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125btu reddy heater, somene mixed
Drain it clean it out real good clean out the fuel system end to end. From the line in to the tank thru the filter and so on remove the nozzle clean the screen and nozzle put it all back together. with the top section removed try to start the heater. You should have a fine mist of fuel and spark if it lights shut it down and clean the photo electric eye with a soft cloth and windex. make sure the igniter is clean and close to the fuel mist for ignition, put the top on and turn on your heater.
on Dec 14, 2010
I have a reddy heater 50000 BTU, it is getting fuel and spark but will not ignite. What could be the problem?
You have fuel and spark but it won't ignite...
The problem must either be the spark or the fuel - the ignition unit isn't an unusual failure so is the spark gap correct; if there is a failing spark there is a temptation to reduce the size of the spark gap.
The fuel, paraffin or diesel isn't very volatile so it must be presented to the spark in a form that is easily burned and that means a very finely atomised spray - problems with the spray are common with older heaters, usually caused by small particles of dirt or rust either making the spinner stick or freeze or wearing the fit between the spinner and jet and the jet orifice and even if the jet is in good condition it is important to have the correct air pressure that is checked and adjusted whenever the heater is serviced.
Paraffin or kerosene has a fairly high content of dissolved water and when the inside of a fuel tank is unprotected steel, the fuel can cause some rusting...
A thorough internal clean and refill with filtered fuel will usually restore performance for the season.
Reddy Heating &...
on Dec 30, 2020
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