20 Most Recent Reddy Heater-70,000 BTU Kerosene w/T'stat Questions & Answers


most problems with these are air flow related seems they have a very fineky air flow switch all your filters and such have to be pristene to work this

Reddy... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015


REAL FACT is: If all individual components of the heater are at 100% but the air pump pressure is not on it's mark, then the heater WILL NOT continue to run!
Air Pump Pressure is directly related to fuel delivery. Read that statement again! It is the most important line of text on this website.
If the pump pressure is incorrect, then, the fuel delivery will be incorrect. As a result, the heater will not run to specs.
Instructions for setting the air pump pressure:
Air pump pressure is the pulse of the heater. Pump pressures range from 3 psi to 6 psi depending on heater BTU size (see chart below). A loss of ONLY 1 psi translates to a 30% to 17% loss of FUEL FLOW (starvation). You must know the specified required pressure and set the pressure accordingly.
Heaters with Hot Surface Ignitor technology are extremely critical to pump pressure. If the pressure is off by 1/2 psi, the heater may run for 5 seconds, then shut down because of IGNITION FAILURE. The only way to correct this problem is to set the pump pressure to DESA's recommended pressure specification.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. If your plastic end cover looks like this......
m29609t.jpgM29609 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.
or
If your plastic end cover looks like this......
m16545t.jpgM16545 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.

Reddy... | Answered on Mar 04, 2015


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. If your plastic end cover looks like this......
m29609t.jpgM29609 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.
or
If your plastic end cover looks like this......
m16545t.jpgM16545 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.

Reddy... | Answered on Mar 04, 2015


pressure should b at 6 to 6.5 clean nozzle check for cracks in air ling and fuel make sure both filters r clean and the flame sensor is clean good luck

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 13, 2013


May need to reset the safety switch. Should be located near the motor.

Reddy... | Answered on Oct 01, 2012


Go to http://www.bealsmotor.com/heater.html click on the Desa Kerosene Manual and go to page 10

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 21, 2012


FUEL FILTER

(For 40/55/60/70/110/115/155/165 Models

Only)

1. Remove side cover screws using 5/16" nutdriver.

2. Remove side cover.

3. Pull upper fuel line off fuel filter neck (see

Figure 15 or 16).

4. Carefully pry bushing, fuel filter, and lower

fuel line (110/115/155/165 Models only) out

of fuel tank (see Figure 16).

5. Wash fuel filter with clean fuel and replace in tank.

6. Attach upper fuel line to fuel filter neck.

7. Replace side cover.

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 21, 2012


Go to the link below and look on page 10 and it tells you how to get to the fuel filter and replacing it.

http://www.bealsmotor.com/Desa%20Kerosene%20Manual.pdf

Reddy... | Answered on Jan 20, 2012


If you brought the heater to my shop with the great (no lie!) description of the problem we would immediately grab a flashlight, shine into the tank and look for water droplets rolling on the bottom of the than. (Keep in mind that a layer of water can be on bottom & not show up with the light)

The next thing would be to use soapy water and try to find a crack in or around the plastic cover and move all the way to the nozzle looking for an air leak. 3.4 at the gauge doesn't mean the air is going all the way to the nozzle.

Next, remove the top cover. Does the heater run fine once removed? If so, replace the worn out nozzle. That heater has some age on it and DESA recommended annual replacement.

The filter is more of a strainer than a filter. It is hollow.

Read more troubleshooting tips.

Reddy... | Answered on Jun 13, 2011


Bypass the Safety Control (reset). If it runs replace the part. If it doesn't restore the bypass & move along the current path- see where voltage is getting and where it isn't.

Caution-- do not leave the unit running with the SAFETY CONTROL bypassed!

The Safety control feeds both the motor & the Ignition Control (transformer). According to your description neither is operational so it sounds as if the reset is either defective or has a loose wire.......unless the thermostat is defective or turned too low to allow the unit to cycle.

Read more troubleshooting tips.

Reddy... | Answered on Apr 25, 2011


Knowing the model #, would really help in helping you. Thanks

Reddy... | Answered on Mar 12, 2011


cspring,

Go to http://www.reddyparts.com and you should find what you are looking for.

Thanks for using FixYa and the great rating.

hardrocko

Reddy... | Answered on Mar 06, 2011


Depends on the model of your heater. Which 70k heater do you have?

The nozzle might be PP208 or it could be 100735-18.

look at the chart

Reddy... | Answered on Mar 06, 2011


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

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Reddy... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


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

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Reddy... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


See previous solution posted at 11:20am, this date.

Reddy... | Answered on Feb 24, 2011

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