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the reasons you get smoke are
1 bad fuel dirt
2 wrong air to fuel mix
3 need new jet
4 not sound fuel is leaking in blast area

Master Heaters... | Answered on Oct 08, 2013


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


Master Heaters... | Answered on Jan 12, 2011

You may need to disassemble the pilot module and clean the orifices. It sounds like the pilot is not maintaining sufficient flame to the thermocouple or thermopile, whichever the unit has. If there is sufficient flame, then the thermocouple or thermopile may be bad. Check all connections of those two components as well.

Master Heaters... | Answered on Dec 16, 2009

pull out flame sensor and sand. Re install and call for heat

Master Heaters... | Answered on Jan 21, 2009

This is a difficult question, if the rotor and blades are clean, not contaminated with anything, it seems to point in the direction of perhaps the parts expanding with excess heat. Is the motor running normally, is it overheating?? Is the area where it is being used particularly hot? Have you used it when paint spraying, sucking in paint,causing the rotor to stick. Is there any free movement on the motor shaft? There must be a reason but this is one of those faults which is not clear cut. Sorry I can't be more help.

Master Heaters... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015

To adjust the pump pressure on this type of heater, turn the threaded adjuster clockwise to increase the air pressure, but if the adjustment makes no difference, there maybe a loss of air pressure caused by a crack in the plastic filter end cover, the rubber seal at the end of the nozzle may be broken, gone hard, cracked or missing, there could be a crack in the burner head (where the nozzle screws in), leaking air supply pipe between the compressor and the burner head, the rotor and/or blades may be worn or damaged, or if contaminated with dirt,paint spray or oil, one or more blades may be stuck in the rotor If contaminated they will need to be replaced, but if doing so, remember to reset the clearance between the top of the rotor and the pump body, your manual will give you the correct clearance.

Master Heaters... | Answered on Feb 26, 2014

Thermostat (little dime size heat measuring disk with heatproof wires) is probably a little too close to the heat source. Try to bend it back a couple thousands of an inch at a time and see if it goes longer.

Master Heaters... | Answered on Jan 11, 2014

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