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Hi i have a ready
Based on your description of the problem ............The part where you say "wont relight till it cools down" is a sign that the motor may be getting hot, the internal sensor in the motor is shutting things down for safety reasons. To find out run the heater til it shuts down then remove the cover. Feel the motor. It should be room temp or slightly warm. If hot- replace the motor with 102001-30.
Other possibilities would be a defective thermostat or temperature sensor. Eliminate these possibilities first.
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The heater will run for a few minutes and then
I am going to attempt to list causes (possibilities) for your description:
- the hole in the fuel cap is clogged
- the fuel filter is restricted
- the nozzle is restricted or worn- Desa recommended annual replacement
- water in the fuel
- the air pump pressure is not set to factory specs - IMPORTANT!
- cracked plastic end cover
- nozzle adapter cracked
- airline or fuel line cracked
- defective electronics
- defective thermostat or sensor (if equipped)
- any reason that will cause the board/photocell not like the flame being produced
- motor gets hot- internal heat sensor shuts unit down- replace motor
- more than I can list
As you can see there are many possibilities, therefore you must
diligently troubleshoot the system. It's not difficult, but you must
start eliminating possibilities, starting with checking for proper fuel
delivery. Notice I wrote "proper"- too much or too little fuel is a sure
shut-down. Follow these tips
Read The principle
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Reddy heater won't stay going there are two
Those screws are: 1. the one with the hole in it is a relief valve to allow excess air to escape. 2. the solid plug is to be removed and a low pressure gauge inserted.
Then, you adjust the air pump pressure to factory specs. If not properly set the heater will not function properly.
Follow this link for instructions http://www.reddyparts.com/pressure.htm
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I have a reddy heater
The heater will not stay on if it detects an off-color flame caused by air leaks, wrong fuels or other issues. The unit has a photo-cell that detects the flame color. Color is determined by air/fuel mix, fuel type and flame stability. Any red or other colors is not good. Any irregular flame is not good (irregular fuel flow or other issues).
Do not use Napha, paint thinner, gasoline or any other fuels except kerosene.
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Keep getting E1 error code,
The fuel pump is directly behind the fan motor as the fan motor runs both. The fuel filter is under the electrical control panel on the side of the heater usually has four to six 5/16 head sheet metal screws that hold it on. Remove the screws and then the cover comes off and this is where you will find the fuel filter.
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Heater runs a few minutes
Are you using the old fuel from last year? If so, drain and clean the tank. Replace with fresh fuel and replace the fuel filter. Check or replace the air filters. Check your ignitor for proper operation. Test again. Good luck.
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Running very rich. how to adjust fuel and air
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.
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I have a Reddy Heater-170,000
Here are a couple of tips that I
wrote that tell you how to troubleshoot a Torpedo or Reddy
Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters
Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment
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My heater is a reddy heater 165,000btu. when i
I would definitely stop burning off road diesel as it is dirty.Remove the top section of the heater and clean the fire eye with windex and a terry cloth rag, and run K1 kerosene it burns so much cleaner. Also make sure that fuel is not an issuecheck fuel filter,fuel lines and don't forget the screen in behind the nozzle.
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