20 Most Recent Reddy Heater-30-55,000 BTU Variable - Page 9 Questions & Answers


check amp draw on the ignitor.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 16, 2010


check ignitor element. sometimes they rust and get loose. replace if element is loose. this causes an open and the ignitor fails putting out the flame and then the safety kicks on turning off the heater blower.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 16, 2010


Is there a fuel pressure gauge on it? IF so it be set to the pressure on the nameplate rating. Mine did samething and I had to replace the rubber hoses from the pump to the injector. Your fuel pressure will tell us whats going on.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 14, 2010


Does it have a pressure gauge in the back by the fan?

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 14, 2010


Hi,
The fan motor is setup...
Tear it part and get some WD-40 worked into the motor at the shaft end... then when you get it spinning freely... get some light motor oil worked into the bearing...

Works best if you can tip the heater back so the WD-40 and oil naturally run back into the motor...

heatman101

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 14, 2010


Unfortunately it sounds as if you are loosing the fan motor, or it could possibly be in the fuel pump as it is run from the same motor.You could try cleaning out the fuel pump by taking it apart and cleaning it then make sure you pay attention to detail putting it together. It could be dirt in the pump but I lean more towards fan motor.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 13, 2010


Check your fuel lines and most models have a fuel filter in line. A few things come to mind one how old is the fuel? Check the screen in the nozzle assembly by removing nozzle it sits directly behind the nozzle, these corrode and affect fuel flow. While you have this tore down clean the fire-eye with windex and terry cloth rag, it may not be seeing the flame. Check the air filter at the back of the heater as well. These are common problems with these heaters.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 13, 2010


Sounds like the thermocouple is bad. Pushing the knob bypasses the thermocouple and permits ignition once you let go after thirty seconds it is supposed to stay lit. This is common with heaters.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 13, 2010


They can run on diesel but I myself would not do it. Diesel is an unrefined form of kerosene and has higher amounts of sulfur and parafin which means it will stink more and burns dirtier. Yes you can do it, K1 kerosene is the fuel of choice here and I would not change. This is my personal opinion you do not have to follow it.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 13, 2010


Well these simple heaters are good but can be quite annoying. This sounds as though you have lost the fan motor. You should hear a roar after ignition and being that all you have is a blue flame and little to no heat this tells me you lost the fan motor.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 13, 2010


It has a flame sensor that is either dirty or has failed.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 13, 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 12, 2010


is there a tube to the pressure switch you can clean this could be blocked

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 12, 2010


You can try repositioning the photo electric eye by slightly bending the holder up or down. I would look at it and make sure there is nothing on the lens and clean with windex dampened terry cloth rag.This is not recommended but you can by-pass the photo electric eye and if it stays running you have found the culprit. You are not clear as to if it even lights, these suggestions are good only if it ignites. Hope this helps you out.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 10, 2010


Clean the injector located right beside the spark plug and check both rubber tubes that connect to the housing that the injector screws into and finally make sure you turn the plastic screw on the plate where the filter goes. This screw regulates the air pressure . One of the screws is for a pressure gauge and the other one adjusts the air pressure.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 08, 2010


Hi,
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
heatman101

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 02, 2010


Is this a propane or kerosene heater? If it is kerosene, check your fuel, clean your tank and start with fresh fuel. Check your fuel filter/air filters at the back of air pump. Make sure your ignition system is working.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 01, 2010


pbphoton,

It sounds like you have a bad light sensor and need a replacement. I have a tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4258201-fix_gas_reddy_heaters_will_not_continue whhich should solve the problem for you. It explains the problem, where to get the parts and how to do the repair.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating.

hardrocko

Reddy... | Answered on Nov 30, 2010


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly

Anything that burns produces Carbon monoxide. There is no way to physically vent the space heater but you can leave a side door open for air. The key is to notice the signs of nausea, the lack of ability to do things requiring manual dexterity / clumsiness, dizziness or a headache when your using the unit. Also... it is a good idea to have someone check on you about every 30 minutes if your working alone in a garage. Make sure they know how to turn off the heater and how to open your garage door. (just common sense stuff)

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

Reddy... | Answered on Nov 28, 2010

Not finding what you are looking for?
Reddy Heater-30-55,000 BTU Variable Logo

473 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Reddy Heating & Cooling Experts

Paul Carew

Level 3 Expert

3527 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85239 Answers

Fahr Quad

Level 3 Expert

774 Answers

Are you a Reddy Heating and Cooling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

View Most Popular

Reddy Heating & Cooling

  • Reddy Heating & Cooling

Most Popular Question

reddy heater r35

  • Heating & Cooling
Loading...