Why won't my kerosene heater light? If it had an extinguisher like the old Kero-Sun heaters I wouldn't be having this problem. Many 'torpedo' heaters call for kerosene fuel for this reason (kero doesn't gell). This heater is, like your Monitor heater, a kerosene powered space heater. I have a co2 detector and it has been perfectly fine. Kerosene heaters are plenty safe, they have been using them forever. If you’re using your heater for the first time, make sure it’s filled with high quality kerosene , and that the wick has been soaked for at least an hour. If you are using diesel #2 you have what is known as fuel gelling. With my house being drafty and cracking a door I am good. If you are expecting the extremely low temperatures again, you may want to add some kerosene to your fuel tank. If you are interested in replacing your Monitor heater with something that is similar, then this is the closest equivalent. Why won’t my kerosene heater light? I dont run it all day. It's then sprayed in a fine mist into the combustion chamber to mix with air. This problem will correct itself as soon as it warms up a little more. When you push the “ignite” button, the igniter should move into position to light the kerosene vapor above the wick surface. I have a 2006 Dyna-Glow RMC 95-C2 and every time I hit the extinguish button it goes out almost all the way, but not completely.There still a little flame in the back. Lighting a standard kerosene heater is simple—after filling your heater’s fuel tank with 1-K grade kerosene and soaking the wick for a full hour, simply press and release the central ignition lever (if you’re using a model with an automatic ignition system), or lift the burn chamber and hold a lit match to the wick to get it going manually. Why won't the flame go out on my kerosene heater? If so, then you need to make sure the heater has been filled with good K-1 Kerosene, and that the wick has been allowed to soak in the lowered position for 60 minutes in a full tank of kerosene. Clean the tank completely and refuel with the recommended fuel oil, kerosene or diesel if you spot water. The wick should also be made by a long-time reputable replacement wick manufacturer such as Hattersley in … Why won't my kerosene heater shut-off? Why won't my heater light? Where can I find a manual for my kerosene heater? Most of those heaters work by an electric motor running an air pump that uses the venturi principle to draw kerosene out of the tank and spray a mist toward a spark plug that is constantly sparking. Kerosene Heaters vs. Electric Heaters Are kerosene heaters dangerous? The forced air type of Remington heater extracts kerosene from the fuel tank and delivers it to the nozzle in the burner head. Just here and there to keep the temp up. 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