Top 20 Reddy Heater-170,000 BTU Kerosene Deluxe - Page 4 Questions & Answers


Here is some research I did for these heaters--- Let me know if they hep enough-- If not-- get back with us, OK?

Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters


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).

http://www.reddyparts.com/HSI_tips.htm


Mack B

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clean flame sensor or replace flame sensor

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You can find, download and print the manual at www.desatech.com

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You must also have spark.
look at the plug and see if it sparks

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Yes it can but before you do that please keep in mind the following.K-1 kerosene is fuel of choice it is more refined than diesel, less sulfur than diesel,and that means hotter flame less odor. So while it may be cheaper, in my opinion it is not better. You make the choice, then if you don't like it go back to K-1 kerosene.

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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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I did some research on FixYa.com solutions page--

Check these places out, and try the air pressure adjustment--

ReddyHeater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters If you brought the heater to our shop, and gave the abovedescription, 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 photocellfor 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 electronicsrelated- maybe these tips will help (click for link).http://www.reddyparts.com/HSI_tips.htm


Let us know if these help-- or where we might help you next.

Mack B

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Hi, first check for a capacitor on the motor. This is the sympton you will get if the capacitor is bad. You can test it with a multimeter.

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The knob that controles the temp ..remove it and replace with a 2 pole on/off switch.

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You probably need to adjust the air pressure going to the fuel nozzle. There are 2 ports in the air filter cover on the back of the fan motor. One has a hole in the center and is used to adjust the air pressure. Turn it to the right to increase air pressure; turn it to the left to decrease air pressure. The other is for installing an air pressure guage (0-15 psi) so you can set the pressure. The required pressure should be printed on the label on the heater. [email protected]

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You can try reddyheater .com or try a two part epoxy. Clean well with acetone, sand paper to create good adhesion then JB Weld or any other good grade epoxy. This will work in a bind until you locate a new tank.

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The thermostat is not the problem. The motor has a starter capacitot attached that gives the motor a burst of energy to get it going the right direction. It is not doing its job. The motor must be replaced.

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Here is some research I did on Fix.Ya.com--

Check out these links, and let me know if they help--
if not, let me know what else I can do to help--

The links:

Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters


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).

http://www.reddyparts.com/HSI_tips.htm


Mack B

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jerome kr406,

This is a classic problem with the reddy heaters. They have a filter which over time plugs up. This causes the air/fuel mixture ratio to change because the pump pressure is determined by the air bleed. As the filter plugs the air pressure drops and the fuel also drops meaning the burner is running lean. This eventually causes the unit to shut down and as you said smoke comes out. It is a fairly easy fix and I have a tip which will walk you through it at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4124129-yearly_maintenance_reddy_heaters . My tip will link you to the place to get the parts you need as well as how to perform the additional maintenance that these heaters require.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the excellent rating. Great ratings help to keep experts helping everyone solve their problems. Thank you.

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Your heater shuts down because it is not firing up. You should probably check the filters. Mainly the output filter. If it is dirty the pump will not build pressure and atomize the fuel properly. If it is dirty use compressed air to blow it out carefully. If that doesn't help then check pump pressure. It should be 6.5 Psi.I think, check your operators manual to be sure. If these are not it then check the photo cell to be sure that it is clean. You may also need to check the lines or hoses for cracks and fit. They should fit tight on the fittings. I am afraid that I forgot to mention the ignitor. So before you go through all this you may want to make sure that it is getting fire. You can do this by removing the cover and turning the heater on and observing being careful to stay away from moving parts and heat. If this doesn't work send me an email and I will try to help.

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Your unit has a air pump behind the electric fan motor. This pump is what produces low pressure air across the nozzle which causes a suction for the fuel pick up tube from the tank. Check your fuel filter first. If you are not getting any fuel spraying out the end of the heater, your air pump needs to be looked at. There are carbon vanes on a rotor inside the pump. They could be stuck in the slots of the rotor. Don't mess with any of the plastic plugs on the back cover unless you have the tools to test. Just remove the steel screws that hold the cover on. There will be another set of screw inside,remove them to get to the rotor and carbon vanes. If they are not stuck, your air pump may just need to be turned up. You will need a 10 lb. pressure gauge to test the pressure. It screws in to the 1/8" threaded hole (usually has a plasic plug) thats where the gauge screws in. The pressure on most heaters is 5.5 to 6 lbs. setting. The adjustment is the plug above the gauge test port. Turn clockwise to increase pressure/ counter clockwise to decrease pressure. Be careful because this will also increase more fuel to the combustion chamber. If turned up to high, you will get a large flame shooting out the end of the heater. If you do not have experience with working on the heater, and do not feel comfortable doing it, get someone else to help you that does. Good luck.

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fuel filter is pluged up or temp sensor is detecting overheat and shuting down , if it is not overheating the sensor is defetive..

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Check the fuel nozzle for a partial blockage. I use torch tip cleaners to make sure they are clear. Don't use one that will make the hole bigger, you want one slightly smaller than the hole. Also check the fuel filter. Check both air filters also. After that you need to check the air pressure going to the fuel nozzle. Install an air pressure guage in the port with the plug that doesn't have a small hole in the center in the filter cover behind the motor. The plug that has a small hole is the one you use to adjust the air pressure. The pressure you need will be listed on the label of the heater.

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Set your air pressure to 6.2

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