20 Most Recent Reddy Portable Forced Air Propane Heater w/ Variable Heat Ouput Questions & Answers

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Torpedo heater wont stay lit.

Do you have the serial number or the manufacture date? There are some design changes and I would need to know the year of manufacture to assist accurately. Usually it is a relay or the thermocouple connection that will affect the unit staying lit.
3/2/2014 4:03:56 PM • Reddy Portable... • Answered on Mar 02, 2014
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Snow blower does not run at a constant(speeds up and slows down)

It might need internal cleaning.. or may be there is power supply problem..
12/19/2013 7:55:57 AM • Reddy Portable... • Answered on Dec 19, 2013
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I have a 225,000 to 375,000 btu propane heater that the gas valve will not open on. The igniter sparks I can see that .There does not appear to be a thermocouple unless it is built into the igniter. T

YOU MAY NEED TO CLEAN THE NOZZLE, THE FUEL FILTER, & POSSIBLY ADJUST THE PRESSURE AT REAR OF UNIT. MAKE SURE THAT THE FILTERS ARE CLEAR & UNIT HAS PROPER AIR FLOW OTHERWISE IT WILL OVERHEAT & TRIP THE HIGH LIMIT
12/26/2012 1:45:42 AM • Reddy Portable... • Answered on Dec 26, 2012
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All pro 85-fac heater wont turn on

its the thermo coupler
2/27/2012 6:20:01 AM • Reddy Portable... • Answered on Feb 27, 2012
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I have a reddy heater 35,000btu and it seems to be

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


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2/20/2011 8:43:08 PM • Reddy Portable... • Answered on Feb 20, 2011
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What is the PSI required for the regulator from

mikececilsmi,

Go to this website http://www.reddyparts.com . If the information is available they will have it.

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hardrocko
1/13/2011 2:17:39 AM • Reddy Portable... • Answered on Jan 13, 2011
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Unit will not lite

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

12/26/2010 3:39:33 PM • Reddy Portable... • Answered on Dec 26, 2010
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Only large flame comes out and fan does not start

Since this is a propane unit, do not turn it back on again without the fan working. First check to see if the unit has a pop out style breaker, reset it if popped. Check to see if you did not trip a breaker at the breaker box.
12/1/2010 6:58:51 PM • Reddy Portable... • Answered on Dec 01, 2010
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I have a reddy heater

Check the fan motor to make sure there is no obstruction on the intake for the motor,and clean out the intake filter,and see if the fan motor spins freely by hand,if it is restricted in turning at all,the blower motor is bad,I have a pdf I can send you if you like,this will help you,it is a manual.If it will help,let me know,,by email,I can send it,,,[email protected]
10/12/2010 1:12:54 AM • Reddy Portable... • Answered on Oct 12, 2010
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How to fix gas Reddy Heaters which will not continue to run.

When you light your gas heater, get it lit, hold the button for the required time, let go of the button and it goes out, you will either need to replace the gas hold on valve or the thermocouple.

I am assuming that a known good source of gas is hooked to the unit and the igniter is sparking when depressed. In addition to the igniter sparking, it also needs to be in the correct location. It should be located just behind the end of the gas burner about 3/8 ths of an inch and approximately 1/4 to 5/16 ths of an inch from the burner. If the igniter is too far forward or backward from where the gas exits the burner the heater will be hard, if not impossible to light. Adjust the position, carefully so that you do not break the igniter, with a pair of needle nose pliers. When properly located you should get a nice big spark with a bluish tint in the vacinity of the holes where the gas exits the burner. Make any adjustments with the unit unplugged and the gas turned off.

When you light the heater you need the gas to be turned on, but if it would lose its flame it needs to shut off automatically. This is a safety feature to assure that the unit will turn off when any problems are encountered.

The way that the shutoff is accomplished by Reddy Heat is to use a hold on thermocouple. The heat from the flame makes the thermocouple output between 18 and 28 millivolts which keeps the gas on. This can be checked with a DMM (digital voltmeter).

Turn off the gas supply. Remove the thermocouple from the gas valve. With the DMM set to the lowest millivolt setting place the black lead to the tip of the thermocouple and the red lead to the outer casing or ground. Relight the heater and if the thermocouple is good you should read between 18 and 28 millivolts.

In addition some units use a relay in conjunction with the thermocouple. You will have to determine if yours does. Remove the bottom base, if there is one, otherwise locate the relay. With the DMM set to ohms, measure the resistance of the relay between terminals 4 and 6. With no power you should read infinite, (open), and with power you should read less than 100 milliohms or a short. If the unit reads bad, open both ways, replace it.
With the gas valve being held open by the flame the heater will run until the gas runs out or it is shut off. If the flame goes out the thermocouple quits outputting power and the relay opens, shutting the unit down. Repair parts can be purchased at www.reddyparts.com .

These units do not have many parts and these are the most likely causes of your units failure to continue running.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating.

hardrocko
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Gas flow

sounds like a ad thermocouple.
1/22/2010 1:04:50 AM • Reddy Portable... • Answered on Jan 22, 2010
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Reddy Heater will not stay lit

Thermocouple it going bad had same problem, you Should replace it.
1/3/2010 1:06:50 AM • Reddy Portable... • Answered on Jan 03, 2010
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I have a 125 propane heater it will not say lit.

I'm not that familar with the Reddy heaters but there should be something that senses the flame. It probably needs cleaning. Look in the area where the flame is. I may be a small metal rod with a wire attached to it. This type will be located so that it is in the flame. You can clean it with some steel wool. I don't think it would have UV or cad cell type sensor which see the flame and wouldn't be located in the flame but would be close enough to "see" it. This type could just be wiped off with a cloth. Hope this helps.
12/30/2009 11:27:14 PM • Reddy Portable... • Answered on Dec 30, 2009
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I tried the jumper wire solution and heater still won't stay lit.

Yes, we service all brands and buys our kit from the local lawnmower supply house.
12/18/2009 3:16:58 PM • Reddy Portable... • Answered on Dec 18, 2009
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I have an older 100,000 btu Reddy unit that was

might have a clogged fuel filter. try to drain and replace. run fresh fuel. the pulse also could come from too much fuel causing a burst in the main heat exchanger. if this heater is older than ten years i would trash it and buy a new one so you dont blow up
9/13/2009 3:03:26 AM • Reddy Portable... • Answered on Sep 13, 2009
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My heater wont stay lit

Chanches are the thermal couple a safty divice is gone bad. they don;t cost a big bunch and the parts store at a local propain dealer may show you how to install it. its no biggie. Good luck. DFD
4/13/2009 2:31:54 AM • Reddy Portable... • Answered on Apr 13, 2009
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Burning eyes and sore throat when heater is on

This heater should only be used in a very well ventilated area, the sore throat and burning eyes are from carbon monoxide.
Carbon monoxide is potentially fatal.  I cannot express how dangerous this is if used in a house or garage without the doors open
Please be careful and let me know if I can provide furthur assistance.
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3/2/2009 3:55:16 AM • Reddy Portable... • Answered on Mar 02, 2009
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The thermocouple is bad
1/31/2009 9:20:35 PM • Reddy Portable... • Answered on Jan 31, 2009
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Propane Reddy heater pro100, not throwing much heat & smells 65,000-100,000 btu propane

if smells like gas dont use and check for leak
1/4/2022 9:55:48 PM • Reddy Heating &... • Answered on Jan 04, 2022
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