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Hi,


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

Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters





Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment


heatman101

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Jan 08, 2011 | 603 views


It could be a worn nozzle that does not attomise the fuel properly. Try changing or cleaning the nozzle.

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Jan 07, 2011 | 357 views


Remove the top cover, check for infestation of stinkbugs while sitting idle over the summer. Remove them and that may solve your problem. It worked for me!

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Jan 07, 2011 | 82 views


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

Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment
heatman101

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Feb 07, 2011 | 141 views


First thing is to download the service manual.

http://www.desaparts.com/service_manuals.html

You need to make sure the filters are clean and that you are getting the proper air pump pressure.

If the units starts up and runs good and slowly goes out it will normally be due to a lack of fuel getting to the nozzle. When there is not enough fuel being delivered to the nozzle from either a clogged fuel filter of dirty air pump output filter the unit will slowly shut down from lack of fuel.

If the unit shuts down while it is running properly and the nose come is orange then you probably have a problem with a photocell or the flame out control.

If you have other questions you can contact our service department at 269-685-4125 at extension 224

Thanks

M Cramer

www.allpartsinc.com

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Jan 05, 2011 | 1,066 views


You can try a United Rental Center or some of the Ace Hardware stores will work on these heater for customers.

If you can not come up with anything you can call our service department at 1-877-475-5660 or go to www.allpartsinc.com

Thanks

M cramer

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Jan 05, 2011 | 43 views


SOUND LIKE IT NEEDS CLEANING

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Jan 04, 2011 | 126 views


The first thing to check would be the fuel filter from the tank to the nozzle.

Then check the input and output filters on the back of the pump housing.

Here is a link to a service manual.

http://www.desaparts.com/service_manuals.html

Thanks

M Cramer

www.allpartsinc.com

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Jan 04, 2011 | 428 views


You can get them at Grainger but they will have to order.

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Jan 04, 2011 | 29 views


Try PHPdistribution.com They are a 25 year old company for heater parts. I have dealt with them before. If you cannot download a manual, they should have a (800) number to call on there website. They will probably e-mail you what you need. Good luck.

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011 | 300 views


Hi,


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

Reddy Heater - Troubleshooting Torpedo Heaters



Torpedo Heater Pump Pressure Adjustment


heatman101

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011 | 173 views


There is a heat sensor device that needs to be change,and that will fix your problem.

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Jan 02, 2011 | 192 views


These heaters have several things that happen to them while in storage. I do a yearly check on mine and it goes like this. Open the fuel tank and tilt the heater to see fuel at the filler hole, look at the fuel and tank you are looking for any water in the tank. Condensation is usually the culprit, what I do is drain the tank in to a clean five gallon bucket and the fuel floats on top of the water. If you see water use a rag and try to dry out the tank as best as you can. You can also siphon off the fuel for reuse just be careful not to siphon to much and get the water again. Next remove the top section of the heater tube, this exposes all of the internal burner parts. Locate the burner tray and remove it so you can access the fuel nozzle. Remove the nozzle, they say you cannot clean these but I say different. You need a Q-tip, tooth pick and carb cleaner and clean it up carefully so you do not damage the nozzle. Behind the nozzle is a screen these like to corrode so clean it real good too. Put the nozzle assembly back together, inspect your fuel lines for cracks, dry rot or holes and replace if necessary. At the bottom of the assembly there is a sensor for flame these collect carbon deposits,dirt and the occasional homeless insect. Clean this with windex and a soft terry cloth rag. Put the burner tray back together. Trace the fuel lines back to where they come thru the heater tube and now remove the side cover. You will find the fuel line and an in line filter remove the filter and clean this with a compressor and blow gun by blowing air backwards thru the filter. This instantly cleans the filter, now put it back together after inspecting the fuel lines,and replacing it if necessary. Put the side cover back on and go to the fuel/ air pump on the back of this there should be an air filter usually foam, clean this with dawn dish soap and dry really good before putting it back in.Inspect and clean igniter while you are inside the heater, then put the top section back together. Now you are ready to plug your heater back in and test it. If all went well you should be heating like it did when it was new. Just a tip for you is to look at the fuel coming out the nozzle it should be a fog not droplets, if droplets your nozzle needs changed. Pay attention to spray angle and GPH rating very very important.

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Dec 29, 2010 | 541 views


There are several reasons as to why this happens, and with that being said there are several things to correct this problem. I do this as preventative maintenance, remove the top section of the burner tube, this exposes the entire burner tray and internal parts. Locate the nozzle and remove it, they say you can not clean these, I say with a Q-tip, tooth pick and carb cleaner you can with out damaging it. Now behind the nozzle is a screen assembly these corrode at times so make sure to clean it as well.After cleaning up assemblies put the nozzle and filter screen back together.Next is the flame sensor, it is located below the nozzle assembly, round in shape and has a lens of sorts at the front. These collect carbon deposits, dirt, and the occasional homeless insect. It can be cleaned with a soft terry cloth rag and windex, now inspect the fuel lines for cracks, holes, or dry rot, replace if necessary. Locate the fuel pump next, on the back of it there is a foam air filter, this I clean with dawn dish soap rinse and dry really good, then put it back. Trace the fuel lines back to where they come thru the burner tube, now remove the side cover, you should see the fuel line and it goes to an in line filter. Remove the filter and I use a compressor and blow gun to clean it by blowing air backwards thru the filter, instantly clean. Inspect your lines again, replace if necessary. Replace side cover and open the fuel tank, lean the heater so the fuel runs towards the fuel filler opening. You are looking to see if water is in the tank, this happens from condensation when in storage. If there is I drain the fuel in to a clean five gallon bucket, now the fuel will float on top of the water and you should be able to see it.If there is water try to dry out the tank with a rag and remove as much water as you can. You can siphon off the fuel from the water and reuse it if you like just be careful not to siphon to far and get the water. Fill your heater with fuel, put cover back on the heater and plug it in, it should now fire up like new. Good luck

