Top 20 Reddy Heater-170,000 BTU Kerosene Deluxe - Page 3 Questions & Answers


A number of things could be causing it.

Restricted air flow
Propane Supply may be inadequate
Fan may be damaged
Excessive dust and/or debris.

The Trouble Shooting Guide and the theory of how the heater works can provide the answers.

In case you have misplaced yours, I am providing a link to it, that can be downloaded and printed for future reference. Especially, if you want to service the heater annually, as recommended.

http://www.desatech.com/manuals/Construction%20Heaters/113959-01.pdf

Armed with this information, you should be up an heating in no time.

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leethmsn,

You have a classic Reddy Heater problem. They use an air bleed system to control the fuel pump pressure. When you take the cover off you have changed the air pressure and more importantly the pump pressure. You have a partially clogged air filter and need to replace it and set the pump pressure. I have a tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4124129-yearly_maintenance_reddy_heaters which explains the problem and where to get the parts and how to complete the repair.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating.

hardrocko

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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


heatman101

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Old fuel from last season? Start at draining/cleaning the tank. Add fresh fuel. Check fuel filter and air filters. Test again.

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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


heatman101


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Hi,
You need to send and email to [email protected]

If you are still have trouble...

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


heatman101

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Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

from what you are saying, that sound's correct

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turn the adjustment srcew clockwise a little to raize the pressure.. check your gap on the spark plug /igniter .060. also check the air pressure should be 6.5#

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I would try Reddy heater parts google them and there is a whole list of places to order them from. As far as a local distributor I would not have a clue but myself if there is a Grainger store close by you I am sure that they may have parts or be able to send you in the right direction.

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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


heatman101

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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


heatman101

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If you brought the heater to our shop, and gave the above description, the first thing that we would do is check the air pump pressure.

Then, if the pressure is correct (not just close) we would check the photocell for signs of insect nest or something similar blocking the view of the eye.

You must troubleshoot to find out if the problem is fuel related or electronics related- maybe these tips will help (click for link).

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The photo eye needs cleaning,the eye is not reading,I would send you a pdf manual but I can not on here there is no place to send it to you sorry

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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


heatman101


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The air pump pressure could be off a little causing incorrect fuel delivery. Follow this link for instructions.

OR

The nozzle could be worn to a point where a spray is being produced rather than a fog. By removing the top lid you are changing the aerodynamics and the safety system likes the color of the flame (falsely). Replace the nozzle. Follow this link.

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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

Mack B

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

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Several things come to mind here. Fuel type, fuel delivery, and dirty filters. Make sure to use the K1 keroesene it burns so much cleaner and less fumes. Contaminated fuel, old and possible water from condensation after being stored all summer. Remove the top cover of your heater and fire it up look at the fuel coming out of the nozzle, it should be a very fine mist no heavy droplets. If heavy droplets nozzle could need a cleaning, they say that you should not clean these because you can damage them. I say remove the nozzle, and carefully clean with carb cleaner, q-tips, and tooth pick. Clean the screen behind the nozzle as well they like to corrode. While inside take windex and a soft terry cloth rag and clean the flame sensor inspect fuel lines for holes, dry rot, or cracking put the top half back together. Remove the side panel trace the fuel line to the filter and tank. Remove the filter and I find that a compressor and blow gun work best to clean by blowing air backwards thru the filter, instantly clear. reassemble fuel lines. On the rear of the heater is a foam intake filter remove it and wash it out dry real good and put it back together. Now try the heater and you should be good to go, if not it may be pressure related and you may need to turn the pump up or down slightly to get a better air fuel mixture. These are common yearly preventative maintenance I pull on all of my heaters and I have four of them for in my warehouse. Take your time and good luck.

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