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Remington 60 kerosene heater powers on and motor begins to run and can see fuel being delivered and ignitor heating up. runs for 5-10 seconds and shuts off

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Ready Heater 60 wont start. Fan runs for about 5 seconds and then stops.

Check the wires for good connections. If the connections are good, then check the adjustment for the ignitor (sparker or glowplug).

Feb 10, 2011 | Reddy Heater 60,000 BTU Kerosene...


Torpedo Heater Kerosene Heater Portable

There are many problems with portable kerosene torpedo heaters. To keep them running in top form you need to keep them adjusted properly and also give them periodic service.


This “tip” tells you how to troubleshoot your torpedo heater, It also can be useful for your to use to tune-up your heater.

This “tip” will walk you through how to set the pump pressure of your heater. This is one of the most important things to do to keep your heater running at top efficiency.

The next thing that you want to remember is that for your heater to run the best and get the longest runtime before service is need you need to run it with the cleanest fuel possible. Although these heaters are certified to run on kerosene as well as #1 and #2 heating oil and diesel fuel, you will get much more soot and other impurities built up in your heater if you run the lower grade fuels. Kerosene is the cleanest fuel you can burn is these units.

Another plus to running kerosene in your torpedo heater is that it will not gell in extremely cold weather. Even if the fuel is not completely gelled, when it gets very cold heating oil and diesel will get thicker and cause the heater not to work as well. The fuel is pulled up through a hose by the air going through the pump. Any changes in the viscosity of the fuel will begin to affect the amount of fuel pulled through the hose.

Bottom line is this. You may pay a bit more for the kerosene initially, but it will pay you off in the long run by you not having the troubles that you will experience by burning cheaper fuels. Burning only kerosene will give you a long satisfying experience with you torpedo heater.

on Jan 16, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

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I have a remington kerosene heater rem110. i will run a minutes and shuts off. any suggestion as to why?


All these type heaters (Reddy, All Pro, Remington and Master heat) were made by DESA international.

I have a tip at which explains this common problem, where to get the repair parts and how to do the repair.

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Jan 24, 2011 | All-Pro Kerosene Garage Shop Heaters - All...

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The heater fan runs for about 5 seconds , does not heat and than turns off.

This could be several problems. Check your fuel first. If it is old fuel from last year, get rid of it and fill with fresh. If it has water in the tank, your spraying water to your ignition source. If you have fresh fuel, it could be a fuel filter stopped up or your air pump is not set properly. Also check your ignitor to see if it is working properly. Some have a spark plug and some have a glow type ignitor.

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I have a 115 remington that runs, until the upper cover is on

I would say that it's definitly not getting enough air to fuel mix. Check all of your filters and the air supply line that gous from the motor to the fuel nozzle. They tend to get hot and brittle over time and even the smallest leak will shut the system down. Also check the high heat limit switch, it looks like a thick watch battery, take it off and hold a lighter under it, if you hear it click it's working, if not it's most likely the problem. There is no real way to check the CAD flame sensor, they can look fine and still be faulty.

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No fuel but ignitor comes on but no motor or fuel?

You must troubleshoot to see if the motor is getting 110 volts.
The problem could be the board *or* it could be the motor.

Dec 28, 2008 | Reddy Heater-70,000 BTU Kerosene w/T'stat

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Igniter lites up fan kicks on and within 5 sec shuts off

Dustin, The ignitor only glows for 5 seconds, just long enough to ignite the fuel. The heater is shutting down because the photocell does not see the correct flame color.
Since you say "comes on for 5 seconds", I can only assume that there is a flame. You do not specify a lack of flame. I am also assuming that you have had the heater running this heater season and the problem just started.

YOU must find out if the problem is fuel delivery related or electronics related. Start by checking the pump pressure.

Follow these troubleshooting tips

Dec 21, 2008 | Reddy Heater-70,000 BTU Kerosene w/T'stat

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Heater will not stay running

Spark plug or hot surface ignitor?

Nov 18, 2008 | Reddy R60A Utility Heater

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Reddy heater torpedo problem

You don't state whether this heater has the old style spark plug technology or the newer Hot Surface Ignitor technology. Troubleshooting will be different, depending on the style of heater, because the electronics are different.

You ask "what are the two adjustments screw heads on the back of heater". As stated by tros1 these are A. an air pump adjustment screw, and B. a pressure relief valve.

Both technologies require correct pump pressure in order to deliver the fuel at the proper rate. For a pressure setting video

Feb 23, 2008 | Reddy Heater-170,000 BTU Kerosene Deluxe

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