Torpedo Kerosene Heater Repair & HOW They Work




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2cyclemix: I came across one of these today. It's made by Dayton. The small amount of kerosene in it is probably at least 2 - 3 years old. Does kerosene go bad like gasoline?

ScrabbleMonster1: Excellent video, may god bless you even more than he already did.

Hagfan789: I have the same unit you have here..I'm having trouble with it not burning all the fuel from the nozzle..just making smoke & fumes then eventually pulsing out..plug & spark is good..nozzle is clear & spraying fine..I'm leaning to some bad kerosene being the problem maybe?. I just topped it off with new fuel too..figures..I'll check it for water & get back to ya .Good video btw

Gary Ronan: They work great in A garage if K-1 kerosene is used. Fuel oil will stink up the place. Usual precautions apply. Plenty of ventilation, working CO detector, have someone check on you from time to time and you will be warm and safe. A thermostat that plug's into the wall and then into the heater will save A lot in fuel cost but they are not cheap. I found my heater's and stats at auction in the dead of summer dirt cheap. Not much call for heating equipment when the day is topping out at 100+! I have A couple of propane unit's that I prefer but when it gets cold I don't care, as long as I'm warm! Thanks for the information. I was not aware of the universal spark coils. Good to know.

Stephen Zielinski: I have fuel pouring out of the front end from trying to get her fired up! I cleaned the fuel nozzle,turned the plug everyway possible but she won't light! Runs for 10 seconds and shuts off.Now what? Take it to the gun range and blow it to hell?

marknlinda417: Great video, thanks for sharing your knowledge on this. I wasn't sure where to start until I watch your video. 

Stephen Zielinski: I replaced the plug,photo cell,new K, filters, It won't fire now and just shuts off after 5 seconds.Is it the pump?

blorph1: Woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't sleep so I got up and started rummaging around on Ytube. Forget which videos I started with but pretty soon I noticed a pattern: most of the videos I was choosing were by this 'sixtyfiveford' guy and they were great. Unfortunately, I didn't up thumb them. Then I saw this one with the picture of the Reddy Heater 55 which I have owned for about 2 or 3 decades. To start mine I have to enrich the mixture a bit by blocking the air intake with a piece of paper for 1 second then it runs well. This video has encouraged me to get into it and set it up properly. And up thumb this video! Thank you, sir sixtyfiveford!!

Kenneth Sylvester: thanks

johndeeregfan: I can't get over 2.2 psi out of mine. ( I need 3.4 ) My cone wasn't getting red. What could be the problem? I have decent fuel spray. However, over the years I've had the pump apart and lightly sanded the vanes because they stuck. Maybe the pump vanes are worn. I have .004 clearance on the pump also.

RickScherfDrywall: We just got a used torpedo from the shop next door. The shaft that the fan blade is mounted on doesn't want to spin the fan blades hard enough when the heater is trying to ignite. If we take the cover off and give the fan blades a spin manually, usually a few spins in it'll fire and run all day like a champ. Any ideas what would have that shaft a little bit stuck and not wanting to rotate on it's own? 

Joshua Ney: captain hook - light AYYYYIGH, thanks for the lesson

Brian Watson: It's not digital

dawn watson: I had my heater running fine after I cleaned out a massiive nest. I turned it on a few times burning out the small debris. then I pluged it in and noticed it was on low. So while it was about to start or trying on low, I turned the knob to high and it made some firing noises and I saw some flashing or sparks. Now it won't to anything. I plug it in and nothing , before that incident it started. Do I need a new ignitor? Mine doesn't have a spark plug, just wires from the control panel then mounted next to the fuel output.

Victor Maslak: I tried to adjust. pressure to3.4 because front wouldn't get hot enough, no matter which way I turned adjustment it stayed on 2 psi ,what could be the problem?

WrongWayWillie13: hey, I have a mr heater 75k btu. it would come on and shut off and continuously fire smoke fire smoke. i pulled the cover it has continuous spark and fuel sraying.so I check the photo senor, its nice and clean. same results, I pull the pressure plus and connect my vac gauge. flip the switch and I get a 2 flash error code for slow motor start. nothing in the heater moves. its cold here about 20*. so I put a small electric heater on it to warm it up. didn't help. I tried to bypass the thermo didn't help. I did notice a secondary sensor below the igniter. could it be something with unburned fuel in the tube ?? thanks and help is greatly appropriated 

michael Beauchene: my space heater whene I turn it on it goes after a min then I have to reset n goes out after another min what could be the issue here is it tha senser or the coil

Don Distel: Thanks for the reply . This heater will not even start with a propane torch right by the nozzle . I did order new vane blades and a gauge so we will see what happens when the part get here in a few days . The vanes did come out and and I'm not sure oh they need to go in a certain way . What a headache just cuz I wanted to clean and oil it .

Timothy Bertsch: That old heater I have, the fan turns freely until its powered. Than it turns real slow. The pump is fine. Do you have any idea why the fan motor does this?

patrick mcclelland: thanks for the video.do i need to change anything on mine in order to burn diesel?

