Top 20 Reddy R60A Utility Heater Questions & Answers


REAL FACT is: If all individual components of the heater are at 100% but the air pump pressure is not on it's mark, then the heater WILL NOT continue to run!
Air Pump Pressure is directly related to fuel delivery. Read that statement again! It is the most important line of text on this website.
If the pump pressure is incorrect, then, the fuel delivery will be incorrect. As a result, the heater will not run to specs.
Instructions for setting the air pump pressure:
Air pump pressure is the pulse of the heater. Pump pressures range from 3 psi to 6 psi depending on heater BTU size (see chart below). A loss of ONLY 1 psi translates to a 30% to 17% loss of FUEL FLOW (starvation). You must know the specified required pressure and set the pressure accordingly.
Heaters with Hot Surface Ignitor technology are extremely critical to pump pressure. If the pressure is off by 1/2 psi, the heater may run for 5 seconds, then shut down because of IGNITION FAILURE. The only way to correct this problem is to set the pump pressure to DESA's recommended pressure specification.
  1. The FIRST STEP in diagnosing any heater problem should be checking the output of the air pump. Determine the air pressure required for the heater model that is being tuned. The air pump, in turn, is responsible for fuel delivery.
  2. If you do not know the required pressure look for a decal on the side (usually) of your heater. This decal will state the model number, serial number, fuel capacity, pump pressure, etc.
  3. If your plastic end cover looks like this......
m29609t.jpgM29609 has 2 threaded holes. The hole on the left has a square plug inserted. Remove the plug. Screw in the nipple end of the gauge into the threaded hole. Check for air leaks with soapy water.
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If your plastic end cover looks like this......
m16545t.jpgM16545 has 2 threaded holes. The shorter projection with a hole on the left has a square plug inserted. Remove the plug. Screw in the nipple end of the gauge into the threaded hole. Check for air leaks with soapy water.
4. The other hole (longer projection) has a screw with a hole which adjusts a ball and spring relief valve assembly. Carefully adjust the screw until the gauge is reading the pressure level that is specified on the heater's label. If operating properly, the pump should produce more pressure than is required to operate the heater. The relief valve allows the excess air to escape before being sent to the nozzle.
5. Replace plug. Test for leak.
6. If you are unable to reach the desired pressure spray soapy water around the seal of the end cover- at the same time check the plastic cover for a crack. A cracked end cover will not allow the heater to perform properly and will not allow for an accurate reading. The pump must be set at the specified pressure in order to have adequate fuel delivery an adequate fuel atomization. Replace if needed.
7. If you set the pressure to specs and the heater does not perform properly or the cone does not glow a soft red, then check for other fuel delivery problems such as a clogged fuel filter, cracked rubber hose, clogged or worn nozzle, or a cracked nozzle adapter. Soapy water lightly sprayed in these areas will quickly identify the problem most of the time. Any air leak will create problems.

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Amazon and Ebay has them. $35 on Amazon. I found one on Ebay for $25 with free shipping

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resolder the board

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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

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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

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

Download this service manual:
http://www.bealsmotor.com/Desa%20Hot%20Surface%20Manual.pdf

You may have a dirty Photocell as discussed on page 19 but you can have other issues. The manual will help you sort it out.

Things to look at are:
  • Photocell
  • air filters
  • fuel nozzle
  • fuel hoses
  • fuel tank cap
  • fan clearances
Everything I listed is covered in the manual link at the top of this post.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

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Check your in tank fuel filter

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Clean or replace your photo cell. Make sure your air pressure is set right,Remove your nozzle and blow air thru it . To test your photocell use a muti-meter hooked to two wire and hold flashlight over the end of boot see if ohms increase if not it junk,replace it.

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The answer may not be that simple. It will be a process of ruling things out. First check fuel level, then check fuel filter, check to see if the photo sensor is dirty, then check the intake and exhaust filters. If these check out then you need to check pump pressure. Since I am not as familiar with this brand as I am with Dayton you will need to consult your operators manual or the manufacturer for pump pressure specs. If the pressure isn't high enough you will to adjust it to the currect pressure. You should find the problem prior to this point.

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There are a host of things that could cause this problem. Here are just a few:

  • The air output and input filters may need cleaning.
  • Air intake filter may be clogged.
  • Fuel filter needs cleaning.
  • Contaminated Kerosene.
Here's a link that will help you further. Be sure to take a look a page # 8 (Trouble Shooting). You can download and print this for future reference.

http://www.desatech.com/manuals/Construction%20Heaters/113893-01.pdf

Hope this helps you solve your problem.

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no not hot enouph

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I have fixed this problem a lot.... locate the pump on the back of the electric motor... take the plastic cover off the pump.... then take off the metal plate the cover was screwed to (should be 6 screws) ... when you remove that plate there is a little black wheel with 4 reeds in it.... those reeds should freely move in and out of that wheel.... chances are they are dirty and they are stuck... take those little reeds out of the wheel and take a scratch pad or a semi rough piece of sand paper and clean those reeds and the slots on the wheel... then they should freely slide in and out of the slots on the wheel... make sure to spin the fan blades to make the wheel spin... that way you can make sure all 4 reeds and sliding up and down in the slots very freely.... this is the most common problem with these heaters not picking up fuel.... another thing to look at is on that plastic cover of the pump... there is an adjustment screw that takes a flat headed screw driver.... try adjusting it in for more pressure ( the pressure adjustment screw is not the cap that sticks out of the plastic, but the plastic screw that is in the small round collar on the outside of the plastic pump cover ) hope this helps

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Lawnboy? Man, that thing is old! Keep it running cause they don't make 'em that good anymore.

Check to see if the Ignition Device (transformer, spark box) is getting 110v. This box must have a good ground to the frame. If not, the unit will not produce a spark at the plug. If it does have a good ground, then the part must be replaced. The current replacement part is 102482-01

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There are a number of things that will cause the symptoms described. From as simple as water in the fuel to a more complex problem such as a defective Ignition Device (transformer, Spark box).

You will need to read & follow the tips attached and attempt to narrow the problem down.

Troubleshooting tips

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

Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment
heatman101

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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
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Dials? I assume you are speaking of the air pump adjustment screws.

How to set the pump pressure

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ck vac lines. also there a filter in line or in tank

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biggmc1969,

Go to http://www.reddyparts.com and if any tanks are available they will have them.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating.

hardrocko

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Try cleaning the photocell.

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