Roger Gustafsson: Mine starts, runs for about 10 seconds, then motor(fan) looses revolution,
finally stops, comes back on for 2 seconds poorly, then dies definitely.
Everything is checked and works. Airpump binding? It's got a LOT of hours
Dennis Finke: the fan isn't turning by hand or when i plug it in. the guy i bought it off
of said he aint used it in 6 yrs and has maybe 24 hrs of burn time. is
there a way to try and brake fan loss or do i need to buy a new motor.
MrBladecx: Tonight i come in and plugged it up and it ran for 2 hours doing good. i
unplugged it to move it to another part of my shop, then when i plugged it
in it would come on blow a little heat and then white smoke and cut off. i
kept trying, i took the cover off. when i plug it up it glows, but will not
start and just kicks off, PLEASE HELP ME!! P.S does not have a spark plug.
Joe Janus: I have a Reddy heater 155. It doesn't want to stay running when its cold
(1st start). Heater starts and then the burner goes out and fuel mist comes
out of the front of the heater before is shuts down automatically. Once the
garage is warmed up some. The heater starts and runs great. I need it to
start when its cold. Any tips on whats wrong?
Jimmy Souvannarath: So my reddy heater had the same problem as the video describe with "no
spark" I purchased the part stated in video. Cut wires and plugged in.
Spark was found but now it won't ignite. (Fuel is being sprayed) I'm
clueless why the flame won't kick on. Any help would be great! Live in MN
an the winter cold is killing me in my garage.
Bryanna Freeman: Discovered my air pump veins were sticking. Cleaned with brake cleaner,
they had a sticky film on them. Reinstalled, had to readjust air pressure,
runs like new now! Thanks for the info!!
Jack Gutwein: I have an nec 100,000btu heater I rebuilt the blower and that works good
and I have spark it is not getting fuel ? can you tell me what to look for
. had the venturi out and it was not plugged up. the fuel in it is pretty
old could that be doing it? I just am not getting fuel for some reason.
Please reply asap thank you. could the psi be set too low?
Terry Martin: Got to say thank you for posting this video.
Fixed out little Reddy Heater today, was a fouled spark plug...
I can't change the air flow setting the screw rounded off, but its working
okay as it.
Heather Simpson: Helpful video. My torpedo heater turns on but then after a few seconds the
breaker trips. Sounds like it might be the optical sensor. There is no
heat. What are your thoughts? Thanks
Joey R: I have six Dayton heaters broken at work, that have had me scratching my
head, since they have no problem with fuel or spark. I never knew they had
a photo cell on them, until I watched your video. I have a feeling that's
the problem with all of them, since they're pushing ten years old, so I'm
going to check them tomorrow. Great video, with lot's of info. Thanks for
SKMC69: I bought this EXACT one in 1997 at Home Depot I think. Anyway, I just used
this the last 2 days at work. Never have had to repair anything on it.
Paul S Wartes: Thanks for explaining how these things work. I'm borrowing the
Toro Porta-Heat that quit. The owner thinks that not using Diesel #1 is
the problem. I bought #2 off-road thinking what the heck. So I kinda feel
responsible. When things were checked out the air pump isn't pumping, so
now im looking at the lines.
I'm having trouble finding the in-let and out-let filters for the air pump,
I'd just like to change them as the machine hasn't had any maintenance that
I can see. equipsupply.com huh? anybody else you deal with???
MrBladecx: i have a reddy 55 it starts runs awhile then stops. i have to repluge it up
to get it started again please help thanks
Lawrence Rupert: I've used a kero wick type heater for over 20 years, and have had three
"max smoke" events in the past two years (one with a new wick). I am now
sold on these, although the one I bought is a little noisy - I'll have to
turn it off during Prairie Home Companion (Sat. p.m.) and Mountain Stage
Jack Gutwein: I got it running last night. It had a faulty fuel line. Appreciate you
teaching what to look out for. Great Job! Thank you for the reply!
ruffypoo: I am having a huge issue with mine. It is very temperamental!!!! When I got
it I replaced the heating element (no spark plug) and cleaned the fuel
filter. It ran great 90% of the time. The other 10% what it would do is (I
call the kicking chicken) it will start like normal then it will blow raw
fuel out and it starts to shut off and come back on over and over till it
stops and fills my garage full of nasty white fuel. As of last week for
some reason it will not even work. It does the kicking chicken now and
never runs the way it should.
7Westwood: Thank you....very informative...I had a bad unit, now I am confident to try
to fix it.....
