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My Reddy Heater runs a little then shuts off

The heater is a Reddy 60K BTU HSI Model # R60. I run K1 Kersosene. The was bought new and I've had it for about 6 yrs. I run it in my wood shop a very dusty invironment. I have never done any maintenance so I know I'm over due, but I don't have a clue as to how to go about this job. I don't know if there are any manuals on the market that can walk you though tuning up this heater, sure would like to have one. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Bill

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    Bill Range Dec 14, 2008

    This unit to my knowledge doesn't have a thermostat.

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Before I went replacing anything, I'd open the right access (looking from the front)panel. Pull the black feed hose off of the nipple on the the filter assembly. Carefully remove the filter barrel, which will be sticking down in the kerosene tank drawing the fuel out.With a flat tip screwdriver, rotate the plastic piece on the bottom of this assembly. Mine is red and looks like a little plug with a screen filter, shaped like a funnel. It has a friction fit so it will not be threaded. Pull this out and see if the fliter has dirt or debris in it. Blow it out with compressed air or wash it with a solvent. Replace the filter and reassemble, plug it in and turn it on. 98% of my early shut down or fuel issues are resolved by doing this. Doesn't take much to restrict fuel flow in these heaters enough to shut them down. Good luck.

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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
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It sounds like you need to replace the thermostat in the unit! ( avery common problem in this model!
I hope i was if help!

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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