20 Most Recent Reddy R60A Utility Heater - Page 8 Questions & Answers


In case you have misplaced your Owners Manual here is a link to where you can find it.

http://www.desatech.com/constructionheaters.htm


Where it' says Construction Heaters, open that and scroll down until you find the Model Number of your heater. Click on that Model Number and it will bring up the Owners Manual and you can download and print it. It has an extensive troubleshooting guide, that should help you.

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Apr 04, 2011


If you have an adjustment screw for the pressure check the ball and spring behind the screw. The spring may be faulty.

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Mar 27, 2011


jason2713,

Provided that you know the unit has sufficient fuel and there is no dirt or water in the fuel you have a classic All Pro, Reddy Heat, Master Heater, etc problem. They are all made by DESA International and similar in operation. They control fuel pressure by bleed air. As the air filter plugs up the pressure changes and that is why your unit runs with the top off. You allow more air to flow. You need to replace the air filter and set the pump pressure. I have a tip at

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4124129-yearly_maintenance_reddy_heaters

which is written for Reddy Heaters but as I said before they are all the same. It tells you how to complete the repair and where to get the parts.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating.

hardrocko

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Mar 06, 2011


See previous solution, sent 5:53pm ET

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


Have you made sure you have adequate fuel? Also, you may need to check and adjust the pressure.

here's a link to a website where you can find, download & print your Owners Manual. You will need the Model # of your heater to do this. Check out the Trouble Shooting Guide and the Servicing part of the manual. It will be a great help to you now and in the future.

www.desatech.com

Hope this helps to head you in the right direction to solve your problem.

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


The thermostat should be the culprit. A thermostat is a device for regulating the temperature of a system so that the system's temperature is maintained near a desired setpoint temperature. The name is derived from the Greek words thermos "hot" and statos "a standing". The thermostat does this by switching heating or cooling devices on or off, or regulating the flow of a heat transfer fluid as needed, to maintain the correct temperature. You should replace it. The following text is what I did to check if the thermostat is faulty (I would not recommend that for safety reasons, but it is entirely up to you). I simply made shortcut, so, the thermostat was not functioning, but the heater worked well and did not cut out. Next day I bought new thermostat and replaced it. Now everything is as it should be.

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011


Take the unit apart and clear all orifices of any debris. If it still doesn't fire, it's more than likely the thermocouple.

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011


The reset button is part of a safety control assembly acting as a circuit breaker when the photocell detects that the flame is not firing properly.

This is a pretty expensive item, so you may want to check that it's in fact bad before getting one.
It may be that the photocell is dirty, or your heater is not firing properly, causing it to trip.

Is the replacement because it doesn't seem to be working or is it missing?

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Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Feb 12, 2011


Replace the plug or remove and try to clean it. Also, be sure the wire running to the plug is not damaged or dry rotted.

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Feb 11, 2011


Here's a link where you can find what you're looking for. www.reddyparts.com

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Feb 11, 2011


pl check the thermostat adjustement/complaint

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Feb 09, 2011


There are a few things that could cause this. If the you did not set the gap between the rotor and the pump housing it could cause this. If the plastic cover has a crack in it then it will not build pressure. If you don't get the screws that hold the cover on tight enough it won't build pressure. If the pressure relief ball is missing or damaged or the spring is weakened it willnot build pressure. These are just some of the things you may want to check. Now this is assuming that the intake and out put filters are clean and that you don't have any cracks in your lines and that they fit snug at fittings. If this doesn't help please e-mail me and I will be glad to help.

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Feb 03, 2011


check fuel and igniter if ok.

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Jan 29, 2011


melissaarnal,

I have a tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4124129-yearly_maintenance_reddy_heaters which explains the problem, how to fix the problem and where to get any parts you would need.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating. Please consider a testimonial. Thank you.

hardrocko

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Jan 20, 2011


check out the pressure switch see if its working , try jumping it out see if it lights check flame senor is clean and connections are tight

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Jan 20, 2011


horserider43,

I have a tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4124129-yearly_maintenance_reddy_heaters which explains the problem, how to fix it and where to get the parts and more information.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating. Please consider a testimonial. Thank you.

hardrocko

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Jan 19, 2011


robertsernes,

I have a tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4124129-yearly_maintenance_reddy_heaters which explains the problem, how to fix it and where to get the parts.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating. Please consider a testimonial. Thank you.

hardrocko

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Jan 19, 2011


ajortolani,

I have a tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4124129-yearly_maintenance_reddy_heaters which explains the problem, how to fix it and where to get the parts.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating. Please consider a testimonial. Thank you.

hardrocko

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Jan 19, 2011


Take the top cover off of the unit. Plug it in and look inside the burner can to see if the ignitor is glowing. If not you probably need an ignitor. You can remove it to check the heating element to see if it is intact, but be very careful, it is more fragile than glass. If it is intact, you may have a control board issue. The ignitor should glow before the fan starts. Be careful to stay away from the fan blades while doing this. If the ignitor glows, and the motor starts, you should then be able to see fuel spraying out of the spray nozzle. You may need a flash light. If the fuel does not spray out of the nozzle in the correct amount, the unit will shut down. There is a photo cell that detects ignition. If the fuel pattern does not look even, you could have low air pressure out of the pump, a dirty fuel nozzle, or a plugged fuel screen inside of the tank. The air pressure comes from a pump on the back side of the blower motor. Insure that the filter are clean on the pump; there are three of them, and the plastic end cap needs to come off to access them. If they are dirty, they need to be replaced. The air pressure off of this pump is very critical to proper fuel delivery. The rated output pressure of the pump is on the heater data plate. You will need a low pressure air gage to check this pressure. Another source of low air pressure is the plastic end cover over the filters. They tend to crack with age. Spray soapy water on the end cap while the blower is running to look for leaks.

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Jan 18, 2011


Things that can cause this symptom

A dirty fuel nozzle
a dirty photo cell / an inproperly positioned photocell or defective photocell
also cracked fuel hoses
a dirty fuel filter.
a clogged air filter.

Here is a service manual that will help you:

http://www.bealsmotor.com/Desa%20Hot%20Surface%20Manual.pdf

Read pages 7 - 9 first.
Troubleshooting begins on page 10

Also note that spark plug type models are in section B of the manual that starts on page 25

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Jan 18, 2011

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