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I have a LP gas version. I had to disconnect some kind of sensor (looks like a watch battery with 2 red wires). I made a jumper wire and put in place of red wires. Works fine now. This sensor might be an Oxygen sensor.

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 08, 2011


Maybe replace the thermocouple.

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 08, 2011


either low on fuel, or has restricted/blocked passage ways. the regulator may as well be bad too.

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 06, 2011


Yes you can run Diesel in this heater but you will have to turn the pressure up on the back of the pump.
You want the nose cone to be a good glowing orange and with Diesel you may need more air pressure to achieve the proper burning of the heater with the least amount of fumes.

Thanks

M Cramer

www.allpartsinc.com

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 04, 2011


This can be from either a bad connection from the thermocouple to the gas valve or it could be a bad high limit switch.

If you run a jumper wire between the two leads on the thermocouple and the units runs then you may need to replace the High limit Switch.
If that does not solve the problem then clean the end of the thermocouple lead that goes into the gas valve.

Thanks

M Cramer

www.allpartsinc.com

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 04, 2011


This is normal. It has a time limit to fire off. The heater will cut off if it does not light.It sounds like it is never lighting up. Check your ignition source. I am not sure if you have a spark plug type or a glow bar.

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011


Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

yes you can with no problems
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Reddy... | Answered on Jan 02, 2011


The pump is not applying enough pressure to allow sufficient fuel volume to the plug. if the plug is not receiving a proper spray to vaporize the fuel at contact, it will not provide enough flame.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 31, 2010


Check the flame sensor. It is probably dirty.Use a soft rag to wipe of the photo eye.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 29, 2010


firedragonre,

If you know that you are getting gas the unit either has a bad or mislocated igniter or a bad thermal valve in the gas metering assembly. I have a tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4258201-fix_gas_reddy_heaters_will_not_continue which explains the problem, how to repair the unit and where to get the necessary parts.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating.

hardrocko

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 28, 2010


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

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010


They are grounds, and should have two screws on the burner tray to hold it from moving. On my heater this is where the grounds get attached. It gives the igniter a dedicated direct ground.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010


No fuel!! Several things can cause this, empty fuel tank, dirty fuel filter, plugged screen in the nozzle assembly,or plugged nozzle. So lets clean up the fuel system by first removing the top section of the heater and exposing the burner tray. Remove the tray and locate the fuel nozzle, remove the nozzle, now they say you can not clean them, I say with a q-tip, tooth pick and carb cleaner you can just be careful not to damage the nozzle. Behind the nozzle is a screen assembly these corrode at times so clean it up too. Below the nozzle assembly is the flame sensor, clean this with windex and a soft terry cloth rag, make sure it will have a clear unobstructed view of the flame.Put the nozzle assembly back together, and now inspect the fuel line for cracks, holes,and dry rot replace if necessary. Trace the lines down to the side where they come thru the case. Remove the side cover and locate the fuel line and in line filter, remove the filter. Cleaning this is easy you need a compressor and blow gun, all you do is blow air backwards thru the filter and instantly its clean. Inspect fuel lines and reassemble. Now make sure that you have clean fuel in your tank, and there is no water in it as well.Plug it in and you should now be heating like new. If not it could be your fuel pump!

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010


The fan motor runs regardless of the igniter as it is also the fuel pump. Possibly you may need to replace the motor but try this first. Remove the top section of the heater this exposes the fan motor, try spinning the motor by hand,it should spin freely if it does not try some light oil in the front and rear bearings of the motor and turn it by hand until it frees up. You may need to do this several times!! Now that it is spinning free put the heater back together and try it out. If it does not work a new motor is in your future. Hope this works out for you.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010


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

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 26, 2010


Have you changes the switch

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 24, 2010


Calm down and lets do routine maintenance this is what I do each and every year. Remove the top half of the burner tube, this exposes the burner tray. Locate the flame sensor these collect carbon,dirt,and the occasional insect nest. Now clean the flame sensor with windex and a soft terry cloth rag, make sure it has a clear unobstructed view of the flame. Next is the fuel nozzle, locate it and remove it,they say that you can not clean these, I say carb cleaner, q-tips and tooth pick work fine, clean the nozzle.Behind the nozzle there should be a screen these corrode while in storage some times clean it and now reinstall the nozzle assembly. Inspect the fuel lines for cracks, dry rot or holes, do this back to the fuel pump. Replace the top half of the tube and remove the side cover on the side where the fuel line drops thru, in doing this you should now be able to see the fuel filter. Remove the filter and using a compressor and an air gun blow air backwards thru the filter, now it is clean put it back in line, finish inspecting fuel line to the tank making sure it is submerged in the fuel. Put the side cover back on. Last is the air filter on the rear intake, it is usually a foam filter, wash it out dry it real good put it back in. Now you plug in your heater and it should now run like new. Good Luck and take your time this is not that hard.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 22, 2010


There is a flame sensor inside the case, remove the top half look directly below the nozzle assembly and there it should be. These get dirty so clean it with windex and soft terry cloth rag, there are yearly routines you get in to owning one of these things, and if you do them each year they are good heaters. Biggest enemy is dirt and corrosion be it fuel system or the safety and sensors. The filters both fuel and air are important for proper fuel distribution and mixture.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 21, 2010


its not sensing flame there is sensor located that sees the flame it will be located right next to spark ignitor

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 18, 2010


The ignition sensor is a metal tube about 1/4" diameter and 2" long, set so it sits in the flame.
Use a green scotch-brite pad or some steel wool to clean the soot off. This usually works.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 17, 2010

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