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Check the fuel nozzle for a partial blockage. I use torch tip cleaners to make sure they are clear. Don't use one that will make the hole bigger, you want one slightly smaller than the hole. Also check the fuel filter. Check both air filters also. After that you need to check the air pressure going to the fuel nozzle. Install an air pressure guage in the port with the plug that doesn't have a small hole in the center in the filter cover behind the motor. The plug that has a small hole is the one you use to adjust the air pressure. The pressure you need will be listed on the label of the heater.

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 17, 2011


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Reddy... | Answered on Jan 16, 2011


It is probably the Air pump or Fuel pump pressure adjustments--
Check out this link-- see if this helps:

http://www.reddyparts.com/pressure.htm

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Reddy... | Answered on Jan 15, 2011


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Reddy... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011


You must also have spark.
look at the plug and see if it sparks

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011


Here is the manual for your heater. Look at page 15 for the E1 error.
I hope this helps you to get your bones warm!
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Reddy... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011


The knob that controles the temp ..remove it and replace with a 2 pole on/off switch.

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011


fuel filter is pluged up or temp sensor is detecting overheat and shuting down , if it is not overheating the sensor is defetive..

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011


Cuts on and goes right back off

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 12, 2011


You probably need to adjust the air pressure going to the fuel nozzle. There are 2 ports in the air filter cover on the back of the fan motor. One has a hole in the center and is used to adjust the air pressure. Turn it to the right to increase air pressure; turn it to the left to decrease air pressure. The other is for installing an air pressure guage (0-15 psi) so you can set the pressure. The required pressure should be printed on the label on the heater. [email protected]

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 11, 2011


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


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Reddy... | Answered on Jan 11, 2011


First of all are you running kerosene or diesel ? If you are using diesel, it does not burn as clean as kerosene which causes that burning rich smell. If you are going to use diesel, just use #1 diesel only but still may have a little rich smell. Don't use die red off road diesel. If you are using kerosene and want to check your air pressure on your pump, you will need a 10 lb. test gauge with a 1/8" NPT male pipe thread on the end of the gauge.There are 2 plugs on the back plate. Do not remove the upper plug with the hole in it. This is the adjustment screw for pressure. Clockwise increases pressure, counter clockwise decreases pressure. With the heater unplugged,remove the lower plug. Screw the test gauge in and start the heater. Check the pressure. Most are set between 5 1/2 and 6 lb. of pressure. Check your owners manual to see what your setting should be. If your pressure does not change, you have a worn pump and it would have to be repaired. Once you have the correct setting, unplug the heater, remove the gauge and install the plug back. If you feel that you are not qualified to perform this procedure, send it in to a local repair center.

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 11, 2011


clean the spark plug,check the sensor for ignition.Water in fuel?
This will be a good start

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 09, 2011


Hi,
Yes, you can burn diesel in there but... you will have more trouble with the heater... it burns crappy and soots everything up...actually the best thing to burn is K-1 Kero in them... that burns the cleanest... and it won't gel in really cold temps...


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


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Reddy... | Answered on Jan 08, 2011


When mine did this it was contaminated fuel. What I am saying is that from storage these will build condensation (water) in the tank. So I emptied mine out in to a clean five gallon bucket and observe, Fuel floats on top of the water and you will see the water bubbles under the fuel. If this is the case you need to dry out the tank as best as you can and then put fuel back in it. Now you can carefully siphon off most of the fuel and reuse it just be careful not to **** up any of the water. If this is not the problem you need to go over the fuel delivery system and clean it out completely

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 07, 2011


Your unit has a air pump behind the electric fan motor. This pump is what produces low pressure air across the nozzle which causes a suction for the fuel pick up tube from the tank. Check your fuel filter first. If you are not getting any fuel spraying out the end of the heater, your air pump needs to be looked at. There are carbon vanes on a rotor inside the pump. They could be stuck in the slots of the rotor. Don't mess with any of the plastic plugs on the back cover unless you have the tools to test. Just remove the steel screws that hold the cover on. There will be another set of screw inside,remove them to get to the rotor and carbon vanes. If they are not stuck, your air pump may just need to be turned up. You will need a 10 lb. pressure gauge to test the pressure. It screws in to the 1/8" threaded hole (usually has a plasic plug) thats where the gauge screws in. The pressure on most heaters is 5.5 to 6 lbs. setting. The adjustment is the plug above the gauge test port. Turn clockwise to increase pressure/ counter clockwise to decrease pressure. Be careful because this will also increase more fuel to the combustion chamber. If turned up to high, you will get a large flame shooting out the end of the heater. If you do not have experience with working on the heater, and do not feel comfortable doing it, get someone else to help you that does. Good luck.

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011


The thermocouple may be faulty, or the valve is seized. Check the thermocouple connections.

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 02, 2011


check the fule support

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 31, 2010


have you checked the fule line and the spryer clean them and you could be fine

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 31, 2010

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