Ricardo Rivera: thanks man your video was a lot help

liloz33: The back order on the part is out to at least May. They say the cold weather has played a part in the back order. Hmm! Well again I thank you for the video at least I know about everything I could want to about this unit. Thanks

Danny Fritcher: I've looked everywhere and can't find an igniter replacement for under $50....any suggestions on where to find a cheaper one? Thanks!

Benny Chong: Thanks for posting the video. I have a Reddy heater (35,000 BTU). Mine runs for about 6 to 10 seconds and shuts off. It worked fine last year. I just replaced the fuel line and air line. I see spark and fuel (fog), but it runs for a short time, gets hot and then trips the breaker on the back. Any ideas?

whspioneer89: I have the same torpedo heater except mine has a furnace style igniter instead of spark plug. Mine starts but then stops sometimes right away, sometimes after a few minutes. 

Gottlieb Goltz: Lot's of hot tips thank You.

shane fink: Hey that helped alot that's pretty cool to take your time explaining things just might save my wife and four yr old daughter from our pipes freezing I live in a trailer I have the same heater but it does not have a spark plug u said it would have one or " some other igniter" could u please elaborate and again thanks your a good person some ppl do appreciate 

howie fisher: where did you get universal igniter ? I need one for my dyna glo POS

Scott Hyke: Nice info, mine makes a buzzing noise but nothing else. I did hit the reset, same thing.

steve brown: I have been searching for a coil like you bought and I cannot find one, I ended up bolting on a used oil furnace coil on the side of mine and it's huge and very heavy, where did you get yours? I have bought a few heaters with the transformer bad and would love to find a cheap replacement instead of the $80.00 unit.

dwhollrah: Thanks, good overview of all systems. I was able run down a plugged nozzle to get my old Rediheater going. Roughly 25 yrs of hard service and I finally had to service it. Its de-icing my Polaris wheeler as I type. (there was a ton of black dust I cleaned from the air pump filter...this may have been part of the problem too) 

nathan Adkins: Mine has a ignitor instead of a spark plug and it is glowing red but not sparking anyway to fix that? 

Brian Watson: Where is a reset button, near the control panel?

Don Distel: My reddy heater will not fire and run after taking it apart to oil motor bearings do to the motor equaling for a short time on start up . Took air pump off also and cleaned it put vanes back in set gap at both 3 & 4 thou. Did get it to fire for a little bit but it didn't fire or even soun like it always did before

Maat922: Dude you just saved my butt. I've had this heater for 10 years an no problems, and a couple months ago it stopped working. This video just urged me to tear into it, and the first thing I see is a dried-up leaf sitting in front of the optical sensor. Painless. Thanks for kicking me into action!

Timothy Bertsch: my heater does not ignite with the top lid is on. If I take it off it ignites. it's calling for 5 pounds of pressure , I only can get 2.5 psi.I tried adjusting it but thats all i get. the spark plug sparks for the first couple minutes and then goes out is this normal? I change the pressure and fuel line hose is still does not seem to get over 2.5 psi. I installed a plug from another heater I have and it does the same thing. any suggestions? thank you 

Robert Cherkas: great tutorial thanks

Bob Bollinger: Great Video good information Thanks

Marshall Sheetz: very good and informative. good job..

Boerje69: Thanks! This really clarified things. I too had problem with spark.

Carl Walter: and, zap, my problem disappeared. thanks to your excellent tutoring. 

WrongWayWillie13: have one that run s for 5-10 mins then blows smoke filling up the garage then shuts off. does this sound like the light sensor

Michael Kent: Hi there - great video -- I didn't see or hear your link to where you brought your spark ignitor for $25.00. Id really love it if you could share this info. Thanks

Joanne Barrios: Ran heater out of diesel and filled it up, ran it for a half hour and it stopped with a code C9. fan spins, glow plug works. one second of flame, then out and code appears. PCK160VT HEATER. Any suggestions?

Dan6399: Thank you.

Dennis McLain: If the heater is plugged in and heating and you use up all your fuel does it cut itself off Automatically?

Mike Keefer: Nice vid, i have the pro 10 model....it sat a couple of years and had to oil the motor shaft a little but all's well. It's a great heater.

liloz33: Anyone find the Heater Ignitor Transformer for twenty bucks. Cheapest one I could find was sixty 

E5Bobby: Say, you were so helpful the other day I thought I'd pick your brain one more time, if I could. I got my brother's heater working but it cuts out about every 10 seconds or so and "chuffs" out a big cloud of white "smoke" (incompletely burned Kerosene). It will do this repeatedly. It has a new spark plug, we cleaned the nozzle and the electric eye, replaced the hoses, and have new kerosene. I also adjusted the pressure to 3.4 psi per the recommended settings. I'm stumped as to what can cause this intermittent firing. Have you ever seen/heard of this? If so, what's the fix? Thank you Mr. Sixtyfiveford!

The Kentucky Woodsman: Really good info. Thanks for posting!
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