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Hi, If this heater is the Reddy 170,000 b.t.u. heater, model # 170t professional series, then yes you can.It is a multi-fuel heater. Fuels it can use are Kerosene, JP8, Jet A fuel, 1&2 Diesel fuel, and 1&2 fuel oil. It must be this model 170T.

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 19, 2010

There is a flame sensor inside the burner unit. The sensor is like a photo cell that must see the light of the flame or it will tell the burner control to stop the power. You need to see if there is a soot film on the lense of the sensor and make sure the sensor is aimed straight. If the sensor is clean and aimed straight (and the problem persists) then there may be a clogged nozzle that is giving a poor flame and the sensor does not see a good flame therefore shuts down the unit. If the nozzle is at fault, then you for sure need to replace the oil filter. New nozzles are $4-8 and the size & spray angle is stamped on the nozzle. If there is still a problem, then you need to see if the pump is giving approx. 100psi pressure, then finally (the last step) would be to replace the burner control $60. Goodluck< Macgivor

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 16, 2010

The position of the fan is very critical to proper operation. The pressure is also very critical and if you replaced the fan you will also now have to check and adjust the pressure.
This shows how to replace the rotor.


This shows how to check and set your pressure.


I also have wrote a tip that kind of summarizes everything.


Take your time and go through every step and you will get your heater back up and running again.


Reddy... | Answered on Jan 11, 2010

the fuel filter is dirty even if it dosent look like it,,they have a high particulate filter and they will stop up pretty quick if you have had a dirty fuel container or just a bad location that you purchased your fuel.

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 11, 2010

Sounds like you need to adjust the airflow so that it is getting enough air to burn.

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 11, 2010

yes its ok, just make sure the air pressure pump is dialed in right. With the right air pressure the heater will perform at its best and burn as clean as it can. Its the slotted set screw (plastic usually) on the back next to the air filter. Turn it in 1/4 turn at a time till the nose cone is almost all red or orange in color. This will give you the cleanest burn. Then adjust doors/windows for fresh air as needed. Hope this helps

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 08, 2010

Ace Hardware usually has parts for most models including igniters - call first try the one in Conway its not far from you

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 08, 2010

I have a 125t that would do a similar thing, found out that on the board a micro resistor or diode whatever would short and fry the board. Check your board carefully following the lead from the igniter wires. Hopefully that is not the problem because then its a new $$$$$ board!

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 08, 2010

turns on for a minute then shuts off with a puff of smoke

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 07, 2010

WD-40... spray it on the shaft at the motor and if you can see the shaft at the back of the motor, there also. Then spinn the motor by hand till you get it freed up and it will spin very easily. After getting it working like that then a few drops of light motor oil or sewing machine oil will keep it going. At many hardware stores or HVAC supply houses they sell the oil in a can with an extendable spout so you can get it right in on the shaft at the motor. If you can tilt the motor front or back when you place the oil to run it in to the motor. Spinning the fan by hand while the oil in running back will help to work in into the bearing.

Please comment back to me if you have any questions.


Reddy... | Answered on Jan 07, 2010

1. Check the ignition transformer. It may be grounded,
or it could be defective, and need to be replaced.
2. You have already replace the igniter and the
3. Once the ignition transformer works, everything will
be alright.
May this tip help you.

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 04, 2010

Find the flame sensor,it is the eye,it senses the flame,so that it will run,when you find it,clean the eye so it can see the flame,and it will run.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 31, 2009

you need to go to a place that sells this product,we help with repairs here

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 25, 2009

Check your fuel filter,, could be running out of fuel,due to obstruction in fuel delivery system. Either crud in the tank clogging up the pickup,,or maybe even water in your fuel. Your filter might be it,,have you been running diesel?? check it out....

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 25, 2009

If you have one of these 125T Models- RH125AT, RHD125AT, RL125AT, RM125AT, RE125AT, M125AT, PKHD125T, TKU125T, UKU125T, RD125T
The web address is:
There are 3 ways to order your part.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 21, 2009

its getting air in the fuel or the pump is pluged,remove the back and you will see a square box with lines going to it,it is best to replace it,I hope this help you and have a merry x mas

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 19, 2009

Time for a Full tune-up, plug--fuel filter- 2-air filters -vanes in the pump.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 19, 2009

Tue up kit from your local lawnmower supply house.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 18, 2009

Just buy the repair kit that has everything a(flters ,air/fuel--sparkplug --vanes in the pump assembly ect. ect..

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 18, 2009

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