20 Most Recent Reddy Heater-170,000 BTU Kerosene Deluxe - Page 7 Questions & Answers


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
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Reddy... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010


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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Reddy... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010


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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Reddy... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010


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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Reddy... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010


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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Reddy... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010


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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Reddy... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010


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

Reddy... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010


Hello,Yes but it might be slightly smokey.I have used kero in place of diesel with good results.

Reddy... | Answered on Oct 30, 2010


What is the model number of your heater they are not made by a couple of different companies and they have different symptoms to troubleshoot.

Reddy... | Answered on Oct 08, 2010


Check the fuel filter on the units as well as the inlet and outlet filters on the back of the motor.

Watch the nose cone and see if the end starts to loose the glowing orange color before it quits.
If the unit slowly looses the color then you have a fuel problem but if the unit just quits at full heat then you could have a electrical problem.

Reddy... | Answered on Oct 07, 2010


Read your manual....it will explain why and what happens when not done.Your machine ( which I have ) requires a 11" opening of fresh air in a garage. I use a fan sideways behind the machine and that seems to work without having to open the door, also helps circulate the heat at the ceiling.

Reddy... | Answered on Sep 26, 2010


Pre-start checklist?

I assume the heater ran fine last season. If so, assume it will run fine this season. Simply remove the top cover, check the combustion chamber area for signs of visitors such as mice, wasps, dirt dobbers, etc. Remove debris.

We always drain the old fuel & start fresh.

Replace the top cover and fire it up. If it runs fine then leave it alone. If it won't continue to run troubleshoot and find the problem.

Troubleshoot a spark plug type heater http://www.reddyparts.com/SP_tips.htm

Troubleshoot a hot surface ignitor type heater http://www.reddyparts.com/HSI_tips.htm

Reddy... | Answered on Sep 24, 2010


Sears has repair shops that could take a look and repair it for you, since I don't have a zip code I can't give you a exact place to go. normally if they don't start it's due to a faulty therm switch inside the heater where the flame blows out, it's not to difficult to fix, if you can give me a model number I can get a diagram for you to show you how to do this let me know.

Reddy... | Answered on Aug 31, 2010


You probably need to bleed the fuel line.Most likly looks like a brake bleeder valve..

Reddy... | Answered on Aug 06, 2010


Hi,
Here is a tip that will help you to figure out what is going on there..

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3818299-reddy_heater_troubleshooting_torpedo

heatman101

Reddy... | Answered on Apr 21, 2010


I have a tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4124129-yearly_maintenance_reddy_heaters which explains the the problem you probably have and where to get the parts to get your unit running like new. Most portable heater parts are the same. Also DESA went into bankruptcy but many dealers still sell parts. This site also sells manuals. It is all in my tip. Let me know if you need more help.

hardrocko

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Reddy... | Answered on Mar 03, 2010


Make sure the fuel is not contaminated,and is k 1 ,if it is diesel fuel in it,and it is not made for diesel ,then that is the problem,also use a anti gel additive for gelling in the fuel,it doesn`t have to be that cool for gelling.

Reddy... | Answered on Feb 28, 2010


Check the fuel and tank. If it has been a while since fuel has been refilled, or it has sat without, you may have water in the tank.

Reddy... | Answered on Feb 22, 2010


If you have never checked/changed your filter or checked the pump pressure that is where your problem is. I have a tip which will guide you through the process at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4124129-yearly_maintenance_reddy_heaters Let me know if you need any more help. I would advise getting the pressure gauge they have for setting the pump pressure.

hardrocko

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Reddy... | Answered on Feb 20, 2010


Make sure the filters in the back are clean and make sure the fuel line
from the tank to the nozzle are tight. You might also check to make
sure nozzle is clean. Make sure fan is operational. If it has spark ignition make sure that is cleaned up as well

Reddy... | Answered on Feb 15, 2010

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