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Reddy 3500 kerosene heater runs till it gets warmed up then it coughs smoke then shuts down. I put in a new spark plug didn't help. The heater is about 7 or 8 years old.

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

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