Salamander - torpedo kerosene heater


Old 02-07-07, 02:10 PM
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Salamander - torpedo kerosene heater

Hope this is the right spot for this. I have an old Sears branded 50,000btu "salamander" style portable heater that won't stay running. It starts up immediately and runs fine for about 1.5 - 2 minutes, then the restart button snaps out. It will start up again right away, but then shut off within seconds. It is getting fuel and the sparkplug used for igniting looks like new. Any ideas??
Old 02-07-07, 02:28 PM
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Is the air filter clean? Maybe the pick up tube is restricted. They'll only run for a short while after running out of kero and resetting the button won't let it run if it isn't getting fuel.
Old 02-07-07, 02:45 PM
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Does that one have the pump on it?? Is screen clean??? you sure you have #1 water white oil in it???

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