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Here is some research I did on Mr. Heaters--
I hope they help:

your Mr. Heater the model that uses two small one pound cylinders or you have the choice to hook it up to a single larger tank? if so, you must use the special filter connected to the Mr. Heater and then your hose to tank.
This happened to me and after I hooked up the filter my problem was fixed.
Ron
large and sealed of an area are you using it in? I ask because those units have a low oxygen sensor which will shut it down if there is not enough oxygen in the space.(kinda prevents that pesky suffocation thing). Otherwise if using it in larger cold spaces, the issue is can be from the smaller tanks. As mentioned above, a larger tank can solve this, because these units have a fairly good input rate, which will cause the smaller tanks to freeze, and lower the propane temperature and evaporation rate, basically runs out of gas until the tank warms back up.
just one new cylinder, it will run on just one, to verify a problem with the cylinders. Also it could be the pilot light, sit and watch the pilot light to see if it goes out for some reason. If it does the heater will shutdown automatically, but you already know that.

Let us know if we can help you further?

Mack B

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Jan 17, 2011


Check the photo cell flame sensor; it may be dirty. You can clean it with a soft cloth or cotton swab. If this doesn't get it let me know and I give you some more things to check. If it does help please rate the answer. Thank you.

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


could be you have some nasty fuel left over in the tank if you haven't ran it dry for awhile Id check that out

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


check for spyder nest in burner tube/orifice sounds like input has been reduced. other than that check manifold presure it will be on name plate what it should be 3.5" wc normaly

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Jan 10, 2011


sounds like maybe a bad thermocouppler or the thermocouple needs cleaned....

try that repost if anymore problems.... the thermocoupler will be next to the flame usually a copper piece lightly clean with some sand paper...

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


You should check for fuel flow. Remove the top of the heater. Watch out for the fan and turn the heater on. Look for fuel spraying from the nozzle with a flashlight. If there isn't any, clean the fuel nozzle and check your fuel filter. If this doesn't get your fuel flowing, check the air pressure going to the fuel nozzle. You will need to connect a pressure guage one of the ports on the airfilter cover. The plug with a small hole in it is for adjusting the air pressure. Remove the other plug and install an air pressure guage (0-15 psi). The air pressure you need should be listed on the label on the heater. If you can't get that pressure, check the air filter. Let me know what you find if this doesn't get you going and I will give you some other things to check.

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Jan 01, 2011


jbtbrd1,

You have a classic reddy heater problem. I have at tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4124129-yearly_maintenance_reddy_heaters which explains the problem and where to go to get the parts to solve it.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating.

hardrocko

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Dec 30, 2010


You may want to replace the gasket to get a good seal to draw fuel with out air. You could try a gasket eliminator and seal this thing back up. A good auto parts store also sells gasket material where you can make your own new gasket, you need patience and a sharp knife and a punch for the holes.

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Dec 29, 2010


These are all dual fuel, how ever K-1kerosene burns better in my opinion.Now I want you to remove the top section of the heater tube, this exposes the burner tray and all internal parts. On the bottom of the burner tray there is a flame sensor, these collect carbon deposits, dirt, and the occasional homeless insect. I want you to use windex and a soft terry cloth rag to clean it. Now put it back in and make sure it has a clear unobstructed view of the flame. Put your heater back together and you should now have heat. Old fuel will also duplicate this problem, so look in your fuel tank make sure that there is no water in it from condensation while in storage. I drained mine in a five gallon bucket and it then became clear that I had water in mine. I also siphoned off the fuel as it is lighter than water and reused it, just be careful not to get the water. Make sure to dry out the tank if water is found, remove as much as you can. Good Luck

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Dec 28, 2010


If I am not mistaken that would be the flame failure, now to hopefully cure this remove the top section of your heater. This exposes the burner tray and all of the internal workings of the heater.Locate the burner tray and down low on it you will find the flame sensor. These collect carbon deposits, dirt,and the occasional homeless insect, to clean it I use windex and a soft terry cloth rag. When putting it back in place make sure it has a clear unobstructed view of the flame. Put your heater back together and fire it up, you should now have heat if not I have many tips for these things that I do every year before using mine.

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Dec 28, 2010


Check the flame sensor. It is a photo type sensor. It may need to be cleaned. You can test it with an ohmmeter. Connect the meter to the sensor leads. Cover the sensor openning. Check the resistance reading. Should be K ohms. Uncover the sensor, you may need to shine a light into it. Resistance should change to a few hundred ohms.

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010


Hi,


Here are a couple of tips that I wrote that tell you how to troubleshoot a Torpedo or Reddy heater...

Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters





Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment


heatman101

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Dec 24, 2010


Water in the fuel tank, I personally had this problem this morning irritating but was simple to cure. Empty your fuel in to a clean five gallon bucket and observe, fuel is lighter than water and will float on top water settles to the bottom. You now have to dry out the tank, get creative I stuffed mine with rags and sopped it all up, this worked fine for me. You can siphon off the fuel from the water and re-use the fuel. Just be careful not to siphon off the water with it.

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Dec 23, 2010


Hi,

The flame sensor is not working...


Here are a couple of tips that I wrote that tell you how to troubleshoot a Torpedo or Reddy heater...

Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters





Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment


heatman101

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Dec 19, 2010


Hi,


Here are a couple of tips that I wrote that tell you how to troubleshoot a Torpedo or Reddy heater...

Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters



Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment


heatman101

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Dec 14, 2010


This sounds as if your photo electric eye is bad or dirty. Try cleaning out the eye with a damp terry cloth rag and windex. You have to remove the top cover of the heater and locate the eye make sure there is nothing blocking it or film on the lens. I would also check the fuel filter, not enough fuel will cause a flame out situation as well.

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Dec 10, 2010


How old is your spark plug? Because if you're getting good fuel and spark but no ignition, then I'd replace the spark plug first. But be sure to get the correct plug for correct operation. A spark plug can have a spark but still be bad. A white spark means a dead plug, a blue or pinkish color means the plug has proper ignition.

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Dec 08, 2010


Hi,


Here are a couple of tips that I wrote that tell you how to troubleshoot a Torpedo or Reddy heater...

Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters



Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment

heatman101

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Nov 26, 2010


From your description I must assume that the motor and fan are turning. If this is the case then you either have an extremely bad air leak between the air pump & nozzle, a restricted fuel line or vacuum leak, or the rotor in the pump itself is broken and needs to be replaced.

Check the pump pressure. If 0psi then the rotor is broken.
If there is "some" pressure, then look elsewhere.

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Nov 22, 2010


you need to replacve the air filtration filter. the unit must draw in dilution air to burn the fuel. It's located on the back of the heater near the fan. usually to the right side.
CookHVACR

Reddy Heating &... | Answered on Nov 19, 2010

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