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I HAVE A 170 REDDY HEATER THAT RUNS FOR APP.10 MINUTES AND QUITS BLOWING OUT BLACK SMOKE I HAVE CHANGED FILTERS AND CHECKED PRESSURE WAS AT6. PSI CAN YOU GIVE ME ANY HINTS

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Sounds like you have dirt in your fuel tank, as the heater runas it picks up the dirt in the filter plugging it up. When the heater shuts off, the dirt falls out of the filter. You start the heater back up and it does it all over again. Empty your tank and change the fuel filter. Should be fine then.

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SOURCE: RM115 Reddy Heater forced air heater problem

air pressure should be no more than 3.5 psi. could be your pressure is too high and is blowing out the flame.

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SOURCE: reddy heater 55000 btu R55A wont stay running

have you cleaned the little sponge filter?

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with the top off see if there is an obstruction between the fan and the back of the heater chamber.  also mounted on the backside of the combustion chamber is a hi limit with two wires coming out of it.  this connects to the flame detector which is in the flame path.  it is a copper cappillary with two spade connectors on it.  once a flame is detected, it generates a millivolt signal that opens and maintains the main gas valve. 01e527f.jpg

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SOURCE: Reddy Heater won't stay running

Dear travelinman4, 02-21-2009 18:24 EST (USA)

Re: Reddy Heater "Won't Stay Running"
Model R150A

Old Fuel? Added a Can of Fuel Booster? Used Starter Fluid?
Spark Plug or Igniter?
Gas, Propane, or Kerosene?

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Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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SOURCE: R55B Reddy Heater won't stay running. (PMS? menopause?)

Wow! Yours is the best description of a problem I have ever seen!!! Before I read the whole thing I figured you missed the pressure check as most people do but you nailed it. This is what I would try, Replace the air filter, the fuel filter, and the fuel (to make absolutely sure there is no water in the fuel) and readjust the fuel/air mixture. If that does not do it replace the cadmium cell they only cost pennies. Let me know how you make out and good luck.

hardrocko

PS, I have one of these so I am pretty familiar with the problems.

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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