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Reddy Heater keeps shutting down
check your cad cell. replace this. it is not detecting a flame. replacing the cad cell will fix your problem. when it shuts down it goes into lockout.
1/7/2020 6:56:27 PM •
on Jan 07, 2020
Heater turns on for a few seconds then goes out
Absolutely K1 or diesel can get old in a hurry, the ultra-low Sulphur diesel has been tinkered with so much that it turns to book varnish much faster than before 2010. Most of those heaters spray fuel past the igniters using a siphon much like a spray paint gun, the suction tube may have dry rot or a small air leak and it it takes but a tiny air leak to kill the siphon effect. Check the tube from the nozzle all the way down to the fuel tank or replace it if you're not certain it is not compromised or dry rotted.
10/12/2017 12:35:11 PM •
on Oct 12, 2017
Reddy heater r35
no it doesn't - the ignitor goes to printed circuit connectors on your control board. the ignitor operates on 120 volts ac. for repair parts on any reddy heater go to www dot desatech dot com
5/12/2015 4:59:05 PM •
on May 12, 2015
My 3500 btu reddyheater propane runs great but stinks up my shop never noticed before gives me a headacKe
With any unvented gas heater, you still need fresh air coming in to breath. Long exposure in a closed room with these type heaters will cause headaches, nausea, light headedness, etc. If you think something may be wrong with the heater, check the inside of the heater where the flames are. Is it sooted? If it is, it is not burning correctly and may need the pressure adjusted or cleaned. Is the cylinder you are using freezing up on the outside of the bottle? You may just need to switch to a full cylinder. Hope this helps.
3/29/2015 10:33:24 PM •
on Mar 29, 2015
I have a 35,000 btu Reddy heater that won't fire at the spark plug but is getting a signal from the magneto. Is the magneto bad or does the spark plug have to be in the mist of kerosene to spark?
- The FIRST STEP in diagnosing any heater problem should be checking the output of the air pump. Determine the air pressure required for the heater model that is being tuned. The air pump, in turn, is responsible for fuel delivery.
- If you do not know the required pressure look for a decal on the side (usually) of your heater. This decal will state the model number, serial number, fuel capacity, pump pressure, etc.
- If your plastic end cover looks like this......
has 2 threaded holes. The hole on the left has a square plug inserted. Remove the plug. Screw in the nipple end of the gauge into the threaded hole. Check for air leaks with soapy water.
If your plastic end cover looks like this......
has 2 threaded holes. The shorter projection with a hole on the left has a square plug inserted. Remove the plug. Screw in the nipple end of the gauge into the threaded hole. Check for air leaks with soapy water.
4. The other hole (longer projection) has a screw with a hole which adjusts a ball and spring relief valve assembly. Carefully adjust the screw until the gauge is reading the pressure level that is specified on the heater's label. If operating properly, the pump should produce more pressure than is required to operate the heater. The relief valve allows the excess air to escape before being sent to the nozzle.
5. Replace plug. Test for leak.
6. If you are unable to reach the desired pressure spray soapy water around the seal of the end cover- at the same time check the plastic cover for a crack. A cracked end cover will not allow the heater to perform properly and will not allow for an accurate reading. The pump must be set at the specified pressure in order to have adequate fuel delivery an adequate fuel atomization. Replace if needed.
7. If you set the pressure to specs and the heater does not perform properly or the cone does not glow a soft red, then check for other fuel delivery problems such as a clogged fuel filter, cracked rubber hose, clogged or worn nozzle, or a cracked nozzle adapter. Soapy water lightly sprayed in these areas will quickly identify the problem most of the time. Any air leak will create problems.
3/4/2015 6:20:52 AM •
on Mar 04, 2015
Reddy heater 110,000 btu forced air portable kerosene
try this, take off the top cover. plug in the heater and when the humming starts, rotate the fan sharply with a screwdriver. keep your fingers away from the fan. if the fan spins under power your start winding is shot. get a new motor. www dot desatech dot com
11/18/2014 3:23:01 AM •
on Nov 18, 2014
Is a kerosene heater good for working in my garage
Is it safe? That depends on what you are working on. Having a fire/heat source on the floor is a possibly of an explosion if you have gasoline fuel vapors.
For the most part it is safe, you will smell when you leave the garage, but as long as it is not a real air-tight garage you would be ok.
I run a propane heater in my garage during the winter to get away for a bit. I also have a well ventilated area and don't work on gasoline related items during the winter with that on.
10/31/2014 11:08:09 AM •
on Oct 31, 2014
Allpro SPC30will not stay lit
Check the gas cut out sensor is not faulty.. and there is enough pressure in your gas bottle to operate it..
6/21/2014 8:36:31 AM •
on Jun 21, 2014
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