20 Most Recent Reddy HEATER RLP30 30,000-BTU PORTABLE LP PROPANE FORCED AIR HEATER Questions & Answers


is the sensor for the thermocouple located in the right spot in the flame,remove it and if you have access to a propane torch,heat the end till its red hot and leave it connected to the gas valve,then start the unit and this will tell you if the sensor is properly positioned in the pilot flame on the unit itself,if not you could have a defective new thermocouple or another safety device keeping it from staying lit or the gas valve is faulty

Reddy HEATER... • Answered on May 09, 2019


I would start by replacing the thermocouple. It is suppose to keep the gas valve open when in operation. If the mercury in the thermocouple dries out it won't keep the gas valve open and thus the flame goes out. If that does not work then you have a gas valve problem.

Reddy HEATER... • Answered on May 05, 2017


Possible weak gas flow to igniter may require adjustment, have a qualified gas technician check it. press the helpful button

Reddy HEATER... • Answered on Jan 08, 2016


wile red button is pushed no flame or turns off when the button is released the flame dies ? if no flame tank is too small or spark isn't in far enough to catch gas . if flame is present with button down then the over heat switch on the in line thermal coupler could b bad u can check the over heat switch with a jumper between the two wires and if it stays lit you got it if it goes out then its the thermal coupler that's bad

Reddy HEATER... • Answered on Dec 13, 2013


Sounds like you have a bad gas hold on valve. I have a tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4258201-fix_gas_reddy_heaters_will_not_continue which explains the problem, how to fix it and where to get the parts. Let me know if you need more help.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the generous rating.

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Reddy HEATER... • Answered on Dec 02, 2013


clean the sensor so that the control can have confirmation of ignition If you need further help, reach me via phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/dan_73bbd84fe1d95b61

Reddy HEATER... • Answered on Nov 11, 2012


It could be either a defective thermocoupler (which would look like the tip is corroded and shortened) or the thermal switch kit may have dirty electrical connection at one or all of the spade clips (pull each clip and clean with an abrasive like sand paper then replace the clips making sure they are tight. If the pilot still won't stay lit, the thermal switch may have gone bad. Jump it out to verify. I found parts online at http://www.cart32hosting.com/estore/template/thumbnails.php?id=010780&cid=39        Good luck!

Reddy HEATER... • Answered on Dec 23, 2011


Hi,


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Reddy HEATER... • Answered on Feb 15, 2011


There are two possible problems. A flame sensor or gas valve. Try replacing the flame sensor then if that does not work its the Gas Valve.

Reddy HEATER... • Answered on Jan 27, 2011


No you can not convert this unit to natural gas. They do not make a conversion kit or give us any sizes to drill out any orifices.

Reddy HEATER... • Answered on Dec 28, 2010


Greg, was just looking up the same problem and found this check it out. Susie..... tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4258201-fix_gas_reddy_heaters_will_not_continue which explains the problem, how to fix it and where to get the part

Reddy HEATER... • Answered on Dec 10, 2010


Does this unit have an OXYGEN DEPLETION SENSOR ? if so, then are you using the heater in an area that is too confined or too closed-up? You say it is forced air, therefore the air must move continuously or the over-heat sensor will stop the gas since there is no air to remove the heat being produced. If this unit has a thermocouple flame sensor, the flame my not be touching thethermocouple sufficiently and the thermocouple thinks something is wrong and stops the gas. Or the thermocouple can be weak and not give a strong signal to allow the gas valve to stay open. This is common on heater and hot water heaters, and you simply change the thermocouple.
Good Luck, Macgivor

Reddy HEATER... • Answered on Nov 27, 2010


replace thermocouple assembly

Reddy HEATER... • Answered on Feb 22, 2010


if its lit by a pilot your thermocouple is bad the purpose of the thermocouple it to keep the gas valve open

Reddy HEATER... • Answered on Feb 07, 2010


if you get heat when it runs and then it shuts downs you need to clean your flame rod or replace the thermocouple if its a pilot lit furnace

Reddy HEATER... • Answered on Feb 07, 2010


YOUR IN LUCK EASY FIX, IT IS THE THERMO COUPLER IT IS A ROUND COPPER PEICE ABOUT 2 INCHS LONG IT MUST BE IN CONTACT WITH THE FLAME THEY COME LOOSE DO TO MOVEMENT MAKE SURE IT IS IN CONTACT IF IT IS REPLACE IT FROM ONE AT HARDWARE STORE THEY ARE GANERIC MAY TAKE SOME RIGGING TO GET IT TO FIT BUT IT WILL AVERAGE COST 10.00

Reddy HEATER... • Answered on Jan 26, 2010


Make sure your thermocouple tip is in the pilot flame and the other end is snuggly screwed into the control. Clean the pilot if not heating thermocouple. If pilot is heating tip thermocouple and it still goes out after holding the button down for 2 minutes, then your thermocouple is likely bad.

Reddy HEATER... • Answered on Jan 23, 2010


reddyparts.com has most of the thermocouplers.

Reddy HEATER... • Answered on Oct 06, 2009


out of fuel

Reddy HEATER... • Answered on Jul 29, 2007


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 &... • Answered on Dec 30, 2020

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