Jeff Begor: GREAT VIDEO - THANKS
Got a feeling when I go home tonight I will find the problem with mine. It
ran just fine for about an hour . Ran out of fuel and stopped. I filled it
back up with kerosene and now it won't ignite. Tries to. Just sits there
and smokes a lot.
tice_s auto_body: Thanks! I have a different make and model (Thermoheat) but it's the SAME
setup inside. Now that I understand the fuel/air system I'll look closer at
the air filters and fuel quality to explain my puff of smoke. It's much
better but not right after cleaning the the fuel filter/jet.
TheJf5432112345: I have a couple questions. Do you prefer propane or kerosene? If so why? Do
you run straight diesel instead of kerosene for the cost difference? I just
bought a small kerosene heater for my garage (a small portable, but it prob
only 20k btu's, it's the old perfection heater), and want to buy another
more powerful one and can't decide on sticking with kerosene (which I am
hoping I could run diesel for cost purposes) or going to propane. I also
bought the kerosene heater cuz its looking like my state is making it
illegal to have a fire in a fireplace, thus if the power or gas ever goes
out I will still have some heat.
jason Rudolph: Great video! Thanks for the help. Purchased a used sears heater that when
I purchased it, it had no issues starting up. When I needed it, of course,
it wouldn't start. It puffs a cloud of smoke and turns off. Any
Goldyfrom Baby: Hi what do it mean when it on for about 2min my eyes start burning what's
wrong with the heater?
Ross Guidotti: Howdy. I've put in a new ignition transformer in my R35A Reddy Heater. It
would ignite the fuel and it ran for a 2 hours i'd shut it off. come back a
few days later i'd have to take off the top of the unit and blow excess
fuel off the plug for it to light up. Now finally I went to use it and now
it's not sparking at all. This is a brand new igniter. What's my next move.
My ingiter/coil has two leads. i put one on and wrapped the other one in a
tape (NO PLUG) and sat it under the ignition chamber.
The photo eye is working cause it's shutting off after a few seconds.
What's the take? Did I burn out the igniter by only having one plug used
and the other one not attached?
I really love this thing and want to get her running .
The video is fantastic and your teaching approach is excellent.
Joe W: Dude- Awesome video! You're a great presenter-instructor,
liloz33: Ya I have lots of fuel flowing. The fuel is for sure producing the cloud
out hte front. It tries to light for awhile and than trips the reset
button. I don't have a way to check the pressure at this time. I never
made any adjustments to the fuel pressure when it went down. I don't have
a fuel leak in any place. I tore the unit down and cleaned it up to see if
I had any leaks. I have the spark plug pointed right direction and I
have tweeked it a couple of times to make sure the spark is right. I will
try and drain the fuel and try some fresh fuel. It seems everything else
you mentioned it working fine on this end. If I don't get this pretty
soon I will have to go out and purchase another one. Need to keep some
heat on my skidsteer.
This might be really stupid on my part. I never put the unit back
together when I tested it. Do you have to have the unit together as a
safety thing? I noticed you put it all back together before you started it.
I am going to try that. I am guessing I am not that lucky. Thanks for
all the help hope we get this thing running.
Not that it probably matters. The heater you feature in the video is the
exact same one I have. I tape up the second spark plug lead.
Carlene Day: Thank-You this helped my husband George out alot
tpike46w: can u burn diesel in this too?
1jonat: Hi 65, love your videos. I have a multi-fuel torpedo heater that is not
working. I dont even know where to start with it. It has a thermostat and
an on off button. I plug it in and turn the thermostat all the way up and
hit the switch to on and nothing happens. It doesn't even make a noise.
Where do you think i should start? BTW it can run on kerosene, diesel,
jet fuel and waste oil. It is 165,000 BTU. Your help would be
GoopOfOil: I have a Reddy Heater R50 that the motor went out on. Last month I put in a
New motor, hoses and spark plug. I had to fine sand (400) the rotor in the
air pump to keep it from binding when I tightened the screws up.
The heater would not Ignite. I read all your comments (Thank You!) and
figured it had to be air pressure as I had spark and New Kerosine flowing
out the nozzle. Got a gauge and found the best I could get out of it was
It was finally Warm enough to work on the Heater again today. (scratch head
I got a new air pump rotor and put it in today and set the rotor clearance
to .003. With the new rotor, it went up to 2.6 psi and that was enough to
allow the fuel to atomize and ignite. FINALLY!!
It is Supposed to be set at 3.6 psi and I tried everything I could to crank
it up but it would not go any higher. The cone is not getting as Red as it
should. I cleaned out the air pump spring and ball. Should I replace the
plastic pump cover and spring and ball? I do not see any cracks. It looks
like the adjusting screw is All the way in for Max pressure and still only
2.6 psi. Have you heard of any New Motors having a problem with correct
RPM's? What else could it be?
