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I have a Reddy heater r40. It will start and run 5-10 minutes then shuts off. I can unplug it and plug it back up and it will restart and run 30 seconds to a minute, then shut off again.

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SOURCE: heater keeps shutting off !!

I have model 5532, but I think they all have the same problem. There seems to be a safety device in the ceramic heater that turns off if it gets too hot. It "remembers" when this happens as well and will shut off until it is unplugged for 10-15 minutes.

This happens on even lightly used heaters if used in dusty conditions. Dust builds up behind the ceramic heater and the lack of flow causes it to overheat. The unit must be dismantled and the dust brushed/vacuumed out. The good news is that not only will the heater work again, but it will have better airflow too!

To do this, tech support and other people say to "clean the rear grill", but my rear was not dirty. The front grill had some dust that I vacuumed clean, but did not help. In my unit there are no filters before the air goes through the heater element. The problem is in the center of the heater. Taking out the internal fan (four screws on the sides of the squirrel fan box), I could see that the radiator was over half covered in dust. I cleaned that dust out using a shop vac and the problem went away.

Opening the heater was a little tricky, two of the screws were triangle head screws. Once inside, however, it is a simple proceedure to remove the fan. Of course, you should unplug the heater and wait a while before opening it up to make sure there are no electrical charges stored in the unit.

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: propane reddy heater shuts off

Either a bad ignitor or gloplug.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dryer model #66912690 The dryer stops

replace motor drive,,,defective motor...onthejob

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

tbugger

Jerry Magee

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SOURCE: heater shuts off unexpectedly

I would suspect that either the reset (HA3003 Safety Control) or the photocell (HA3019) is bad. For test purposes only bypass them one at a time- see if the unit ron OK.
Troubleshooting tips




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Posted on Apr 22, 2009

Mike Phillippi

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SOURCE: kerosene heaters run for 30 mins then shuts off.

Sounds like the pump or air filter is dirty. If cleaning them doesn't help, the pump will need to be rebuilt.

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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Have a Reddy Heater 55,000 BTU unit, when plugged in it will run for about 5 minutes or so and then shut off.


Hi,


Here are a couple of tips that I wrote that tell you how to troubleshoot a Torpedo or Reddy heater...

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zwhiteeagle,

This is a classic reddy heat problem. I have a tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4258201-fix_gas_reddy_heaters_will_not_continue which explains the problem, tells you where to get parts and how to repair your unit.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the generous rating!!

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Sounds like the pump or air filter is dirty. If cleaning them doesn't help, the pump will need to be rebuilt.

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Runs for about 15 minutes then shuts off .


I believe the pump setting is 6.0 for the 155 BTU model. I will know more after tonight, we are using a Reddy Heater 155 unit tonight at church. I will look on the side panel and see what the PSI should be for the pump pressure and respond either tonight or tomorrow.

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My best guess is that you are are connecting to your AC receptacle with an extention cord that is too small. The Reddy Heater contains a computer that will shut the unit off if it cannot pull enough amps from your service. The longer the cord the higher the loss from receptacle to unit. This loss can be reduced by increasing the size of your extention cord. I run a 100' 10/2 cord.

Hope this helps!

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