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Dec 29, 2010 | 295 views


There are several things that you can do to this heater and I have made it a yearly practice to pull this preventative maintenance. Here we go, remove the top section of the heater tube this exposes all of the internal workings of the heater. Locate the burner tray, on the front is a brass nozzle which they say you can not clean. I say with carb cleaner a q-tip and tooth pick you can, in behind the nozzle a screen assembly clean this too they like to corrode. Put the nozzle assembly back together and inspect all fuel lines for cracks, holes,and dry rot replace if necessary. At the bottom of the burner tray there is a round item, this is your flame sensor. These are known to collect carbon deposits, dirt, and occasional homeless insect, clean it with windex and a soft terry cloth rag. Now put the burner tray back in the heater. Trace the fuel lines down to where they come thru the case, remove the side panel cover here is where you will find the fuel line and an in line filter. Remove the fuel filter and I use a compressor and blow gun to clean these, simply blow air backwards thru the filter and instantly it's clean. Inspect those lines again if all is good put filter and lines back together and replace the side cover. on the back of the fuel pump is a foam rubber air filter, wash it out I use dawn dish soap, but dry it real good then put it back in. Now replace the top and I want you to open the fuel tank and tilt your heater towards the fuel opening, you are looking to see if there is water from condensation while being stored. If there is empty the tank in to a five gallon bucket, oil is lighter than water so fuel floats to the top. You can either throw it out and dry out your fuel tank or siphon off the fuel and reuse it, just be careful not to get any of the water. Now you are ready to test your heater.Plug it in and you should be up and running like new again.Good luck

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Dec 28, 2010 | 215 views


Usually it is one of the hoses that goes to the burning unit. One hose supplies fuel the other I think is a air pump hose. If either one has a crack in it or is not connected tight, it will not provide the proper pressure for the igniter to work. Check both of the hoses and I bet you will find one of them that is bad. Replace them and it will work again. Mine has done this every year.

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Feb 07, 2016 | 1,593 views


These heaters require some yearly maintenance and here is what I want you to do. First look in your fuel tank and tilt the heater so the fuel moves towards the fuel cap or inlet to the tank. You are looking to see if there is water in your tank, and this does happen by condensation forming while in storage. If there is water in the tank drain it all the way and dry the tank with a rag thru the filler hole. I empty mine in to a five gallon bucket and check it out. This way you can siphon off the fuel and reuse it, water is heavier and will sink to the bottom. Now yearly maintenance is as follows, remove the top half of the heater cover, locate the burner tray, remove it partially to expose the fuel nozzle. Remove the nozzle, they say you can not clean nozzles, I say with a q-tip, tooth pick and some carb cleaner you can just be careful not to damage the nozzle. Behind the nozzle is a screen these corrode too so clean it up as well, put the nozzle and screen back together and locate the flame sensor, these collect carbon, dirt, and occasional insect looking to nest. Clean this with windex and soft terry cloth rag, in putting this back make sure it has a clear unobstructed view of the flame. Inspect the fuel lines for breaks, holes and dry rot, trace them down to where they come up from the bottom. Remove the side panel and locate the fuel line and remove it from the in line filter. To clean the filter you need a compressor and blow gun then you will blow air thru the filter backwards and now it is instantly clean.Now put the heater back together, side cover,and top. You are now ready to start the heater up so, add fuel and electric you should now be heating like new. Good luck

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010 | 133 views


Well it is getting fuel but is it atomized in very small droplet form? If so is your igniter close enough to ignite the fuel? You see these spray a very fine conical mist under high pressure, if the mist is not defined or conical it sprays past the igniter. If it is fine and cone shaped it could be the positioning of your igniter. Please check both by removing the top section of the heater and watch what is going on in there. My thoughts are a bad nozzle and if you replace it pay attention to spray angle and GPH rating printed on the side of the nozzle.

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Dec 23, 2010 | 176 views


Is there a reset or an in line fuse ( a little glass fuse )? This is only indicating that you have power to the heater. If I were to guess I would say there is something between the high voltage and low voltage, usually manufacturers will put protection (a fuse ) on the low voltage side of your step down transformer. Remove the electrical cover after powering it down and trace the wires from the plug to the transformer looking for a reset or little glass fuse.

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Dec 22, 2010 | 88 views


You probably have already checked this but is the ignitor trying to fire or not working at all ? Just curious. Thank you

All-Pro Kerosene... | Answered on Dec 17, 2010 | 383 views

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