Top 20 Reddy Heater-170,000 BTU Kerosene Deluxe - Page 2 Questions & Answers


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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I am going to attempt to list causes (possibilities) for your description:
  1. the hole in the fuel cap is clogged
  2. the fuel filter is restricted
  3. the nozzle is restricted or worn- Desa recommended annual replacement
  4. water in the fuel
  5. the air pump pressure is not set to factory specs - IMPORTANT!
  6. cracked plastic end cover
  7. nozzle adapter cracked
  8. airline or fuel line cracked
  9. defective electronics
  10. defective thermostat or sensor (if equipped)
  11. any reason that will cause the board/photocell not like the flame being produced
  12. motor gets hot- internal heat sensor shuts unit down- replace motor
  13. 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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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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afrye44698,

See my tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4124129-yearly_maintenance_reddy_heaters and your problems will be solved.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating.

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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.

Good luck.

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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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remove it all from the heater clean the lines etc if you did not fire it it should be okay , but if you have fired it you will need to clean heater or take it to a shop to do

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More than possibly a bad fan motor! if the motor isnt blowing enough air, the element will get too hot, and make it pop off!

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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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Reddy... | 531 views | 2 helpful votes


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!
Rick

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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 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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I think the actual model number for this is RL170AT

This is a DESA manual but the same exact model except for the name:
http://assets.phpdistribution.com/manuals/Manuals_Page/113170-01E.pdf

Over the years DESA INTERNATIONAL has manufactured kerosene heaters with the following brand names and Reddy Parts stocks parts for them all:
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  • Master
  • Koehring
  • Knipco
  • Amoco
  • John Deere
  • Dayton
  • Queen Bee
  • Co-op
  • and many private label brands
If you ever need parts here is the source:
http://www.reddyparts.com/

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

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