FlintSpall: Helpful video.Actually been working on a master b150c model today.Replaced
nozzle kit,due to it would run without the top,put top on it'd choke out.It
did better,but had difficulty adjusting pump pressure.Found that one of the
plug ports had hair line crack around it,so I took the pump cover off
another compatable heater I have,slapped it on and worked nicely.I have a
new filter cover on the way.I do have a question though.I sealed up the
crack with silicone to check if it'd still work before ordering a new
one,,and at start up,it puffs out a big puff of smoke then planes out,,,do
you think the new filter cover will fix that??,,or could something else be
the problem?? Thanks
newburyportvideo: Great video, had to smile your shop looks just like mine. good stuff
thornwarbler: great video thanks
Goldyfrom Baby: Could it be anything else I replace spark plug but I will check filter next
if that's the only thing you think it can be.
Mark Lawrence: Actually one of the better how to vids on this subject but high pressure
air to blow back through the fuel line usually pops out the cone strainer
filter in the fuel pick up tube leading to unfiltered fuel plugging the
nozzle at some point.
handers17: top man, I knew the people from over the Pond were clever but not just how
clever, now I know as much as you, top editorial thanks
gill834: i got an older torpedo heater (master ) it trips out almost straight
away,it does not have a photocell on it,any ideas ?thanks
Lawrence Rupert: I just bought on of these. What a great redneck starter video. Thanks!
Joe Janus: Where did you get the parts? Coil/sensor
Alejandro covarrubias: i got a 15000 pro it doesn't come on it tries but cuts off. can you tell
Keith M: I have a 15year old Dyno Glo RCM-KAF210-WH, the problem I'm having is low
air pressure. The pump pressure recommended is 8.5PSI. I can only get
4-6PSI. I have had it look at by an authorized repair center. They have
replace the rotor kit, filters, plug/pump adjustment kit. Still the same
problem. I think they are unsure of what wrong with it. Also I think they
might have problem finding parts for it. Do you have any recommendations of
what's wrong and where I could get part for this heater?
keith corrigan: I have a 100,000 btu reddy heater gets fuel perfectly with a great spray,
has new ignitor with great spark (same as old one) but won't ignite.......
then times out and trips the breaker
H.D. C.: nice video...I purchased a duralast 55,000 btu torpedo last year and
haven't used it more than a few hours. I have owned many heaters similar to
this one...my problem is the fumes are much stronger than the ones I have
used in the past, its like it is running rich or something so would the psi
being to low do this or to high?
Joseph Maximus: The part i asked you to identify is a "carbon rotor" which was broken . I
ordered another along w/ pump filter from
"Space Heater Parts.com", cost was $27.00 for both w/ shipping.
So now you know what it was that i tried to identify. Is there anything
special i need to do when installing this part ?
Bruce Connor: were Exactly did you purchse igniter?
nickgw: Just wanted to thank you for your video. I have the reddy heater 55 also,
although mine uses a glow igniter. I went through and checked each of the
areas you mentioned. Everything seemed to be working individually (glow,
fuel, air), but my issue was that my heater would run for 30 seconds to a
minute then shut down. I finally pulled the fuel line and blew down into
the tank to clear it. When I did, fuel came back up through the line???
So, I figured that the tank was pressurizing. Come to find out, the
breather hole in the fuel filler cap had debris and rust in it that clogged
it shut preventing the heater from drawing fuel because of the vacuum it
created after a minute or so.
Just thought I'd share in case someone else could use the info.
Goldyfrom Baby: Yes it just start doing this and it puffs a little
liloz33: I have now changed the ignitor and also the photo cell flame and I still
do not have heat. Wondering if you have any other suggestions? I have good
spark from the plug now but after changing the sensor I have the same
results. I bought the sensor locally but it is the same sensor you
referenced. Is there a way to by pass the sensor? Why hazard is caused by
Shawn James: Hi first off great video and second what website can I visit to order that
1uniquez: I have a reddy heater 1701 unit that will start right up, but then goes out
within 5-10 seconds everytime. any idea what this may be ?
Byron Horne: Hello,
I just bought a Mr. Heater MH50KR 50000 Kerosene heater from craigslist.
I turned it on last night and it would spark but no fuel came out. i moved
the air pump line further onto the outlet and now it comes on. Fuel comes
out and the front gets red but flames come out the front for a couple of
minutes while getting hot but sounds like its sputtering. I tried adjusting
the two nuts.
I checked the air filter and its a little dirty but not much. Any adeas?
Not sure if I shoudl check air line, fuel line or adjustments in back.