Top 20 Reddy Heater-170,000 BTU Kerosene Deluxe - Page 8 Questions & Answers

Might try holding yor finger over hole in pressure relief plug. If this helps try adjusting pressure.

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Here are a couple of tips that I wrote that tell you how to troubleshoot aTorpedo or Reddy heater...

Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment

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You need to adjust air/fuel mixture. At the back of the heater there is a plastic slotted set screw. That is the air mixture adjustment screw. Turn it in clockwise a 1/4 turn at a time until the nose cone gets to be about 90% reddish orange. The heater should also burn cleaner. Hope this helps.

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It shoulds like the filters may need to be replaced. If you have done that it may contaminted fuel or not enough air flow, or a dirt nozzel. You can go to manufacturers technical support site and they offer service manuals. I hope this helps you!

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

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If you have never checked/changed your filter or checked the pump pressure that is where your problem is. I have a tip which will guide you through the process at Let me know if you need any more help. I would advise getting the pressure gauge they have for setting the pump pressure.


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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....

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sounds like an ignition problem. The fan is supposed to start first to get the airflow going, then the igniter should heat up (glow igniters) or start sparking (spark plug igniters), then the fuel starts pumping. If the igniter is not working the fuel won't start. Things to check.... igniter - see if it is intact, fuse (usually in the circuit board), If those are ok, then check fuel pump, fuel filter, air filter. Hope this helps.

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Read your will explain why and what happens when not done.Your machine ( which I have ) requires a 11" opening of fresh air in a garage. I use a fan sideways behind the machine and that seems to work without having to open the door, also helps circulate the heat at the ceiling.

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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

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check the electric eye. sounds like it can't see the flame.

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Nozzel can have a blockagr (clean or replace). Dirty filters (replace) Gap too wide between the rotor and compressor ring, or rotor can be worn or broken. Tha manufacturer has a technical service manual on there site the would help you greatly. You can go to I hope this helps!

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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.


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

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Check flame eye for soot and contaminates. Check position of flame eye.

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Bend brackit on photo eye so that it gets a better view of the flame. When cover is on the flame will move farther to the end of the heater. You can test this by holding the eye in your hand and pointing it at the flame. I had the same problem. Hope this helps.

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You can get the manual here on link below.

Good Luck

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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!

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if it starts and shuts off the flame sensor is dirty. Take cover off and clean flame sensor with scotch brite. If it dosen't light at all you have an igniton problem

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change nozzle, check fuel tank is clean and fuel line and filter are clean

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