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Heater will not ignite when plugged in fan will run it trys to light i think its not getting any fuel to light when fan stops heater shows E 1 on the gauge

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The heater has a photocell & control board. The safety system is not allowing the heater to run because ALL systems are not functioning properly. The control board shuts the heater down after 5 seconds if the system is not operating at 100%. Most of the time the problem is a simple adjustment, but don't adjust anything without knowing EXACTLY what you are doing.

Suggestion- If you are going to do a DIY repair then send an email, request troubleshooting tips for the HSI type heater. Be sure to send correct model of your heater. Without the correct model you may not get a reply.

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