning?

Reddy R60A... | Answered on Oct 06, 2009

if it has spark and your sure of that, check for water/condensation in fuel tank,you could even have algae growing,yes (algae) in fuels and they will plug the fuel line,filter,nozzle,etc.

Reddy R60A... | Answered on Aug 27, 2009

these units will not ignite unless they know the blower is running. check for some sort of blower proving sensor.

Reddy R60A... | Answered on Aug 03, 2009

Here are the things that you need to check, you may need to refer to the user manual of the Reddy heater:

1. Fuse - try to replace the fuse
2. Capacitor - test the capacitor if it's good.
3. Heat Pump coils -
Heat pump coils are where most of the problems occur when dealing with a heat pump

You’ll need to check and turn on the main propane tank all theway. The last step is to press and hold down the safety valve buttonand press the ignitor button several times or until you hear theburner ignite.
Once the burner is lit continue to hold the safety valve button for another 20 seconds or so, then let go.

If you need to change a part, you may check this link:


Hope this helps and have a great day!

Reddy R60A... | Answered on Jun 18, 2009

Spark plug or hot surface ignitor?

Reddy R60A... | Answered on Apr 11, 2009

Take reading on the air pump. Is sounds like the pressure is low, therefore not sucking fuel. It's a place to start, anyway.
How to check the pump pressure

Reddy R60A... | Answered on Mar 26, 2009

Lawn Boy sent me an 800 number for the company they sold the heater line to.

800-362-6951 portable heater parts. I have not called yet to find out if they will have qhat I need. Will call tomorrow, Tuesday.


Reddy R60A... | Answered on Mar 16, 2009

www.reddyparts.com has instructions for setting the pump pressure.

Reddy R60A... | Answered on Mar 09, 2009

it would probably be your igniter. it is probably not producing a spark

Reddy R60A... | Answered on Jan 10, 2009

This is a fuel delivery problem. Look for:
  1. always start troubleshooting fuel problems on a Hot Surface Ignitor heater by checking the pump pressure!
  2. restricted fuel filter
  3. air leak
  4. restricted nozzle
Troubleshooting tips

Reddy R60A... | Answered on Nov 29, 2008

The R50 does not have a thermostat.

The 2 knobs that you mention- are they the screws in the black plastic end cover?

If so, these are the heartbeat of the fuel system and do not adjust. They adjust the air pump pressure which puts fuel in the nozzle and atomizes it. The pump pressure is critical. If the pressure is not correct the heater will shut down.

If you have adjusted the screw with a hole in it you will need to reset the pump pressure to specs. It's easy. http://reddyparts.com/photocell_test_sp.htm

Now, if you have not adjusted the pump, then you might want to check the tank for water.
Troubleshooting tips

Reddy R60A... | Answered on Nov 29, 2008

The R50 has no thermostat.

The two knobs... are they screws? In the round black plastic end cover? If so, do NOT adjust because they are not a thermostat, instead, this is the heartbeat of the fuel system. The air pump pumps fuel to the nozzle and atomizes the fuel. If you have adjusted the one with a hole in it you will need to reset the pump pressure. It's easy!

Reddy R60A... | Answered on Nov 29, 2008

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