20 Most Recent Reddy Heater-30,000 BTU Propane Forced-Air Heater Questions & Answers

tank is being turned on to fast and the safety valve will close and not let the full pressure go to the burner same with any new tank that has the columbine valve in it pressure sensitive

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 29, 2017

Always start by checking the pump pressure, first. Compare the air pump pressure to specs written on the heater. So much time can be gained in troubleshooting by using pump pressure as a starting point. Pressure loss can lead you to rotor failure, air leaks, broken parts, leaky hoses, or, through good intentions, if someone has attempted to adjust the pressure and actually done more harm than good. As little as 1/2 psi reduction in pressure can give the symptoms described. Once the pressure is correct and the problem persists, move on to diagnosing the nozzle, fuel, and fuel delivery.
Fuel delivery is directly related to the air pump pressure. Just like the doctor checks your blood pressure (blood flow) you need to check the heater's air pressure (fuel flow). Air travels from the pump to the nozzle. At the nozzle adapter, fuel is sucked from the tank. Too little pressure means reduced fuel flow.

Reddy... | Answered on Oct 15, 2015

You would NEVER use the reddy heater inside a home. EVER!

Reddy... | Answered on Feb 14, 2015

Most ready heaters have a fuel pressure setting on the back of the heater near the fan. There should be two small plastic covers, looking directly at the back, the one on the left can be removed and a pressure gauge installed. The one on the right is slotted for adjustment of pressure. I think the correct pressure for that model is 3.0 lbs.

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 20, 2015

You can download the owners manual for you Reddy Heater at www.desa-parts.com

Reddy... | Answered on Nov 10, 2014

Empty the fuel tank. There is water in there!

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 24, 2014

Make sure that the thermocouple is well into the flame. Check to make sure the other end is secure into the gas valve. Check for any poor connection both gas and electric. If the LP cylinder is icing up, it is a vaporizing problem and the heater is sucking the available gas out of the cylinder faster than it can vaporize. You will need a larger cylinder.

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 12, 2012

There are several things that can cause this problem: Restricted air flow due dust or debris that clog the heater. A damaged fan or higher surrounding air temperature, which causes the thermal limit switch to shut the heater down.

Taping the the button down to force the operation of the heater is not safe. As you will override the automatic safety features, that shut the heater down in an emergency.

I have included a link to the Owners Manual for your heater, that you can download and print for future reference. It should help you to further troubleshoot and solve the problem.

In addition is you discovery you need to order replacement parts, here is a link to Master Distributors. They stock and sell parts for Reddy Heater. http://www.reddyheaters.net/

Hope this helps you solve the problem.

Reddy... | Answered on Apr 20, 2011

Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

There are 6 things that can cause this condition. 3 No Spark and 3 Spark observed.
No Spark
1. Spark Plug Gap
2. Defective Transformer or Ignitor
3. Cracked Spark Plug
With Spark
1. Pump Pressure
2. Restricted fuel flow due to:
a. Seal Leak
b. Filter Blocked
c. Nozzle Restriction
3. Fuel Filter Restriction

Download this manual:

Go to the pdf file page 11 for the test procedure. Start with the "Observed Fault."
You may not be able to check step 4 per isntructions but, if you have fuel pressure is should work.
Read step 5 carefully before proceeding with work on the fuel nozzle. (page 12)
In step 6 Note there is a fuel filter in-line. (page 13)


Clicking on the www at the bottom of the pdf pages will bring up a parts link.

This should get you going.
Thanks for choosing FixYa,

Reddy... | Answered on Feb 23, 2011

You need to adjust the air shutter control on the open end of the burner.
For more information on your Reddy Heater and how to service it go to www.desatech.com Look for the Owners Manuals section and enter the Model Number of your heater. You can then download and print the entire Owners Manual.

Hope this helps you. Please let me know.

Reddy... | Answered on Feb 15, 2011


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



Reddy... | Answered on Feb 15, 2011

The thermocouple has gone bad. They're are easily replaced and can found at the place you purchased the heater. Or online from Ready Heater.

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 26, 2011

get bigger propane tank won't work on a 20# tanks

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 23, 2011

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