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Vogelzang kerosene heater will not ignite (no spark)

I have a Vogelzang kerosene heater that will not produce spark. The model is American Salamander 155. The unit powers on when plugged in and then trips the breaker after about 5 seconds, due to the safety features. The fuel is atomizing well, fan runs great but just no spark. Looking for any info to troubleshoot or check the different components. I don't know if it is the circuit board, ignition transformer, or other small transformer? I am getting 120v to the ignition transformer.
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If it's tripping the breaker that means some wire is grounded .Check all safety wire to make sure they are not exposed and touching the unit frame .
Just follow the sequence of operation and you should find the problem

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There is an igniter module and then the igniter electrodes (check the air gap) that produces the spark to start the fuel burning, both could be defective.

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SOURCE: I have a American 155 Forced Air Kerorsene heat

Here is a tip that will help you to figure out what is going on there..


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